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IN Discretionary Funding Fiscal Year 2023

Center: FG

Grantee: INDIANA FAMILY & SOCIAL SERVICES ADMIN
Program: FY 2023 Cooperative Agreements for States and Territories to Improve Local 988 Capacity
City: INDIANAPOLIS
State: IN
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 FG001161-01
Congressional District: 7
FY 2023 Funding: $3,118,108
Project Period: 2023/09/30 - 2026/09/29

The 988 Lifeline crisis centers in Indiana have achieved remarkable success thus far, surpassing and maintaining the goal of a 90% in-state answer rate. Additional investments must be made to enhance and improve the system. The four current Lifeline crisis centers have just begun operating with a shared telephony platform and CRM, alleviating workforce challenges and promoting standardization. Soon, the fifth lifeline crisis center will be going live, answering only chats and texts. While great successes have been made, gaps remain throughout the system, specifically in integration across crisis systems, data leveraging and management, technology implementation and maintenance, and stakeholder collaboration. To address these gaps, targeted investments are needed to enhance the peer workforce and add specific roles like quality improvement specialists, technology specialists, and a law enforcement coordinator. By making these important investments, Indiana can improve the quality of services and coordinate across crisis entities, ultimately creating the best possible crisis response system.


Grantee: OVERDOSE LIFELINE INC.
Program: FY 2023 Congressional Directive Spending Projects
City: INDIANAPOLIS
State: IN
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 FG000952-01
Congressional District: 7
FY 2023 Funding: $87,000
Project Period: 2023/09/30 - 2024/09/29

Aaron's Place: Exchange (APEX) Teen Program is a free year-long therapeutic engagement with youth ages 13-17 and their families where the effects of family substance misuse/addiction are addressed through fun after-school activities combined with education and therapeutic interventions designed to teach youth a variety of problem solving and self-care strategies. This program is an expansion of the existing Camp Mariposa: Aaron's Place program, which has served youth ages 9-12 in Indianapolis since 2020. APEX includes monthly after school sessions in Indianapolis, IN. This program will engage 20-30 teens each year of operation. Participants come from all demographic groups but constitute a mix of racial/ethnic groups. Most participants will be expected to qualify for free or reduced-price lunch at school. At APEX, teens are provided a safe opportunity to speak freely and openly about substance use disorder, connect with others in similar circumstances, and avoid stigmatization. Curricula includes development of protective factors including personal resilience, social connectedness, positive self-image, exhibiting self-control, maintaining positive relationships with others, and making decisions that lead to a healthy lifestyle. National guidelines encourage the development of protective factors to lessen the harmful effects of ACEs including family substance misuse. Programming includes delivery of trauma sensitive activities and therapeutic interventions designed to build resiliency, model healthy adult-child interactions through a mentorship component, support participants to build a peer network, and reduce isolation. Under the guidance of the Clinical Director (Occupational Therapy) and the Group Facilitator (LCSW), curriculum focuses on coping strategies and mindfulness activities.


Grantee: UNITED WAY OF GREATER LA PORTE COUNTY
Program: FY 2023 Congressional Directive Spending Projects
City: MICHIGAN CITY
State: IN
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 FG001116-01
Congressional District: 1
FY 2023 Funding: $100,000
Project Period: 2023/09/30 - 2024/09/29

La Porte County, IN is experiencing an ongoing and increasing unmet need for youth mental health and substance abuse prevention/intervention services due to a lack of providers, programs, staffing, funding, capacity (waitlists), and other barriers to access. Due to ongoing and growing concerns about the many issues that arise from compromised youth mental health, and with support of the local network of professionals, service providers, juvenile justice, and other key decision-makers, funding will be used to implement a pilot to address the following: 1. Needs Assessment: obtain a comprehensive needs assessment regarding youth mental health and substance abuse prevention/intervention services access, gaps, and barriers for youth in La Porte County; 2. Community Education and Outreach: educate the community about youth mental health and substance abuse issues/services and reduce the stigma surrounding getting help; provide outreach to youth and families; and 3. Systems Improvements and Career Path Promotion: address both gaps in youth mental health and substance abuse prevention/intervention services and barriers to service access by promoting the youth mental health and substance abuse career path and developing an advocacy plan for ongoing systems improvement


Center: SM

Grantee: ADULT AND CHILD MENTAL HEALTH CENTER INC
Program: FY 2022 Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic
City: INDIANAPOLIS
State: IN
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM086401-02
Congressional District: 7
FY 2023 Funding: $1,000,000
Project Period: 2022/09/30 - 2026/09/29

Grantee: ADULT AND CHILD MENTAL HEALTH CENTER INC
Program: Assertive Community Treatment
City: Indianapolis
State: IN
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM080909-04
Congressional District: 7
FY 2023 Funding: $666,405
Project Period: 2020/04/30 - 2025/04/29

Grantee: ASPIRE INDIANA, INC.
Program: Mental Health Awareness Training Grants
City: NOBLESVILLE
State: IN
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SM084592-01
Congressional District: 5
FY 2023 Funding: $250,000
Project Period: 2022/12/31 - 2026/12/30

Aspire’s project “Enhancing Central Indiana's Response to Mental Health with Training and Resources” will expand access to trainings in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA), teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA), Psychological First Aid (PFA), Crisis Intervention Training (CIT), the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS), and Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR). Population to be served consists of the communities in our area of service in central Indiana-- Boone, Madison, Hamilton, and Marion counties, focusing mental health professionals and members of the public. Strategies/Interventions: Aspire sees two significant mental health related crises in central Indiana: teenage suicidal ideation and significant co-occurring disorders as the opioid crisis continues to rage across our state. Indiana is not equipped with enough mental health professionals to both treat and be engaged in preventative work in a comprehensive manner. Aspire sees the need for increased training, education, and resource networking for the collective community to take shared ownership of the response to individuals with serious mental illness and those experiencing mental health crises. We plan to use Aspire Indiana staff trained in seven mental health awareness programs that have an emphasis on safely de-escalating situations of crisis. While we plan to conduct trainings in-person, we are certified to offer them online in case of COVID-19 restrictions. All trainings can be offered online except for tMHFA and CIT, which are required to be in-person. The proposed strategies have been informed by Aspire’s work since 2018 as an MHAT grantee. The infrastructure, experience, and community partnerships already developed will enable Aspire to focus on building awareness and interest in mental health within teens, addressing Indiana’s vulnerable youth and expanding the pipeline of mental health professionals. Goals and Objectives: Goal 1: Improve the level of training in the community related to mental health disorders/mental health crises. Objective 1.1: Each year provide 49 group trainings in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), Psychological First Aid (PFA), and Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) to teachers/education staff, church staff, veterans and their families, social service providers, and the general public, resulting in over 739 trained individuals. Objective 1.2: Each year provide 30 trainings in teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) to teens and Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) for teachers, school staff, and others that work with youth, resulting in 366 individuals trained in crisis intervention and referrals in a school-based and youth service organization setting. Objective 1.3: Provide 28 group training sessions in Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) and the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) to law enforcement, first responders, and healthcare providers, resulting in 464 trained individuals. Goal 2: Improve the ability of the general public to assist individuals in need of mental health services in accessing care. Objective 2.1: During trainings, link participants to available local mental health resources and other mental health tools, such as MyStrength. Objective 2.2: Demonstrate utilization of training through survey responses. Average 0.5 referrals per individual trained each calendar year, based on responses received from quarterly surveys, for a total of 785 annual referrals. Objective 2.3: Increase quarterly participant survey response rate to 20% of those trained in a quarter by offering random gift card drawings as incentives for participation. Objective 2.4: Implement a pre and post test confidence assessment in their ability to assist individuals in connecting with local mental health services in order to quantify the impact of training. Number to be trained by year: Year 1-- 1,569, Year 2 -- 1,569, Year 3 -- 1,569, Year 4 -- 1,569, Year 5 -- 1,569. Total: 7,845.


Grantee: ASPIRE INDIANA, INC.
Program: Treatment for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness, Serious Emotional Disturbance or Co-Occurring Disorders Experiencing Homelessness
City: NOBLESVILLE
State: IN
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM080826-04
Congressional District: 5
FY 2023 Funding: $499,979
Project Period: 2020/01/15 - 2025/01/14

Grantee: CENTERSTONE OF INDIANA, INC.
Program: National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative – Category III, Community Treatment and Service (CTS) Centers
City: COLUMBUS
State: IN
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM082753-04
Congressional District: 6
FY 2023 Funding: $271,063
Project Period: 2020/05/31 - 2025/05/30

Grantee: CENTERSTONE OF INDIANA, INC.
Program: FY 2022 Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic
City: COLUMBUS
State: IN
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM086887-02
Congressional District: 6
FY 2023 Funding: $3,000,000
Project Period: 2022/09/30 - 2026/09/29

Grantee: CENTERSTONE OF INDIANA, INC.
Program: FY 2022 Cooperative Agreements for Innovative Community Crisis Response Partnerships
City: COLUMBUS
State: IN
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM087244-02
Congressional District: 6
FY 2023 Funding: $750,000
Project Period: 2022/09/30 - 2026/09/29

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