The Recovering in Rural Communities Project (RRC) will use an evidence-based peer-to-peer recovery support services to prevent relapse and promote sustained recovery among 400 persons with substance use disorders living in rural River Region Counties (Montgomery County, Autauga, Elmore and Lowndes Counties) of Alabama. RRC programming will respond to the needs of residents in rural communities who have limited or no access to recovery programs and services. As the only affiliate of the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence (NCADD) in Alabama, the Council on Substance Abuse-NCADD, will implement a comprehensive program to provide: (1) peer-facilitated recovery support meetings/groups; (2) recovery coaching and mentoring; (3) peer case advocacy, information and referral; (4) life skills, (5) leadership skills development; and (6) social/recreational opportunities. The target population includes 400 adults, ages 18 and over, living in Montgomery, Autauga, Elmore and Lowndes Counties who are in need of recovery support services. Project goals are to: establish a peer-led system to deliver and evaluate a structured program of peer-to-peer recovery support services in the River Region of Alabama; increase life satisfaction among the target population; and decrease relapse among the target population. The following objectives have been outlined: 1) establishment of a project Steering Committee; 2) strengthen relationships with local partners connected to the target population; 3) implement peer-to-peer recovery support services; 4) build and enhance leadership skills and opportunities among the target population; 5) establish communication avenues for the recovery network; 6) deliver proposed services (either in-person or remotely via technology) including weekly peer-facilitated recovery support meetings/groups, recovery coaching/mentoring, peer case management, information and referral, Life Skills in Recovery classes, and social/recreational activities.

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TI026573-01 COUNCIL ON SUBSTANCE ABUSE-NCADD MONTGOMERY AL MATHEWS JEREMIAH $250,000

The Arming Minorities Against Addiction & Disease (AMAAD) Institute is a peer-led grassroots recovery community support center that offers resources and referrals, including specialized strengths based case management services in Los Angeles County, California with a focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people of color. The AMAAD Institute will implement an evidenced-based effort to provide trauma-informed, comprehensive peer support recovery services targeted at African American and Latino LGBT individuals, with an emphasis on young adults between the ages of 18-29 who reside and/or socialize in the South Los Angeles area by implementing the proposed We-Connection: Peer-to-Peer Recovery Linkage and Support Initiative, providing services to a total of 985 individuals annually and 2,955 over the period of three years. The We-Connection Initiative as described in this proposal is a natural fit for the AMAAD Institute's structure as a grassroots recovery community center and correlates with SAMSHA's Targeted Capacity Expansion-Peer-to-Peer RF A to expand and enhance service capacity through the provision of addiction peer recovery support services for those individuals with substance use disorders. The primary purpose of the proposed We-Connection is to provide measureable Peer-to-Peer Recovery Linkage and Support objectives that include aggressive program promotion and outreach; comprehensive individual assessments; connection to trauma informed individual counseling, linkage of participants with peer mentors, delivery of peer-to-peer group supportive services and counseling activities, and the creation of social and educational events and activities that bring the recovery community together to create a culture of continued sobriety that normalize the lives of LGBT individuals of color and promote healing.

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TI026590-01 AMAAD INSTITUTE LOS ANGELES CA HIGHSHAW CARL $250,000

Steppingstone Incorporated's Peer-to-Peer Recovery Project (P2P) will provide an array of services to approximately 50 adult individuals with substance use or co-occurring disorders annually who are in treatment or contemplating treatment. P2P will provide peer based recovery support delivered through a framework of individual and group support, advocacy and education services, and drug-free socialization activities that support measureable wellness goals of maintained recovery and improved overall quality of life. Steppingstone operates residential and outpatient substance use and mental health treatment programs, supportive housing programs, and an emergency shelter program. The Agency collaborates closely with detoxification centers, other treatment providers, hospitals, and other providers serving the population of focus. P2P will address challenges such as homelessness, unemployment, parenting and child custody, trauma, co-occurring mental health disorders, criminal justice involvement, and other problems faced by individuals in recovery by providing effective peer recovery support services that emphasize social support and value shared experience and success as determinants in helping peers develop and maintain significant lifestyle changes. P2P will provide appropriate services to clients wherever they are in the recovery process, whether it is pre-treatment, treatment, post-treatment, or not in treatment. P2P Peer Recovery Specialists (PRS) will guide clients with the development of an Individual Recovery Plan, provide one-on-one peer coaching/mentoring, facilitate various life skills education groups and peer recovery support groups, and provide peer advocacy and social affiliation assistance. P2P will host a Peer Leadership Council which will include individuals in the local recovery community, with a focus on providing ongoing direction and guidance to implement new activities and improve P2P services.

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TI026578-01 STEPPINGSTONE, INC. FALL RIVER MA BRYANT MICHAEL $250,000

Casa Esperanza, Inc. proposes the peer-driven Mi Camino (My Path) project to address trauma and disconnection, lack of culturally and linguistically relevant recovery resources, and behavioral health disparities experienced by highly-vulnerable, Latinos with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders (CODs) by actively engaging them in designing, developing, and sustaining a resilient, empowered, and culturally relevant community of recovery. Mi Camino will focus on improving access, service use, and outcomes for Latinos living with CODs by actively engaging them and key stakeholders in the Latino Community and Recovery Community in an ongoing participatory process by: 1) designing and continuously evaluating a bilingual/bicultural, peer-driven, recovery-oriented system of support services that reflects the strengths and needs of Latinos living with CODs by completing a Community Needs Assessment, conducting direct peer-to-community outreach to key stakeholder organizations, and implementing quarterly satisfaction surveys; 2) using Assertive Outreach to develop and deliver a wide range of peer-to-peer support services that engages Latinos with CODs in services, including the development of a bilingual/bicultural recovery Drop-In Center; individual recovery plans, peer recovery coaching, routine recovery check-ups, referrals for health and wellness services; and support in accessing housing, legal, employment and educational supports; and 3) creating and delivering a culturally-focused Peer Leadership Development program integrated across all stages/settings to build Social Recovery Capital, strengthen the capacity of Latinos living with CODs to connect with and participate in community life, and expand and enhance peer involvement in service design, development, and implementation. Mi Camino will serve 220 individuals across three years and will have a long-term impact on the Latino recovery community by creating new, lasting pathways for leadership.

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TI026603-01 CASA ESPERANZA, INC. ROXBURY MA RODRIGUEZ ANNA $250,000

Emmanuel House proposes the Emmanuel House Recovery Peer-to-Peer Program to expand the capacity of current programming with the implementation of an organized and structured peer-to-peer program designed to increase the probability that Veterans will abstain from substances longer and decrease the frequency of relapse episodes. Peer-to- peer programming will include case management, opportunities for peers to plan and implement programs, linkage to community, housing, mental health and employment resources. Strategies utilized in the project will include evidence based programming, peer-to-peer matching, case management, recovery groups and didactic, leadership, and planning inclusion, job and employment opportunities, coordination of housing, sober social events, and opportunities for community engagements. The project goal is to provide peer-to-peer programming to underserved Veteran men and women who are in all phases of recovery, in an effort to increase the number of days they remain sober and improve their quality of life in recovery. Program objectives include: 85 percent of peers will increase the number of days sober within the first twelve months of programming; 70 percent of peers will transition into permanent housing within twelve months of programming; 85 percent of peers will not have any involvement in the criminal justice system for twelve months; 75 percent of eligible peers will enroll in some form of educational services within twelve months; 100 percent of peers will have access to employment training or placement within twelve months; 65 percent of peers will complete six months of peer-to-peer programming; 90 percent of peers enrolled in programming will engage in social programming within twelve months; and 80 percent of peers will receive a six month follow-up contact after discharge.

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TI026646-01 EMMANUEL HOUSE DETROIT MI THOMPSON TIMOTHY $235,383

The Transitional Recovery and Culture (TRAC) II Project focuses on providing and expanding recovery support services for the tribal members of Montana and Wyoming. The Tribal Leaders Council uses the capacity built by their TRAC I, Access to Recovery program and their SPF-SIG substance abuse prevention program, to expand support services further by use of a peer-to-peer approach that will allow recovery participants to access the community resources needed to achieve and maintain a healthy, culturally rich, sober life. This project will serve the greater Billings, MT, area and the Wind River reservation and the nearby town of Riverton, both located in Wyoming. We will serve participants who have completed treatment and are in recovery, who are tribal members of the intended community, and who are 18 years of age and older. We will not discriminate based on gender, socioeconomic status or sexual identity and we will reach out to serve Veterans in recovery. Peer Mentors will be matched with participants from each community in order to provide the project participants with the support to develop work skills and maintain a sober lifestyle. The Peer Mentors will be members of the community who have experienced treatment and recovery, have maintained sobriety, and have contributed positively to their community since becoming sober. TRAC II Project goals are to: improve six month sobriety rates from 40 to 80 percent among peers measured by baseline GPRA and follow-up reports; increase community support for substance abuse resulting in a one-point overall increase in community readiness scores; increase the number of peers enrolled in educational, training, and skill-building opportunities by 30% from baseline GPRA to six month; and increase the number of locations using peer recovery support from three at year one to 11 tribes and two urban locations by year three. The project sites will have at least seven peer navigators that will serve 80 peers annually.

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TI026608-01 ROCKY MOUNTAIN TRIBAL LEADERS COUNCIL BILLINGS MT BINGHAM DYANI $250,000

The Sunrise Recovery Resource Center (SRRC) is designed to serve individuals over 18 years of age residing in Durham County with substance use disorders. SUNRISE (Seeking Understanding, Navigating Recovery, and Improving Solutions for Everyone) recovery community center has been providing services since December 2013. It is operated as a program of the Alcohol/Drug Council of North Carolina, a small but well-established recovery community organization that offers a variety of peer-delivered and innovative services statewide. The goals for SRRC are to: (1) create a program model that incorporates recovery values and competencies to develop an array of roles and services that can be delivered by peers to address recovery support service gaps and improve the quality of lives for people in recovery within their community; (2) offer recovery support programs that improve life skills and empower people to make and sustain self-directed positive changes; (3) improve overall health and wellness of people in recovery using a chronic disease self-management strategies that are developed, taught and or implemented by peers assisting other people with substance use disorders within the environment of a recovery center that is dynamic in order to provide assistance to address emerging service needs; and (4) create a community environment of mutual respect and acceptance that liberates people from discrimination and judgment and increases their ability to build personal long-term recovery capital resulting in a trauma-informed community. The associated recovery values addressed by these goals are the values of: leadership development and participatory process; authenticity of peers helping peers; keeping recovery first; and cultural diversity and inclusion.

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TI026650-01 ALCOHOL/DRUG COUNCIL OF NORTH CAROLINA RALEIGH NC PARKER WANDA $250,000

MTI Integrated Business Development, Inc. (MTI IBD) proposes to continue the Jobs2Vets program, a vocational rehabilitation recovery program for Veterans who are homeless and have substance use disorders. Jobs2Vets, which utilizes a peer-to-peer service delivery model, is a collaborative effort between MTI IBD, the VA New Jersey Health Care System, and the Rutgers School of Social Work. Jobs2Vets will provide recovery and employment services to 110 veterans annually. The Jobs2Vets program is specifically designed to address the numerous cultural, socio-economic, and bio-psychosocial factors that contribute to unemployment, financial insecurity, and homelessness among veterans. At six-months post program admission, the project goals include achieving employment and/or enrollment in formal education or training for 80% of participants; competitive employment for 50%; zero days homeless in the past 30 for 80%, no past 30 day drug use for 85%, no past 30 day alcohol use for 85%, no past 30-day psychiatric symptoms for 75%, and no past 30-day psychiatric hospitalizations for 90%. MTI IBD intends to achieve these goals by providing all Jobs2Vets participants with a comprehensive psychosocial and vocational assessment, individualized recovery plans, peer recovery coaching/mentoring, employment coaching and a broad range of supportive ancillary services, including routine recovery check-ups (face-to-face or telephone), drug-free socialization activities, peer social support groups and linkages to primary and mental health care. In its first three years, the Jobs2Vets program has significantly increased employment opportunities for homeless veterans and has helped veterans break the cycle of substance use and chronic homelessness to achieve independence and self-sufficiency in their communities by engaging in meaningful employment.

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TI026610-01 MTI INTEGRATED BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, INC LYONS NJ KNIGHT WENDELL $249,920

BOOM!Health, as a leading Recovery Community Organization in the Bronx, NY, proposes to implement The Bronx Peer Connect (PTP) program that will continue to secure a full range of culturally appropriate trauma-informed peer recovery support services for racial/ethnic minorities with substance use disorders (SUDs). PTP will apply peer driven evidence-based motivational interviewing techniques to expand and enhance pathways to recovery and health. The population of focus will include underserved Hispanic/Latino and African-American/Black individuals and families in communities whose central issues are posing insurmountable barriers to health care, substance abuse treatment, and self-care, and who face stigma/discrimination, helplessness, and social isolation. This project aims to serve 150 unduplicated individuals annually. The PTP program will utilize Motivational Interviewing and the Trans theoretical Model as underpinning Evidence-Based Practices for non-clinical recovery supports that will be implemented by Peers to influence the population of focus in regards to health seeking and health care utilization behavior. Peers will emulate BOOM!Health's established core values of being non-judgmental and uphold its reputation as a safe haven and a prime location of refuge. The program will leverage BOOM!Health's close link to a network of culturally appropriate community health, behavioral health, and other supportive service providers to facilitate engagement, linkage, health navigation, and coaching/mentoring services that are intentional in addressing health disparities while improving access and service utilization. As a current SAMHSA PTP grantee, BOOM!Health will continue to expand and enhance Bronx capacity to provide peer recovery support services and to ensure that program participants have access to comprehensive health care.

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TI026634-01 BOOM!HEALTH NEW YORK NY BOLDS CHARLES $250,000

Gaudenzia, Inc., a peer led and primarily directed substance use disorder (SUD) treatment organization, proposes to implement Gaudenzia Peer Recovery Enhanced Support Services to enhance the quality of peer services through the integration of evidence-based practices (EBPs) and to expand the capacity of the recovery community to engage as peer mentors/coaches to support 320 persons with SUDs and their family/significant others (SOs). The population of focus is adult men and women with a primary SUD, with emphasis placed on underserved populations including racial and ethnic minority groups, the unemployed, recovering persons with multiple incarcerations, those with co-occurring disorders, veterans, and those with or at high risk for HIV/AIDS. Gaudenzia will hire additional peer recovery specialists to expand access to recovery support services in Central PA and will enhance new and existing peer services in the region through training on EBPs provided in conjunction with the Gaudenzia Institute, Pennsylvania Recovery Organizations Alliance, and other recovery support and community organizations. The project will form a Peer Leadership Council (PLC) of persons in recovery and family/SOs and a Steering Committee comprised of staff, PLC members and partner organizations committed to strengthening SUD services. Both committees will convene at least quarterly to advise and monitor the program and conduct an annual planning retreat to review progress and update the implementation plan. The overarching goal is that trained mentors/coaches will support adults with SUDs to engage in a recovery process through which they improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential. Measurable program objectives include: increase access to necessary primary health and SUD treatment; improve wellness and engagement in recovery support services; and improve relationships and social networks providing support, friendship, and hope.

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TI026600-01 GAUDENZIA, INC. NORRISTOWN PA RUANE PAULA $250,000

The Thriving in Recovery Project proposes to expand peer recovery support services by engaging, educating, activating, and supporting volunteer peers in Chester and Montgomery Counties in Southeast Pennsylvania to deliver an array of peer recovery support services to individuals and families seeking to access and sustain recovery. The project will serve all populations in terms of race, ethnicity, language, gender identity, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status, but will focus on the needs of young people ages 25 and under and their families. Over the three year project period, 155 peer volunteers will be recruited, trained, and supervised to provide a comprehensive array of peer recovery support services to 600 individuals and family members in need of support. The design and selection of project activities will be informed by community assessments, peer leadership councils, recovery community members, and those seeking to access recovery. Services to be offered will aim to support long-term holistic recovery management in the community and will address recovery domains of health, home, purpose, and community. Services will include: peer mentoring coaching, recovery planning, recovery check-ups, educational and social support groups, substance-free socialization activities, health and wellness linkages and services, physical health and fitness activities, employment and education related training, connections to housing and housing supports, linkages to medication-assisted treatment, support for specific groups (i.e., gender, pathway), and family education and mentoring. This project aims to mobilize and build recovery community capacity and positively impact the lives of individuals and families by having positive impacts on rates of abstinence from substances, safe and stable housing, criminal justice system involvement, education/training enrollment, employment, mental health symptoms, social connectedness, recovery capital, and quality of life.

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TI026620-01 COUNCIL OF SOUTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA, INC. DOYLESTOWN PA HABERLE BEVERLY $250,000

Project AMOR (Alamo Mentoring Oriented Recovery) proposes to expand and enhance substance use recovery capital through the provision of peer to peer services for those individuals with substance use disorders. Project AMOR will ensure the domains of health, home, purpose, and community are incorporated into the peer-led services provided and is designed to assist individuals in achieving and sustaining their recovery through a peer model which capitalizes on the expertise of those individuals with similar lived experience. Peer Recovery Coaches (PRCs) can convey resiliency skills across different economic and age categories, and understand the role of culture, religion, ethnic identity, and family at their community level. The population of focus includes women from the local community as well as those being discharged from local treatment facilities, from the felony drug court and veteran's court, from the local battered women's shelter, and those in AA/NA needing additional resources to increase their abstinence from substance use and sustain sobriety. Project AMOR will connect women and their families in need of help, and provide access to create Recovery Capital (RC); "the long-term goal of RC programs is to help people develop an indigenous (i.e., community-based) recovery support system that facilitates their transition from the professional or formal treatment realm and into a life of self-autonomy and, of course, sustained recovery." Over the three year project period, Project AMOR will provide culturally-competent, individually-responsive services to at least 280 female peers and their families, with over 55 percent identifying as Hispanic, and host several recovery health fairs and events to educate the community. Staff and PRCs will use Peer Coaching Recovery Services, Seeking Safety Curriculum, Motivational Interviewing and the Texas Peer Recovery Coach Institute Curriculum to provide comprehensive case management services.

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TI026587-01 SAN ANTONIO COUNCIL ON ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE SAN ANTONIO TX CARREON DIANA $250,000

Communities for Recovery (CforR) will implement the RECOVERY BUILDERS project to successfully engage and support individuals in recovery from substance use disorders (SUDs) and co-occurring-mental health challenges. CforR will extend peer-based recovery support to family members of choice and embed a network of health, wellness, and social activities within individual's home communities. The population of focus includes men and women experiencing substance use and co-occurring mental health challenges, along with their family members. Individuals will be referred to CforR through the court system, child protective services, local SUD treatment programs, and the sober living community. Program outcomes include progress in recovery and improvements in various life domains including substance use, employment, legal, housing, and social connectedness. Outcomes will be achieved by: strengthening community assessment and strategic planning processes; improving the competencies and skills of peer leadership, peer supervision and peer workforce; and implementing core services of peer coaching, recovery planning, resource development, community linkages, and health, wellness and socialization activities. Peer-based recovery support will be extended to family members of individuals in recovery, establishing family coaching and recovery planning, family support groups, and family health, wellness, recreational and social activities. In partnership with local organizations, CforR will develop social, health and wellness supports, and community leadership activities for individuals in recovery and their family members that are embedded within their established social structures, communities, and day-to-day lives. This will result in improved health and wellness and strengthen bonds with the wider community. Over the three year project period, CforR will serve 70 individuals in recovery and 70 family members, as well as train 20 peer leaders in our Leadership Academy.

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TI026599-01 COMMUNITIES FOR RECOVERY AUSTIN TX ACKER DARRIN $250,000

The Center for Recovery and Wellness Resources proposes The Peer Recovery Expansion Project (PREP), a community-wide collaboration to expand and enhance service capacity through the expansion of peer recovery support services in the Greater Houston area and enhancements of the training, preparation, and support of individuals in addiction recovery making the transition to careers as recovery support specialists through the Texas Peer Recovery Coach Institute. PREP was designed, developed, and will be implemented primarily by individuals who have experienced addiction and recovery in their own lives and who seek to create an opportunity for others to realize the promises of 12-step programs in a professional capacity. The program goal is to expand substance abuse treatment and outreach capacity while enhancing treatment service engagement for low-income Hispanic/Latino and African- American men and women who experience multiple barriers to accessing, engaging, and benefiting from substance abuse treatment services. PREP will utilize evidence based interventions of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment; Motivational Interviewing; Trauma-Informed, and a Strength-Based Case Management approach to Recovery Coaching. PREP will employ these interventions in the delivery of direct peer-based recovery support services and serve as the basis for the Peer Training Institute. The program objective is to help achieve and maintain recovery and improve the overall quality of life for those being served. This will be assessed through increased abstinence from substance use, employment, housing stability, social connectedness, decreased criminal justice involvement, and increased indicators of successful recovery and enrollment in education, vocational training, and/or employment. A total of 60 individuals will be enrolled each year in recovery support services and participate in the Peer Training Institute.

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TI026609-01 CENTER FOR RECOVERY AND WELLNESS RESOURCES HOUSTON TX WEST DILLON $250,000

The Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness (USARA), proposes the Recovery Leadership Initiative, a comprehensive array of recovery support services for individuals transitioning from treatment for substance use disorders. Services will include leadership and life skills trainings, peer-to-peer individual and group support, social and recreational activities to encourage a recovery oriented healthy lifestyle, individualized recovery plans, and additional health/wellness services. The Recovery Leadership Initiative will provide direct services to individuals with a criminal background transitioning out of two treatment programs at Odyssey House of Utah, which serves men and women with a multitude of concerns such as those with low income, racially/ethnically diverse backgrounds, criminal justice involvement, and chronic homelessness. Three months before graduating from treatment, program participants will attend a peer-led leadership training and participate in peer-led recovery social activities. Following treatment, participants will receive ongoing peer individual and group support, recovery skills training, and host and participate in recovery social activities at USARA's Recovery Community Center. Program participants can choose to volunteer as peer mentors known as Recovery Support Leaders (RSLs). All leaders and staff will be trained in the Drug Free Delta model for social support that provides a comprehensive approach that integrates recovery activities with an individualized recovery plan and motivational interviewing. Program staff and leaders will work with clients during and after completion of treatment to provide recovery support as client's transition from treatment, integrating recovery in their lives and community. USARA will serve 166 individuals annually and train 50 annually as RSLs. The RSLs will facilitate peer support meetings, daily recovery focused activities, and receive life skills training following treatment.

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TI026593-01 UTAH SUPPORT ADVOCATES FOR RECOVERY AWARENESS SALT LAKE CITY UT ALEGRE JAVIER $249,977

Consumer Voices Are Born (CVAB) REACH Too service offers peer to peer support for individuals who identify as having a substance use disorder (SUD) and a history of criminal justice involvement. Peer mentoring, housing support, employment support, peer groups, educational classes, social activities, and events will be used to engage participants and support them in the four dimensions of recovery as defined by SAMSHA (health, home, purpose and community). CVAB is an established peer run recovery community organization with multiple programs including two drop in centers, an employment and education center, a mentor program and a warm-line. REACH Too engages individuals in peer to peer supports who are participants of the Clark County Therapeutic Courts and has Therapeutic Court Alumni as mentors. The targeted capacity expansion seeks to continue this work and expand services to individuals releasing from the local jail who have engaged in substance use treatment while incarcerated. The goal of this program is to engage peers in recovery support while also encouraging sustained recovery for volunteer peer mentors. The program will serve 90 people annually, contract 12 peer mentors, and have up to 30 volunteer peer mentors. Goals and measurable objectives include: increased engagement of participants in treatment services and recovery support activities; opportunity for positive activities including mentoring and social support to people in long term recovery; and increased access to opportunities for sustained recovery across SAMSHA's four definitions of recovery including Whole Health Action Management classes and Wellness Recovery Action Plans, housing support through collaborative planning and service coordination, employment and education support through CVAB's employment and education center, and social support through REACH Too groups, classes, and activities.

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TI026563-01 CONSUMER VOICES ARE BORN, INC. VANCOUVER WA DEFREES JESSICA $249,916

Recovery Point of Huntington is seeking to Expand the residential recovery service continuum in West Virginia by Adding Transitional living (REPEAT) defined as peer operated recovery residences and peer-to-peer recovery support services. REPEAT is a further expansion of the current TCE-PTP Healing Place Expansion program, Recovery Point. The population of focus is Appalachian adults age 18 and older, who have completed a substance abuse treatment program but are not quite ready to return to community living and wish to live in a transitional residence and/or receive peer-to-peer recovery support services to assist in maintaining recovery. REPEAT will assist those in early recovery with gaining confidence, continuing family reunification, finding a job or being reconnected with school, and locating permanent housing while receiving peer to peer support services along the way. Program goals and measurable objectives include: 1) expanding statewide substance abuse support service capacity by offering peer-led recovery support services in each of the targeted geographic areas; 2) expand statewide substance abuse recovery transitional living capacity by opening four, six to 10 bed Peer Run Recovery Residences; 3) expand statewide workforce of Certified Peer Recovery Coaches; 4) establish a Peer Leadership Council to engage peers in program decision making; 5) enhance existing organization infrastructure to manage the statewide expansion; 6) demonstrate positive outcomes/durability of REPEAT (baseline/follow-up); 7) explore expanding REPEAT into other regions of the state; and 8) sustain REPEAT post grant funding. REPEAT will serve 630 unduplicated individuals and families over the three year grant period. REPEAT anticipates that 165 will be served with the peer-run transitional living, 420 will receive non-residential recovery support services, and 45 individuals will complete the Peer Recovery Coach training also offered as a part of REPEAT.

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TI026589-01 RECOVERY POINT OF HUNTINGTON, INC. HUNTINGTON WV BECKETT DEEIDRA $250,000