The purpose of Working Together Works 3 (WTW3) is to continue the work of the 2014 WTW and 2015 WTW2 initiatives, specifically to further develop the collaborative effort around implementing the statewide strategic plan developed as an outcome of WTW and provide community/region-identified training and other infrastructure development activities. WTW3 will continue to use a regional approach to develop one voice for recovery in Indiana through the following objectives of: 1) six communities will implement mental health and addictions-related training programs; 2) 400 people in the mental health, addictions, and related workforce will be trained in specific mental health- and addictions-related practices/activities; 3) 15 newly credentialed/certified to provide mental health- and addictions-related practices/activities that are consistent with the goals of the grant; 4) 40 people in recovery from mental illness and/or substance use disorders, and/or family members will be credentialed/ certified to provide mental health- and addictions-related practices/activities; 5) 25 organizations will collaborate, coordinate, and/or share resources with other organizations as a result of the grant; 6) 90 percent of advisory group members will be people in recovery from mental illness and/or substance use disorders, and/or family members; 7) 30 people in recovery from mental illness and/or substance use disorders, family members, youth and young adults representing peer-run and family-run organizations will be engaged in planning and promotion activities; 8) 10 people in recovery from mental illness and/or substance use disorders, family members and youth will be engaged in evaluation oversight, data collection, and/or analysis activities; 9) 1000 individuals will be exposed to mental health and/or substance abuse recovery awareness messages; and 10) 1000 individuals will be contacted through program outreach efforts.

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TI026770-01 MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION IN INDIANA, INC. INDIANAPOLIS IN MANLOVE KIM $100,000

The Parent/Professional Advocacy League, Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery and the Transformation Center are collaborating to implement the Promoting the Voices of Resilience and Recovery project. The project is designed to strengthen the voice of families, youth, and those in recovery in evaluating the strengths and gaps in care for youth and young adults with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. The goals of the project are to: 1) strengthen the voice of families, youth, adult consumers and those in addiction recovery in assessing system strengths and gaps; 2) strengthen the connections between the statewide networks in order to increase collaboration on key initiatives to promote better access and services for youth and young adults with co-occurring disorders; 3) create a policy position that incorporates the perspectives of all three partners and builds a common message; and 4) expand the number of people receiving messages and materials about co-occurring addiction and mental health concerns. The goals will be accomplished through focus groups which will examine use of language within the service communities and seek to create a common message, promotion of common messaging in policy and planning meetings attended by the partnering organizations and creation of short videos featuring a topic which can be explored and shared by all communities. The organizations will include in their efforts families from diverse cultures and speaking languages other than English, as well as reach out to youth identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning. The activities of the grant will build on themes and learnings from the first two years of the grant. The final outcome will be improved access to information and services for individuals with co-occurring disorders and streamlined awareness efforts for the organizations serving them.

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TI026767-01 PARENT/PROFESSIONAL ADVOCACY LEAGUE BOSTON MA LAMBERT LISA $100,000

The New York Peer Network for Recovery and Resiliency (NYPNRR) is a collaboration between adult peers in mental health recovery, peers in addiction recovery, and families of youth with behavioral health challenges. This partnership seeks to strengthen the voices of mental health consumers, family members and youth, and individuals in recovery at the state and local level to increase access to quality behavioral health services and recovery supports. Partners include the SAMHSA funded statewide networks: Families Together in New York State; the Medication-Assisted Recovery Services Project; and the Mental Health Empowerment Project. These networks have developed an infrastructure to engage and support their communities and partner with stakeholders from a person-centered, strength-based, peer-driven, and recovery-orientated perspective. The NYPNRR has expanded the collaboration to develop a strategic plan and conduct ongoing needs assessments, share resources, conduct cross- system training, and continues to collaborate on behavioral health issues of concern. The NYPNRR continues to participate in state and local planning to improve behavioral health outcomes for persons in recovery from serious mental health challenges, substance use disorders, and children and youth with significant behavioral health challenges and their families.

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TI026764-01 FAMILIES TOGETHER IN NEW YORK STATE ALBANY NY HANSEN BRADLEY $100,000

The Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association and Pennsylvania Recovery Organizations Alliance serve the mental health and substance use recovering community and have become strong collaborative partners through our initial Recovery and Resiliency (R&R) Grant. We propose to continue to enhance and expand workforce opportunities and advocacy for equality for the recovering community and reduce stigma and disparities associated with these conditions. The population of focus is of persons in recovery from mental health and substance use disorders with an emphasis on geographic, cultural and demographic diversity. The overarching goal is to create a statewide environment where members of the recovering community have equal access to employment, housing, and other recovery supports. With our program collaborators we propose to: 1) increase sustainable mechanisms for integrating the peer voice in behavioral health systems initiated in year one of our R&R Grant; 2) use our established behavioral health consortium to implement a statewide advocacy plan; and 3) bring our communities and policymakers together for a second summit to build on year one successes to further enhance employment opportunities for persons with lived recovery experience in treatment and community settings. This project will enhance the behavioral health recovery community efforts to address barriers to employment, stigma, and to strengthen the voice of the state and local recovery community. This will involve using the following strategies to: reduce identified barriers to behavioral health employment in across Pennsylvania; expand public awareness of the optimism and value of recovery within our communities; and redouble the positive impact on local and state policies and decisions, and enhanced peer-based recovery support services through our collective efforts.

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TI026766-01 PENNSYLVANIA RECOVERY ORGANIZATIONS ALLIANCE, INC. HARRISBURG PA STAUFFER WILLIAM $100,000

Texans for Recovery and Resiliency (TRR) is a collaboration between the Statewide Family Mental Health Network and the Recovery Community Services Program Statewide Network. Through this $100,000 federal request, TRR will promote cross-system collaboration while: 1) expanding the peer workforce by building upon its previous strategic plan and filling training gaps; 2) enhancing the capacity of the statewide network members to shape the State's implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 by developing educational materials that will strengthen youth and family voices; and 3) build upon infrastructure by launching a TRR website that will educate the public and help grow the collaboration as well as each statewide network. This will be achieved through the following objectives: recruit a 12 member Advisory Council, with 100% of them being youth or adults in recovery from mental illness or substance use disorders or their family members; have 12 persons (youth, young adults and adults) in recovery from mental health or substance use disorder or their family members involved in planning and promotion activities; have 12 persons (youth, young adults and adults) in recovery from mental health or substance use disorder or their family members involved in evaluation oversight, data collection and/or analysis; have 1,000 individuals exposed to mental health and SUD awareness messages; have 24 organizations or communities implementing mental health and addiction recovery-related training programs; train 24 people in the mental health, substance use disorder and related workforce in specific mental health and addiction recovery related practices or activities; and have 24 organizations collaborating, coordinating or sharing resources with other Organizations.

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TI026765-01 SOBERHOOD ELGIN TX HOWELL JASON $100,000

VT Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health, VT Recovery Network and VT Psychiatric Survivors will partner to implement strategies to improve our partnership and our system from information gathered over the past two years. This Coalition will seek to connect individuals, support groups, support organizations, peer and alternative approaches that exist in Vermont and serve to connect and unify existing initiatives, identify gaps in services, and improve the lives of those impacted by mental health and/or addictions. We seek to empower more peers and promote inclusion of peer support services that are strength-based and peer driven in order to move forward with the goals of: developing a unified network of recovery voices positioned to advocate for improved systems of care and development of solutions to identified regional and state needs; and creating forums that serve to increase advocacy for legislative, programmatic and funding decisions that help people whose lives have been impacted by mental health and addiction concerns. Program objectives will include: working with policy makers and AHS leadership to embed and enhance the voices and expertise of past service recipients and peer support providers in order to increase peer services for Vermonters impacted by mental health and addiction concerns; and creating and facilitating cross system and advocacy trainings to strengthen Peers in their ability to understand Vermont's systems of care, find their own voice and be prepared to advocate/advise for meaningful change. It is anticipated that 200 individuals will be served through this project.

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TI026768-01 VERMONT FEDERATION OF FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH WILLISTON VT HOLSOPPLE KATHLEEN $100,000

Wisconsin Family Ties, along with its partners Grassroots Empowerment Project (GEP) and Dryhootch of America, will collaborate on the Statewide Peer Network Development Program for Recovery and Resiliency to increase their collective impact throughout Wisconsin and to improve access to and the quality of peer support services in our state. For the Statewide Peer Network Development Program for Recovery and Resiliency (SPN) grant, the partnering networks will leverage their already-established networks and build on progress made from the 2015-2017 Statewide Peer Network Strategic Plan to: 1) establish a Wisconsin Peer Support Association to preserve principles of peer support and ensure fidelity to the role; 2) develop standards for supervision and scope of work that is responsive to a variety of peer support working environments; 3) create an accessible community of support that empowers peer specialists to improve the peer support profession in Wisconsin; and 4) enhance the understanding of behavioral health systems and providers about the value of peer support and the roles of peer- and family-run organizations. Currently, the partnering agencies are effectively serving families and youth, mental health consumers and individuals recovering from substance use disorders. Wisconsin Family Ties, the Statewide Family Network (SFN) grantee, serves families throughout the state that includes children and/or adolescents with serious mental, emotional or behavioral disorders. GEP, the Statewide Consumer Network (SCN) grantee, is a consumer-controlled nonprofit that coordinates and provides peer support, education and advocacy in supporting peers with mental health and substance use disorders. Dryhootch, the Recovery Community Services Program - Statewide Network (RCSP) grantee, specializes in providing peer services for military veterans and their families

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TI026769-01 WISCONSIN FAMILY TIES, INC. MADISON WI DAVIS HUGH $100,000