TI-19-003 Individual Grant Awards

Peer Coach Academy Colorado (PCA) and Poetry for Personal Power (P3) will work with 5 Colorado RCO’s in 5 counties to create a supply of Telephone Recovery Support volunteers. We will work with Problem Solving Courts /Jails /Detox/ Treatment and Probation programs to also create a corresponding demand or awareness of recovery support services. Marketing will be done by P3 and Sober A.F. Entertainment and through the RCO’s. There are so many rural areas that don’t have access to treatment let alone recovery support. The idea is to collaborate with a local entity in several counties to help connect them with statewide services, new ideas, telephone recovery support, recovery coaching, and volunteer management to develop an entity that can interface with local treatment and probation services. Population to be served: State of Colorado with an emphasis on Latino and rural areas. Demographics: In Colorado there are 84.3% Caucasian, 4.2% that identify under other race, 4.1% African American, those that identify as two or more races at 3.4%, Asian 2.9%, and .9% Native Clinical Characteristics: People in need of substance use recovery supports. Project Goals: Increase Recovery Supports and Build a System of Recovery in Colorado Measurable Objectives: • 20 Sober Tailgate Events & 35 Resilience Messaging Events per year for 3 years • 100 Telephone Recovery Support volunteers- 30 parents- 60 Recovery Coaches- 10 Recovery Coach Trainers per year for 3 years • 250 Telephone Recovery Supports recipients per year for 3 years • 40 Volunteers placed in jobs outside RCO- 10 coaches hired outside RCO at .5FTE • 25 advocates trained- 65% retention 500 peer input hour into recovery coalition meetings, per year for 3 years • 3 identifiable funding streams named. • Focus on Las Animas, Delta, Costilla, Rio Grande, Alamosa counties in Colorado

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TI082380-01 PEER COACH ACADEMY COLORADO INC. COLORADO SPRINGS CO RUSHING ROD $168,630

CRCC seeks to strengthen the Austin Communities capacity to provide SUDS and community residents with culturally relevant and informed approaches to recover to address gaps in health and wellness services also to support healthy and thriving communities. BCOR funding will enhance CRCC's ability to strengthen RSS networks to enable target area's capacity to provide and link individuals seeking recovery to assess able and expanded Social and Recovery Support Services in a timely and sustaining process to strengthen individuals long term resilience in maintaining recovery.

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TI082360-01 CHICAGO RECOVERING COMMUNITIES COALITION CHICAGO IL WRIGHT JOHN $195,904

1Voice’s Building Communities of Recovery Project will impact the recovery community as well as the community as a whole by working with a diverse group of stakeholders to enhance and improve recovery supports in Southeastern Indiana, specifically Dearborn County and the surrounding counties of Decatur, Franklin, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland. Strategies will include supports to those with substance use disorders as well as efforts to address stigma and raise awareness in the general population of the region. 1Voice will coordinate with the local Recovery Oriented System of Care initiative, facilitated by One Community One Family, Inc. Goals: (1) Increase the use of Peer Recovery Support Services (PRSS) in order to positively impact outcomes of those working on recovery, (2) Use a Recovery-Oriented System of Care (ROSC) Approach to increase collaboration and shared decision-making among stakeholders to lead to improvements and increases in recovery supports throughout the community, (3) Increase the capacity of local recovery community organizations in order to provide both short- and long-term peer recovery supports, and (4) Decrease stigma associated with addiction and increase awareness of local resources related to recovery. Objectives: (1) By August 1, 2020, an additional 10 PRSS coaches will have been trained and certified, with an additional 5 each year of the grant, (2) By August 1, 2022, a total of five agencies will have either expanded or implemented PRSS coaching programs impacting a total of at least 1500 individuals, (3) Through involvement in PRSS, individuals will experience improved interactions with treatment services including increases in treatment retention, improved relationships with providers, and improved overall satisfaction with services,(4) Through involvement with PRSS, individuals will experience a decrease in substance use, relapse rates, emergency services usage, and criminal justice involvement, (5) Through involvement with PRSS and other recovery supports, individuals will experience improved access to social support, housing stability and employment opportunities, (6) By August 1, 2022, conduct at least 4 large stakeholder meetings annually and monthly meetings of at least six ongoing work groups, (7) By August 1, 2021, improve outcomes in at least 4 ROSC project goal areas as evidenced by the needs assessment, (8) By August 1, 2022 improve access, quality and effectiveness of recovery supports throughout the community in order to prevent, intervene and support individuals in recovery, (9) By August 1, 2020, 1Voice will have secured a permanent location and will have facilitated at least 20 recovery advocacy and awareness meetings, with at least 20 occurring annually, (10) By August 1, 2020, 1Voice will have hosted or partnered in providing at least six events in support of the recovery community, with at least six events occurring annually thereafter, and (11) By August 1, 2020, 1Voice will have provided technical assistance to at least two developing recovery community organizations in neighboring counties, with a total five other recovery community organizations receiving technical assistance over three years.

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TI082374-01 ONE COMMUNITY ONE FAMILY, INC. Batesville IN SAMPSON AMANDA $200,000

Recovery Communities of North Carolina and Reintegration Support Network (RSN) will implement a BCOR program that provides youth 14 to 18 who are in recovery from substance use disorder and/or receiving services for mental health issues and/or court involvement with a sense of belonging and the skills and capacities for self-advocacy, healthy relationships and positive engagement in the community. RCNC-RSN's emerging Youth Recovery Community Organization provides this reintegration support through its volunteer Pay-It-Forward Mentor Program, Youth Peer Support Groups, Community-wide Resource Network, Outreach and Education. The program operates in Durham and Orange Counties, North Carolina. The RCNC-RSN's Pay it Forward Mentor Program recruits, screens, trains and sponsors individuals 18+ from the community who have lived recovery experience supporting them in becoming NC Certified Peer Support Specialists (CPSSs). In exchange for training and supervision, RCNC-RDN CPSS/mentors provide one on one peer support to youth participants gaining valuable experience serving the unique needs of adolescents. CPSS/mentors also serve as community ambassadors providing outreach and education thereby creating a local Youth Recovery Community Organization (YRCO) Corps. Corps members also serve as facilitators for community Youth Peer Support Groups (YPSGs). The YPSGs are open to youth at varying stages of recovery. The weekly groups are designed to provide youth experiencing difficulties with truancy, substance use disorder, a mental health diagnosis and/or exposure to the juvenile justice system with an environment of mutual care and ongoing support. The 12 session peer support group meetings once a week and is designed to provide topics for discussion and activities relevant to recovery and overall well-being. Finally, RCNC-RSN facilities community-wide support through its community resource network and community partnerships. RCNC-RSN works with local treatment centers, schools, juvenile court and private counselors as well as Recovery Communities of NC and its affiiates. RCNC-RSN also partners with other youth serving organizations in the community (e.g. Boys and Girls Club, El Centro Hispano, Triangle Bike Works, The Art Therapy Institute, Therapeutic Riding Center and Musical Empowerment to provide healthy connections, relationships and resources to enhance youth participant's overall well-being. RSN is a program of Youth Community Project located in Carrboro, NC.

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TI082361-01 RECOVERY COMMUNITIES OF NORTH CAROLINA, INC. RALEIGH NC LINGER RITA ANITA $200,000

The Foundation for Recovery will offer the Recovery Success Program, to provide one-on-one and telephone based peer recovery coaching services, life skills and empowerment trainings, and sober social recreational activities for individuals struggling with drug and/or alcohol addiction in rural/frontier Nevada. Trained staff and volunteer Peer Recovery Support Specialists will provide services. The PRSS will have two or more years in long-term recovery without a relapse. For this project, Foundation for Recovery (FFR) will also build connections between recovery networks, community partners and other Recovery Support Service agencies, as well as conduct public education and outreach to reduce the stigma associated with addiction and provide a platform to discuss issues relating to addiction and recovery in Nevada in order to increase the prevalence and quality of long-term recovery support from substance use and addiction throughout Nevada. This project will support the launch of a CRAFT family support group and All Pathways Recovery support group in rural/frontier communities of Nevada. Overall, the Recovery Success Program will provide peer coaching services, life skills and sober social activities for 945 unduplicated peers in Nye, Elko and Lyon counties over 3 years, telephone based coaching services for 180 unduplicated peers in rural counties over 3 years, and positively engage an additional 100 people connected to the Recovery Community through social media, outreach, etc. over three years, totaling 1,045 people over a three -year period. FFR will GPRA at least 100 people throughout Nevada on an annual basis for 300 GPRA over the three-year period. Measurable goals: to increase recovery, life skills and self-esteem by 40% for participants; increase participation in sober social-recreational activities for direct service participants by 40%; and increase support for Nevada’s recovery community and positive association and awareness of addiction and recovery by 40%. This project will highlight the rural/frontier communities and provide support services, which are not available at this time.

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TI082370-01 FOUNDATION FOR RECOVERY, INC. LAS VEGAS NV MONY CHELSEY $199,998