Peer Seattle, through our New Peer Recovery Services in Washington's South King County project, is proposing to improve behavioral health recovery outcomes for adults with substance use disorders (SUDs) and co-occurring mental health and SUDs and their family members by providing new evidence-based peer recovery services and integrating Recovery Community Organization (RCO)-provided peer recovery services into the continuum of care. This project will serve adults in the South King County region of Washington State, including particular foci on two special populations: 1) individuals with SUDs and co-occurring mental health and SUDs who are justice-involved, including those connected with the King County Drug Diversion Court (KCDDC) program; and 2) family members of individuals with SUDs. As costs have escalated in the metropolitan Seattle area, low-income populations have been pushed outside of the core, resulting in significant population growth in the south county with services failing to keep pace. RCO-provided peer recovery services are currently nonexistent in this region where SUD and overdose rates can rival and even surpass those in the urban center. Of Peer Seattle's current service population, at program entry 63% of participants are unemployed and 60% are homeless. Individuals of color account for 44% of people served by KCDDC. SAMHSA RCSP funding will directly support new access to evidence-based RCO-provided peer recovery services through: 1) the opening of a new location for the provision of services including peer coaching; socialization, support, and education groups; resource referral and linkage; supported employment and housing; and crisis intervention and support; 2) support services to family members; 3) enhanced integrated care by housing a trained peer within a treatment partner; 4) training, supervision, and mentorship opportunities for individuals to become peer specialists; and 5) the availability of a safe, drug-free recovery community space. The overall project goal is to improve behavioral health outcomes in the South King County region. Key programmatic objectives for participants in recovery include: 1) 80% remain active in recovery support services after six months; 2) 65% of participants on average report they have maintained their recovery goals over the previous 30 days after six months; and 3) there is a 50% increase on average in the number of people employed after six months. This project will serve a total of 1,304 people: 175, 210, 252, 303, and 364 respectively in project years one through five.
Steppingstone, Inc. (SS) is applying to SAMHSA’s 2020 Recovery Community Services Program solicitation for $1,500,000 to operate the proposed Recovery Project for a five-year grant term. The Recovery Project (RP) will expand the availability of effective peer recovery support services and integrate these services into hospitals, fire stations and other settings in Fall River, Massachusetts. The Project will serve 390 adult individuals with substance use disorders or co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders (SUD/CODs) over the fiver-year grant term. The RP will integrate peer recovery coaches into local hospital emergency rooms and inpatient units, Fall River Fire Department’s Safe Stations and Fall River’s emergency homeless shelter (owned and operated by SS). To engage seniors and veterans, two under served groups in our area, Recovery Coaches will perform outreach in local senior and veteran’s centers. The RP will coordinate with Fall River’s Emergency Response Team and Police Department to respond and provide peer recovery support following overdose and high-risk episodes. RP services include outreach and engagement, individual coaching and mentoring, peer-led support groups and activities, assessment of recovery capital, individual wellness planning, navigation support, employment coaching and family support. Treatment services will be accessible to RP participants within Steppingstone’s Continuum of Care (Outpatient, MAT, Residential) or other local providers through Affiliation Agreements. The goals of the RP are to: expand the availability of effective peer recovery support services and integrate these services into hospitals, fire stations and other settings in Fall River, Massachusetts; reduce substance use and harm by providing peer recovery support services to individuals with SUDs or CODs in Fall River; and promote other improved outcomes by supporting participants and connecting them with treatment, housing and other recovery support services. The project will be centrally-located and accessible for individuals with disabilities. Project staff include a 1 FTE Project Director, .6 Office Administrator, 2.4 FTE Recovery Coaches and 1 FTE Bilingual (English/Spanish) Recovery Coach.
Detroit Recovery Project Tri-Cities Recovery Community Initiative (TCRC) Short Title: RCSP Abstract Detroit Recovery Project (DRP) will provide culturally competent, peer driven and peer delivered recovery support services to a diverse population of 125 individuals (625 over the life of the grant) in Detroit and two bordering cities, Highland Park and Hamtramck, Michigan. The overarching goal is to reduce recidivism and increase the quality of life for individuals in recovery, through the provision of an integrated system of care which addresses the challenges of behavioral health and eliminates barriers to long-term recovery. DRP will implement the Tri-Cities Recovery Community (TCRC) initiative, an innovative and comprehensive intervention that will: (1) Reduce relapse and recidivism rates of individuals in recovery from substance use disorder through he provision of peer recovery support services; (2) Engage individuals transitioning from treatment to community and reach those who need to connect with a larger recovery community; (3) Improve overall quality of life of individuals in SUD recovery; (4) Increase feelings of connectedness through participation in recovery community activities and events; and (5) Increase collaboration between Detroit Recovery Project and the local support services throughout the city, including emergency rooms and other health care settings. Detroit Recovery Project will utilize the SAMHSA Peer Recovery Support evidence-based model to provide comprehensive recovery support services to participating individuals. Additionally, DRP will implement emerging strategies to increase its effectiveness, including effective evidence-based interventions that will impact the participant and the community at large, such as the Strengthening Families model, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Informed Care and Contingency Management. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), it is vitally important to provide community supports, tenancy supports and employment supports. Historically, DRP has been an innovator of such peer recovery support services. At inception, DRP's goal was to close the gap in services for individuals exiting treatment and provide the bridge that supports individuals on their recovery journey. DRP maintains the commitment to remain and innovative recovery community organization that utilizes emerging strategies to effective change within the larger community.
Alabama’s system of care for co-occurring mental or substance use disorders lacks available resources, knowledge of recovery needs and services, ability to navigate the system of care, and an adequate number of certified peer support specialists. The Recovery Organization of Support Specialists (R.O.S.S) is requesting funding to address the gaps in the current system of care for the individuals recovering from co-occurring mental or substance use disorders in Alabama. R.O.S.S. is primarily located in Jefferson County, which is the largest county in Alabama; however, the nonprofit’s outreach services extend into 31 of 67 Alabama counties. Alabama is primarily rural with larger areas of the state being economically underdeveloped. As a direct result, those in recovery are often forced to go home to isolated rural communities with no or limited recovery support resources available. In addition, the opiate epidemic has left the state scrambling to provide sufficient recovery services to those in need. In 2012, Alabama was first-place in the nation for per capita opioid prescriptions with 143.8 prescriptions per 100,000 residents. This first-place distinguishing fact has not changed since 2016. In 2017, Jefferson County had nearly 300 individuals that died of drug overdose. As a result, there is a significant need to expand R.O.S.S.’s current recovery support services to meet the growing needs of those with co-occurring mental or substance use disorders in Jefferson County and throughout the state of Alabama. The goals of the project, Expansion of Recovery Support and Outreach Services, are the following: increase the number of individuals with a co-occurring mental or substance use disorder and their family members utilization of recovery support resources at the R.O.S.S Recovery Community Center (RCC); increase the ability of individuals with a co-occurring mental or substance use disorder to overcome barriers associated with entering and navigating the system of care and staying engaged in the recovery process; and increase the number of certified peer support specialists throughout the state by creating a mentor to peer work program to assist with recruiting and encouraging more individuals to become certified peer support specialists. The objectives for the first year of the project are the following: offer an additional 58 hours of services each week to allow for more opportunity for an individual to obtain recovery support services and connect to others in recovery; increase the number of trained peer support specialists to provide recovery support services at the RCC by two; increase the number of individuals participating in recovery support services by 100; increase the number of outreach workers in Jefferson County by one; increase the number of individuals and their family members receiving recovery resource services by 50; increase the number of partnerships with health care facilities to integrate peers into primary care and Emergency Departments; establish a statewide mentor to peer work program for all four RCOs in Alabama; and recruit & train a minimum of 20 individuals to be eligible for peer certification. R.O.S.S. is currently serving nearly 3,000 persons & predicts that the number served will increase by 25% each year.
Recovery Alliance Peer Supports and Services (RAPSS) will deliver integrated care with Peer Recovery Support Services (PRSS). The RAPSS continuum spans services from the Alliance’s 37,000 square foot recovery community center (RCC) to West Texas’ premier harm reduction project and is fully peer developed and peer run. RAPSS will enhance and expand addiction recovery for 1,000 individuals by medical and peer providers on the Upper Rio Grande US-Mexico Border. RAPSS will serve individuals with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) or Co-Occurring Disorders (COD) and their family members in El Paso County, Texas. The impact of these disorders continues to undermine the strength of our families and our communities, and results in increased demand for services from individuals and their family members who seek scant resources in West Texas to address these challenges and to engage in recovery. Through this RCSP grant, participants will receive PRSS including family support, care coordination with primary, dental, mental health care including individual and trauma counseling, and resource navigation. They will have access to a safe, drug-free environment that will foster healthy social, community-based connections at the RCC. Peers will become peer recovery sup-port and service providers through training, supervision and mentoring. Goal 1. Increase access to PRSS in El Paso County. Goal 2. Increase access to family recovery support, education, and care navigation. Goal 3. Increase access to PRSS in an integrated care setting. Goal 4. Increase access to PRSS training, supervision, and mentoring. Goal 5. Provide increased access to a safe, healthy, drug-free community environment at our RCC. Goal 6. Evaluate the project to assess progress toward reaching project goals and objectives and participant outcomes related to recovery and various life domains associated with improved quality of life. Participants’ Assessment of Recovery Capital (ARC) scores will increase by at least 25% and participants GPRA scores will rise significantly in the following: a) were currently employed or engaged in productive activities/attending school; b) had a permanent place to live in the community/were residing in a stable living environment; c) had no/reduced involvement with the criminal justice system; d) had increased access to services; e) had no past month substance use; f) were socially connected; g) were retained in services for substance abuse treatment. RAPSS will provide integrated PRSS including peer services, primary care, dental care, and mental health services to 200 indigent adults in the first year including recovery coaching, family supports, integrated care coordination and training and will provide 6,000 units of indirect services at our harm reduction program and the recovery community center. Over the course of the grant we will provide services to 1,000 unduplicated individuals. People served by RAPSS in El Paso County are 83% Hispanic, 3.4% African American, 1.1% Native American, 1.8% Asian and 12% another race. There are over 50,000 individuals with a SUD and over 49,000 with a COD living in El Paso County.
Project Abstract Summary Rhode Island Communities for Addiction Recovery Efforts Inc., RICARES, Project Recovery 2.0 will increase peer recovery support services to individuals with substance use disorders (SUD) or co-occurring mental health and SUDs in high-risk areas of Northern, Central, and Southern Rhode Island. This expansion of services, funded with $300,000 per year for five years, will assist allow us to collaborate with current and new partners, hire new staff and assist families with the resources they need in supporting individuals they love. Our strategies will include work with Rhode Island Hospital to integrate acute and continuing care and Peer Recovery Specialists for recovery supports for 10 patients per year; three of Thundermist HEZ zones to integrate primary care and recovery supports; Access to Recovery to provide an Emergency Medical Housing Access Fund for short-term, weekly recovery housing to 15 individuals per year, who are unable to pay due to hospitalization or medical issues; and VICTA to provide Recovery Support Services (RSS) including recovery coaching, employment coaching, and linkages to housing to include recovery housing. Project Recovery 2.0 will also provide support to families of individuals with SUDs or co-occurring mental and SUDs in RI by provide addiction and recovery education, and technical assistance to include recovery coaching and system navigation services to one support group a month for family members. In support of families, RICARES will provide emergency financial vouchers to family caregivers or daycare providers while members are engaged in support activities, to ensure that costs of caring for children are not a barrier or obstacle for family members to receiving support. This Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funded project will support developing a Family Recovery Specialist (FRS) Certification for family members of those with SUDs or co-occurring MH/SUD disorders, which will be consistent with the current RI Peer Recovery Specialist certification. The goal is to gain state and national certification for the Family Recovery Specialist certification. Project Recovery 2.0 will enhance current drug-free social/community environments in RI for those seeking to achieve or maintain recovery from SUDs at monthly regional Recovery Center and RI Rally4Recovery Coalition events for those with SUDs and/or cooccurring MH/SUD disorders. This will be accomplished with new staff to coordinate local and regional recovery related social events, including four recovery rallies in four different communities, two community recovery education events, and coordination of International Overdose Awareness Day event. RICARES will utilize these federal funds to establish a recovery housing training program by hiring an Outreach Coordinator to be a staff liaison with, and training coordinator for, the Ocean State Coalition for Recovery Housing. Through Project Recovery 2.0 staff will provide two annual trainings to 15 operators of the state certified recovery houses, to include the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) 3.0 standards.
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