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ReCAST: Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma


The purpose of this program is to assist high-risk youth and families and promote resilience and equity in communities that have recently faced civil unrest through implementation of evidence-based violence prevention, and community youth engagement programs, as well as linkages to trauma-informed behavioral health services.


The Goals of ReCAST

  • Building a foundation to promote well-being, resiliency, and community healing through community-based participatory approaches
  • Strengthening the integration of behavioral health services and other community systems to address the social determinants of health
  • Creating more equitable access to trauma informed community behavioral health resources
  • Ensuring that program services are culturally specific and developmentally appropriate

Point of Contact

Jocelyn Route, M.S.W
Public Health Advisor

Nancy Kelly, M.S. Ed.
Branch Chief
Mental Health Promotion Branch


Successes of ReCAST 2016-2022

  • Trained 16,735 members of the mental health workforce
  • 90,123 community stakeholders trained in trauma-informed approaches, including violence prevention, and mental health literacy
  • 77,235 youth, young adults, and family members provided with high-quality trauma-informed mental health services
  • 8,623 new partnerships established among city and community agencies to support high-risk youth and their families

Current and Future Grantees

In the wake of several high-profile incidents of civil unrest, Congress appropriated funds to engage affected communities and to help high risk youth and families who have experienced trauma (FY16 Project AWARE funds).

  • Fairfield, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Bangor, ME
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Santa Fe, NM
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Cleveland Heights, OH

View 2022 Grant Awards

  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Denver, CO
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Alleghany County (Pittsburgh), PA
  • Oakland, CA
  • Bexar County (San Antonio), TX
  • Flint, MI
  • Milwaukee, WI

View 2021 Grant Awards

  • Baltimore City, MD
  • Chicago, IL
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • St. Louis County, MO
  • Oakland, CA – Refunded in FY 21
  • Bexar County (San Antonio), TX- Refunded in FY 21
  • Flint, MI- Refunded in FY 21
  • Milwaukee, WI- Refunded in FY 21

View 2016 Grant Awards

Last Updated

Last Updated: 06/15/2023

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