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PMHCA in conjunction with our sister organization The Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition (PaPSC) have demonstrated a truly peer-run environment and have been awarded The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) Region 5 Recovery Hub Grant, which started July 1, 2023. The Region 5 Recovery Hub will serve 13 counties: Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry, and York. 

PMHCA is a statewide membership non-profit organization dedicated to assisting anyone seeking treatment or support for a mental illness, regardless of where they are in the process of healing. We advocate, educate, and promote recovery in all forms and individuals can also receive training from PMHCA in subjects like specialized peer support, LGBTQIA+ Issues, mental health advance directives, trauma, and other topics. Supporting individuals through their unique recovery journeys is something PMHCA has been doing since our inception. We believe that human beings need to be treated through the whole health lens and we focus on making that clear in all the work we do. 

We are currently working with The Institute at Wilkes University to complete DDAP's needs assessment to better comprehend how to help communities involved in the Region 5 Recovery Hub. This survey can be found here.

Counties Served in Hub 5

Timeline and Tasks

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An ongoing Needs Assessment to be done by November 1 every year after for recovery support services in the region.

 
  • Identifies strategies to partner with organizations for the implementation and expansion of recovery support organizations within the region. This plan shall identify potential payor groups in the region to engage in discussions on funding recovery support services and potential data elements that demonstrate the effectiveness of services. This plan shall be submitted no later than 60 days from the beginning of the grant period. DDAP shall approve this strategic plan prior to execution.
  • Increase regional recovery support workforce capacity and expertise through training and education. This plan shall be submitted no later than 60 days from the beginning of the grant period. DDAP shall approve this strategic plan prior to execution.
  • Describes how the Grantee shall engage diverse populations including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ)+, and persons with disabilities, provide access to, and elevate the equity and inclusion of these diverse populations. This plan shall be submitted no later than 60 days from the beginning of the grant period. DDAP shall approve this strategic plan prior to execution.
  • Develop a model of services that are offered and can be measured and monitored within the first 3 months of the grant period. The description should include how Grantee shall collaborate with various community entities to enhance a recovery supportive community and facilitate the delivery of recovery support services.
 
  • Provide technical assistance to recovery organizations within the region in programmatic functions including the development of recovery support services and recovery institutions.
  • Provide technical assistance to recovery organizations within the region in administrative and operational functions including grant writing needs, contract negotiating, data collection and reporting, and billing/accounting systems.
 
  • Hold at least quarterly meetings with recovery organizations in the Grantee's community to determine their needs.
  • Host at least one regional recovery celebration by June 30 of each year.
  • Hold at least quarterly meetings with treatment providers in the Grantee's community to discuss recovery services available, needs and collaboration opportunities.
 
  • Outreach to local school districts to explain the availability of recovery services in the local community.
  • Outreach to Single County Authorities (SCAs), Behavioral Health Managed Care Organizations, colleges, universities, mental health service providers, health care organizations, etc. in the Grantee's community to discuss their needs, services, and collaboration opportunities.
  • Meet with self-help groups to explain services available in the community.
 
  • Meet with representatives of the Get Help Now Hotline to explain recovery services that are available in the community.
  • Meet with local representatives of the Parent Panel Advisory Council to discuss recovery services that are available in the community.
  • Coordinate with the Regional Equity Coalitions established under DDAP Recovery Rising plan to address issues of bias, diversity, equity, and inclusion of recovery support services.
  • Collaborate with Health Choices Managed Care Organizations, SCAs and local treatment, prevention, and intervention providers to assist qualified individuals in obtaining recovery support services.
  • Coordinate with payor groups in the region to engage in discussions on funding recovery support services and potential data elements that prove the effectiveness of services.
 

To discuss needs, opportunities, and grant requirements.

For more information, please email us at recoveryhub5@pmhca.org.


This project is funded under a Grant Agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.


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