Recovery is Possible
When individuals with mental and/or substance use disorders seek help, they are met with the knowledge and belief that anyone can recover and/or manage their conditions successfully.
Recovery Services for Californians
The Behavioral Health Recovery Services Project is an effort to increase the number and quality of culturally responsive behavioral health recovery services programs. These programs serve communities throughout California and are tailored to local needs.
“Treatment is where it begins, but recovery is lifelong.”
The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), with support from The Center as its administrative entity, is funding organizations across the state to provide behavioral health recovery services to individuals experiencing severe mental illness, serious emotional disturbance and substance use disorder.
Health Equity in Access to Behavioral Health Recovery Services (HEAR US) Phase 1
HEAR US Phase 1 funding awards are up to $100,000 for activities from Nov. 14, 2022, to July 30, 2023, and support:
- Participation of specialized behavioral health-focused staff in the standards of care development process
- Organizing, facilitating and documenting constituency-focused generative listening sessions and/or focus groups to inform the development of the standards of care
- Training and engagement of funded partners’ constituency to co-lead, facilitate and participate in the standards of care development process focus groups and/or listening sessions
HEAR US Phase 1 Funded Partners
- California Association of Alcohol and Drug Program Executives, Inc.
- California Association of DUI Treatment Programs
- California Black Women’s Health Project
- California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals
- California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies
- Cal Voices
- NAMI California
- Peer Voices of Orange County Inc.
- The Happier Life Project
- United Parents
- West Fresno Family Resource Center
HEAR US Phase 1 Onboarding
The Center hosted the Phase 1 onboarding webinar on Nov. 17.
This first round of funding was by invitation only.
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“People need voice and choice in their service options.”
An Engaged Community
The project’s initial work consisted of robust community and stakeholder conversations to better understand the:
- Current landscape of behavioral health recovery services
- Opportunities to expand the definition of behavioral health recovery services
- Future needs of behavioral health recovery-oriented services statewide
DHCS is using what it learned from this process to inform the project’s approach to services, as well as the selection of funded partners to work in communities.
The Four Major Dimensions of Recovery
“It is not just about the formal programs it is about how we build community and how we bring this work to community.”