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Building A Recovery-Driven Continuum of Behavioral Health Care

Project Overview

3rd Funding Cycle Impact Award
     Project Start Date: 7/1/2007
     Project End Date: 6/30/2010

Project Goal Statement: The intent of this project is to create a recovery-driven continuum of behavioral health care by integrating Peer Support throughout multiple, service delivery systems, which care for individuals with behavioral health needs.

Original Award Amount: $450,000
Adjusted Award Amount: $398,719*

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner: Our Space, Inc.
Additional community partner organization names:

  • Grassroots Empowerment Project, Inc.
  • Justice 2000, Inc.
  • Mental Health Association in Milwaukee County
  • Mental Health Association in Waukesha County, Inc.
  • Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division
  • Social Rehabilitation and Residential Resources, Inc.
  • The Parenting Network, Inc.
  • Transitional Living Services, Inc.
  • Waukesha County Department of Human Services
  • Wisconsin Community Services

Academic Partners:
Primary Academic Partner: Jon Gudeman, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Additional Academic Partner: Thomas Harding, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Report Summary July 2007 - June 2008
     Project Progress Report Summary July 2008 - June 2009
     Project Progress Report Summary July 2009 - December 2009
     Project Final Report Summary

Affiliated Web Pages:
    Grassroots Empowerment Project, Inc.
    Justice 2000, Inc.
    Mental Health Association in Milwaukee County
    Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division
    Our Space, Inc.
    The Parenting Network, Inc.
    Transitional Living Services, Inc.
    Waukesha County Department of Human Services
    Wisconsin Community Services

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Articles
    • Article in The Business Journal - Call it Serenity: Crisis Resource Center Fills Gap for Mental Health Needs. The Business Journal. November 21, 2008.
    • Article in Milwaukee Journal about the Crisis Resource Center discussing Peer Support. 2007.
  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Developed and distributed project reports to the Waukesha Mental Health Association Board of Directors and Waukesha County Mental Health Advisory Committee
  • Presentations to the following audiences:
    • A community event for donors
    • County Behavioral Health Providers Group
    • Grassroots Empowerment’s Empowerment Days
    • Greater Milwaukee Foundation
    • Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force
    • Waukesha County Mental Health Advisory Committee
    • Waukesha Mental Health Association Board of Directors

*In 2009 award amounts, based on the remaining budget, were adjusted to reflect the decline in endowment asset value due to the downturn in the economy.

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