Project Title: Turtle Mountain Crisis Prevention Line
Applicant – Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, Belcourt, ND
Through this project, the Fifth Generation program and the Turtle Mountain Outreach program will cooperatively develop and implement a 24-7 crisis line staffed by four Behavioral Health Technicians. The project will incorporate technology for client services during the Tribe’s emergency shutdown. Population to be Served will focus on the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa in North Dakota. Service will also target medical providers in the community. There are nearly 13,000 tribal members. The community is a persistent poverty area (33.2% poverty rate) and a per capita income less than half of North Dakota. The goals and objectives of this project are: Goal 1) Develop and Implement a Comprehensive Plan-- 1.1) By July 30th, First Generation and Turtle Mountain Outreach will develop a comprehensive plan to provide 24-7 Crisis Intervention with input from 100% of providers and 1.2) By July 30th, the network will have fully implemented the comprehensive plan. Goal 2) Screen and Assess for mental Health and Substance Abuse need for services—2.1) 100% of incoming will be assessed for mental health and substance abuse and assigned triage number; 2,2) The Covid-19 intervention team will provide direct services to clients based on priority and 100% capacity and 2.3) The team will provide service availability information to 100% of medical staff and emergency responders. Goal 3) Provide EBP and Culturally Appropriate Treatment—3.1) During the project 100% of clients will cooperatively develop a service plan and participate in treatment, Goal 4 Plan and Create Recovery Support Services —4.1) The Covid-19 response team will provide services to 100% of clients during the transition period.