Through a new Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic, Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries will provide integrated primary, mental health, and Substance Use Disorder care to up to 1,500 un-and underinsured consumers a year, 3,000 over the term of the grant, in western Wayne County, Michigan. Crisis services will target children and adults, and their support systems, who are unconnected or loosely connected with mainstream behavioral health care.
The name of the project is the DRMM CCBH Clinic. The goal of the program is to increase access to and improve the quality of community mental and substance use disorder treatment services through the addition of a CCBHC to western Wayne County, Michigan. In order to mitigate, reduce or avoid unnecessary police interaction, emergency room use, hospitalization and suicide, outreach efforts will target persons with substance use and mental health disorders and their family and friends, as they are approaching or having a mental health crisis. Strategies include: integrated primary, mental health and SUD care; mobile outreach and crisis intervention; community partnerships; and evidence based practices like motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, peer support, and medication assisted treatment. The programs objectives are: 1) By connecting those who are loosely or unconnected to care, the program will increase the percentage of individuals who report increased levels of self-care, knowledge of coping skills and support systems, and who report decreased isolation; 2) By providing person- and family-centered integrated services, the project will increase the percentage of individuals whose measures of physical and behavioral health improve as measured by mental health screening, audit, and measures of BMI, glucose levels, and other physical assessment measures monitored in the primary health care clinic; 3) By providing peer support to individuals who use CCBHC services, the project will increase the number of people who report increased engagement with mental health or substance use provider assets in the community; 4) By providing greater access to services with responsive communication strategies and 24/7 crisis intervention services for individuals with SMI or SUD, including opioid use disorders; children and adolescents with SED; and individuals with COD, the program will increase the number of individuals who report that they adopted better coping strategies to address physical and behavioral health problems; 5) By providing in-reach to individuals being discharged from emergency psychiatric care or having been engaged in police actions, the program will increase the percentage of individuals who follow through in accessing needed community health, mental health and substance abuse support.
DRMM has developed this proposal and will operate in partnership with several community organizations including St. Mary Mercy Hospital - Livonia, Abundant Recovery Health, Livonia Police Department, City of Livonia, Beginning Steps, Growth Works, Livonia Save Our Youth Coalition, Personalized Nursing Services Lighthouse, and Write On! llc.