Project Summary: Zepf Center seeks CCBHC Expansion Grant funding to increase access to and improve the quality of community mental health and substance use disorder treatment in Toledo, Ohio. The CCBHC will be located in Toledo’s historic Junction Neighborhood and will allow Zepf to expand its service offerings further into the community and offer the full array of CCBHC services to persons in need. Designated Collaborating Organizations (DCOs) include Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Lucas County (LCMHRSB), Rescue Mental Health and Addiction Services, UTMC’s Ryan White Program, Neighborhood Health Association, and Health Partners of Western Ohio.
Population of Focus: The Junction Neighborhood (zip code 43607) is home to 20,854 people, 66.3% of whom are Black, 24.2% are White, and 5.2% are Hispanic or Latino. The current unemployment rate in 43607 is 7.3%, which is higher than the current county unemployment rate, the state unemployment rate and the national unemployment rate at 6.7%. Zepf Center is one of the only service providers in this neighborhood, operating a two-building campus which provides integrated care for co-occurring disorders with co-located primary care services. Total Number Served: Y1: 400, Y2: 500; Total across grant award: 900 unduplicated persons.
Goals and Objectives: Goal 1: Increase the capacity of Zepf Center to provide comprehensive, integrated behavioral health services to the target population to decrease the conditions that lead to the exacerbation of mental health, substance use, and chronic disease. Objectives: (1) Within 30 days of the NoA, ensure that the CCBHC pilot location in the Junction Neighborhood is providing 100% of services. (2) By the six-month administration of the NOMS, 50% of participants will report reductions in MH symptoms and in substance use, and improvements in physical health. Goal 2: Ensure sustainability of the CCBHC so that services remain present for the target population. Objectives: (1) By the fourth month, utilize Technical Assistance (TA) funds to consult with MTM and the National Council and the Key Project staff to ensure that all requirements are met. (2) By the end of Y1, conduct the Program Sustainability Assessment Tool (PSAT) and have a plan in place that addresses the 8 domains of sustainability.
Evidence-Based Practices: Zepf will focus on the implementation of two EBPs for this project: (1) Peer Support Services and (2) EMPath Mobility Mentoring. Peer Support Services are a vital part of Recovery Support Services which help people manage their substance use disorder and mental health care successfully and can contribute to successful management of their physical health care needs. Zepf’s Peer Support Specialists are called Resiliency Coaches to emphasize their focus on resilience, asset-building, and strengths. EMPath Mobility Mentoring partners with participants to help them gain resources, skills, and sustained behavior changes necessary to attain and preserve their economic independence. This practice utilizes: (1) The Bridge to Self Sufficiency Tool, (2) Coaching, (3) Goal setting, and (4) Recognition.
Contact: Deb Flores, CEO; firstname.lastname@example.org