Promote recovery and a sense of community among adult residents of Fremont County with behavioral health issues by implementing the Peer Enhanced Empowerment Program (PEER). PEER will build on RMBH?s existing Recovery Campus (RC) model expanding and enhancing peer involvement in RC services and strengthening the program?s focus on all aspects of recovery, with a priority on pro-social activities and building a peer-led community.
Nurture Healthy Minds
Provide peer support services for recovery to address personal skill building that demonstrates a positive shift in one's internal perspectives and practices, indicating they have learned to cultivate and support their recovery process. By improving their ability to foster connections between themselves and external supports, they will develop professional and social relationships that bolster recovery.
Meet the basic needs of the homeless and poor residents of the Denver metropolitan area while increasing their ability to become and remain self-sufficient. The overarching outcome of Community Outreach Service Center's Charity's House is to reduce the rate of recidivism among African-American male ex-offenders in northeast Denver, moving the client from dependency to healthy self-sufficiency.
Professionalize and sustain recovery residence, habilitation and trans outreach programs for women with substance use disorders who are exiting incarceration or experiencing other life traumas such as homelessness, domestic violence or persistent mental health issues through REcoveryBUILD.
Hire two Certified Peer Recovery Specialists to provide nonclinical programs to the Homeward Pikes Peak's clients. El Paso County has a documented need for recovery services and supports of community members with substance use disorders.
Provide peer-based substance misuse recovery programming to increase access to peer navigation, substance misuse services, recovery housing and employment coaching in the Denver metro area. Tribe Recovery Homes's (TRH) community-based model meets participants where they are and connects them to a community of peers with whom they can both give and receive support.
Enhancing and Expanding Social Emotional Services, Supports and Programs For Youth Experiencing Homelessness
Enhance social-emotional programming for youth experiencing homelessness, with a special focus on Black males and LGBTQ youth. Urban Peak (UP) also seeks to increase equity, diversity and inclusion work to ensure capacity in delivering and evaluating culturally competent programming.
Support Youth on Record's (YOR) Fellowship of Young Creatives and FEMpowered ? two out-of-school-time music and creative arts programs designed to increase resiliency, increase understanding of intersectional identities and build strong communities of support for minoritized youth in Denver. Programs aim to engage 90 youth ages 14 ? 24 over two years and hope to reduce stigma and barriers to mental health and community-building.
Provide primary prevention healthy relationships education to low-income youth of color through Project PAVE's True Man and Path to Healthy Relationships (PTHR) year-long programming in DPS schools. PAVE will also provide deeper engagement opportunities for youth survivors of violence through psychoeducational support groups and empower youth to become leaders in the effort to end violence in the community through the Youth Community Educators Program (YCEP).
Support El Teatro VolArte and Su Teatro Employment Program (STEP), a dual effort to build youth resiliency by nurturing the protective factors that strengthen youth health and well being.