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Volunteers Needed for 2018 Philadelphia Homeless Count

January 9, 2018

Every year Philadelphia, with the support of hundreds of volunteers, conducts a Point-in-Time Count of all persons experiencing homelessness on the streets, in a shelter, and in other temporary housing. The purpose of the count is to estimate the size of the populations in need of housing and supportive services. The Point-in-Time (PIT) Count is […]

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March 2018 Certified Peer Specialist Training Open Application Period Is Closed

December 18, 2017

The open application period for the March 2018 CPS training is officially closed. The next open application period will occur in April 2018 for the June 2018 CPS training. For questions about the CPS training, please send an email to

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CBH Holiday Hours

November 22, 2017

CBH Administrative Offices will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2017, reopening at 8 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. During this time, Member Services and the CBH PES/CRC lines in Clinical will continue to be staffed 24/7.

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2016 Provider Satisfaction Survey Is Available

November 9, 2017

Each year, as part of the Performance Evaluation Performance Summary required by the State, CBH produces a Provider Satisfaction Survey (PSS) for its network of providers. The PSS is open from the end of November until the beginning of January each year. The survey is available on Survey Monkey and can be completed by any […]

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The Road to Recovery, a Journey of Hope

September 22, 2017

By Monica Lewis-Wilborn April 9, 1983. This was the day Dickie Noles’ life changed. A Major League Baseball player with a nasty 95 mph fastball, Noles was a beast on the mound. But an addiction to drugs and alcohol was spiraling his life out of control as fast as his pitches. Multiple arrests for disorderly […]

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David T. Jones Chosen to Lead Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services

July 21, 2017

Contact: Monica Lewis-Wilborn, Director of Communications 267-588-6609, PHILADELPHIA, PA — After a five-month search, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced the appointment of David T. Jones as Commissioner of the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS), a $1 billion healthcare agency with nearly 800 employees.  Jones had been serving as Acting Commissioner following the departure […]

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Porch Light Program Launches New Kensington Site

March 29, 2017

It was an afternoon of food, fun and fellowship as we cut the ribbon to our Kensington Storefront site, a new hub where people throughout Kensington can gather to learn about behavioral health resources, participate in community programming, and develop a love for public art. Dozens gathered on Saturday, March 25, for the kickoff of […]

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A Decade of Peer Culture, Support and Leadership: Igniting Behavioral Health Transformation in Philadelphia

February 10, 2017

DBHIDS Commissioner Dr. Arthur C. Evans is pleased to announce the completion and distribution of the report, A Decade of Peer Culture, Support and Leadership: Igniting Behavioral Health Transformation in Philadelphia. The report is the culmination of a rigorous effort conducted during 2014-16 by the Department’s Strategic Planning Division under the direction of Dr. Marquita Williams, […]

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Peer Support Toolkit Released, to Guide Future Expansion

January 31, 2017

DBHIDS’ Peer Culture and Community Inclusion Unit (PCCIU) is pleased to release The Peer Support Toolkit. The target audiences for this toolkit are administrators, directors, and supervisors of treatment organizations who have recently hired (or plan to hire) peers into new support roles with the agency. Others, including peer support staff, will also find this toolkit […]

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Department Hosts Another Successful Cook-Off

December 7, 2016

The second annual DBHIDS Cook-Off was a great success, raising $633.84 for the Combined Campaign! Thanks to all who came to sample the delicious offerings Nov. 30 and voted with their dollars. This year’s cooks again put together some amazing offerings, for a great cause, and thanks also to the team at CBH and everyone […]

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