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The Road to Recovery, a Journey of Hope

Phillies' Dickie Noles addresses Journey of Hope Project participants before the Phillies game Sept. 21, 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 conduct were the norm for Noles, leading to far too many nights in jail and away from the baseball field.

And on that day – April 9, 1983 – Noles decided enough was enough. He hasn’t used drugs or had an alcoholic drink since then and life, Noles said, has never been better or more under control.

“The best part of being in recovery is knowing that I’m in control of my life, not the alcohol or drugs,” Noles said, speaking with a group of men from the Journey of Hope Project just behind home plate at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies extended an invitation to Journey of Hope to meet Noles and stay for the team’s Businessperson’s Special against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sept. 21 in recognition of Recovery Month.

The Journey of Hope Project is a collaboration between several innovative long-term residential treatment programs designed to serve individuals experiencing prolonged homelessness, substance use disorders, and co-occurring mental health challenges. It is able to admit individuals directly from the street, shelters, and Safe Havens by reducing barriers to treatment admission. Upon completion of treatment, individuals are connected with permanent supportive housing opportunities, as well as ongoing outreach and follow-up to help support long-term sustained recovery in the community.

While Noles, now an employee assistance professional with the Phillies, never experienced homelessness like the men he met with, he knows all too well of the struggles one faces when substances control their life. Now that he himself is in recovery, he enjoys nothing more than sharing his story and helping others get access to the treatment and services designed to help them leave a life led by substances behind. He works closely with players and offers insight to help them steer clear of the dangers of substance misuse.

During the hour he spent with the Journey of Hope Project participants, Noles talked baseball, sharing stories of his interactions with legends like Pete Rose, Mike Schmidt, and Rickey Henderson, and giving hitting and pitching tips. But he also encouraged the group to celebrate the victory of getting sober and working hard to stay that way. William Alba hasn’t used any substances for 35 days, a small number compared to Noles’ 35 years, but Noles encouraged Alba, saying they are in the every same place.

“Today is the only day that matters for you,” Noles said before hugging Alba. “Just take it one day at a time.”

Alba, 46, has misused substances for 31 years. Originally from Puerto Rico, he moved around to several cities when he moved to U.S. before stopping in Philadelphia in 2006. He had been in and out of homeless shelters and now believes that this time will stick.

“I’m learning how to take control of my actions and live a better life,” Alba said. “I started as a child with marijuana then on to cocaine, alcohol and heroin. I lost control and I lost everything. Now, I want to do what’s best to get my life back.”

Following their time with Noles, the Journey of Hope Project participants were treated to great seats to watch the Phillies in action. It was the first game at Citizens Bank Park for them and an opportunity to have fun after some very challenging times.

If you or someone you know is ready to get on the road to recovery, DBHIDS is ready to help. Call our behavioral Health Special Initiative (BHSI) at 215-546-1200 or the Philadelphia recovery Community Center at 215-223-7700. For more information on recovery support, please visit dbhids.org.

Assessments Centers and Crisis Response Centers in Philadelphia

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Assessments Centers and Crisis Response Centers in Philadelphia

Below is a map listing locations with Behavioral Assessment Centers (BAC), listed in blue, and Crisis Response Centers (CRC), listed in green. Facilities with both BAC and CRC services are listed in yellow. The BACs serve as a point of entry for mental health and addiction recovery programs and determine which level and type of care best meets the needs of people with substance use histories and challenges based on the Pennsylvania Client Placement Criteria (PCPC) assessment guidelines. The CRCs treat people experiencing emergency behavioral health crisis with psychiatric coverage 24-hours a day, seven days a week and are available to all people, regardless of health insurance coverage or ability to pay, in a safe and secure environment.

If you would like to see only BACs or only CRC facilities, click the following icon on the Google Map:
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This will allow you to select which type of facility you would like to view.

Assessments Centers and Crisis Response Centers

For those seeking service, it is recommended that you have ID in order to expedite admission and assessment.

Addiction Services

ADDICTION SERVICES
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Addiction Services Access Information

The following are the services available through DBHIDS. Each service area includes a short description, eligibility information, how to attain a referral, and applicable contact information.

If you are unsure what service you require and do not have medical insurance, please contact the Behavioral Health Special Initiative (BHSI) at 215-546-1200, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

If you want treatment for a substance abuse challenge and do have medical assistance or Medicaid, please contact Community Behavioral Health (CBH) at 888-545-2600.

If you would like to access a list of Behavioral Assessment Centers, or feel you are experience an emergency and would like to find a Crisis Response Center, visit our webpage listing these centers located within Philadelphia.

Assessment

Description

The process of gathering comprehensive information to ascertain the degree and severity of and individual’s alcohol and other drug (AOD) use, social, physical, and psychological effects of that use, strengths and needs of the individual, and level of care (LOC) determination.

Eligibility

Individuals wish alcohol and other drug challenges that are residents of Philadelphia County are eligible for addition services.

Referral

Individuals are referred to a Behavioral Assessment Center (BAC) after contacting BHSI, CBH, or private insurance carrier.

Detoxification

Medically Monitored Inpatient Detoxification

Description

Treatment conducted in a residential facility that provides a 24-hour professionally directed evaluation and detoxification of addicted clients.

Eligibility

Eligibility for this level of care (LOC) determined by Pennsylvania Client Placement Criteria (PCPC) 3rd Edition (2014).

Referral

Referrals come from case manager/social worker or self referral. Please contact BHSI or CBH at the numbers above.

Medically Managed Inpatient Detoxification

Description

Provides 24-hour medically directed evaluation and detoxification of psychoactive substance use disordered clients in an acute care setting

Eligibility

Eligibility for this LOC determined by PCPC 3rd Edition (2014).

Referral

Referrals come from case manager/social worker or self referral. Please contact BHSI or CBH at the numbers above.

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Medically Monitored Short Term Residential

Description

Type of service that includes 24-hour professionally directed evaluation, care, and treatment for addicted clients in acute distress.

Eligibility

Eligibility for this LOC determined by PCPC 3rd Edition (2014).

Referral

Referrals come from case manager/social worker or self referral. Please contact BHSI or CBH at the numbers above.

Medically Monitored Long Term Residential

Description

Type of service that includes 24-hour professionally directed evaluation, care, and treatment for addicted individuals in chronic distress, whose SUD symptomatology is demonstrated by severe impairment of social, occupational, or school functioning.

Eligibility

Eligibility for this LOC determined by PCPC 3rd Edition (2014).

Referral

Referrals come from case manager/social worker or self referral. Please contact BHSI or CBH at the numbers above.

Partial Hospitalization

Description

Consists of psychiatric, psychological, and other types of therapies on a regularly scheduled basis in which the individual resides outside the facility. This service is designed for those individuals who do not require 24-hour residential care, but would benefit from more intensive treatments. Services consist of regularly scheduled treatment sessions at least 3 days per week, with a minimum of 10 hours per week.

Eligibility

Eligibility for this LOC determined by PCPC 3rd Edition (2014).

Referral

Individuals are referred to a Behavioral Assessment Center (BAC) after contacting BHSI, CBH, or private insurance carrier.

Outpatient Treatment

Description

Outpatient treatment is an organized, non-residential treatment service providing psychotherapy in which the client resides outside the facility. These services are usually provided in regularly scheduled treatment sessions for, at most, 5 hours per week.

Eligibility

Eligibility for this LOC determined by PCPC 3rd Edition (2014).

Referral

Individuals are referred to a Behavioral Assessment Center (BAC) after contacting BHSI, CBH, or private insurance carrier.

Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Intensive Outpatient

Description

Is an organized, non-residential treatment service in which the client resides outside the facility. It provides structured psychotherapy and client stability through increased periods of staff intervention. Consist of regularly scheduled treatment sessions at least 3 days per week for at least 5 hours (but less than 10).

Eligibility

Eligibility for this LOC determined by PCPC 3rd Edition (2014).

Referral

Referrals come from case manager/social worker or self referral. Please contact BHSI or CBH at the numbers above.

Medically Managed Inpatient Residential

Description

Provides 24-hour medically directed evaluation, care, and treatment for addicted clients with coexisting biomedical, psychiatric, and/or behavioral conditions which require frequent care.

Eligibility

Eligibility for this LOC determined by PCPC 3rd Edition (2014).

Referral

Referrals come from case manager/social worker or self referral. Please contact BHSI or CBH at the numbers above.

Medically Monitored Long Term Residential

Description

A type of service that includes 24-hour professionally directed evaluation, care, and treatment for addicted clients in chronic distress, whose addiction symptomatology is demonstrated by severe impairment of social, occupational, or school functioning.

Eligibility

Eligibility for this LOC determined by PCPC 3rd Edition (2014).

Referral

Individuals are referred to a Behavioral Assessment Center (BAC) after contacting BHSI, CBH, or private insurance carrier.

Problem & Pathological Gambling Initiative

Description

This initiative targets individuals that gamble continuously despite harmful negative consequences and have a desire to stop. Problem gambling is often defined by whether harm is experienced by the gambler or others, rather than by the gambler’s behavior.

Eligibility

Any individual with a gambling problem in Pennsylvania is eligible to receive services under this program.

Referral

Self referrals and referrals from caregivers.

Contact Information

Contact Tamika Harvey at 215-599-4972, tharvey@pmhcc.org, or the Pennsylvania Gambling Addiction 24-hour hotline at 877-565-2112

Office of Addiction Services Recovery House Initiative

Description

Recovery house system for persons enrolled in state-licensed outpatient substance abuse programs

Eligibility

Individual must have a primary substance abuse diagnosis and be enrolled in an intensive outpatient (IOP), outpatient drug free, or an outpatient methadone maintenance treatment program.

Referral

Referrals come from the primary therapist or counselor.

Contact Information

Contact Rhonda Johnson or Danny Reed at 215-599-4972.

Case Management

BHSI Intensive Case Management Unit

Description

Provide services to individuals who are uninsured, underinsured, and members enrolled in the Community Behavioral Health Choices program, all of whom have substance abuse disorders or may have a co-occurring disorder.

Eligibility

Persons with substance abuse disorders may be referred for Intensive Case Management (ICM) Services.

Referral

ICM referrals come from alcohol and other drugs treatment providers and/or Community Behavioral Health.

Contact Information

If you require a BHSI ICM referral, please contact 215-546-6435 and a BHSI staff member will assist you.

Child and Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Case Management

Description

Provides service coordination, linking, monitoring, assessment and supportive services to individuals between 13-24 years of age.

Eligibility

Children or adolescents Involved with or affected by substance use or abuse.

Referral

Child serving systems like SAP and JJ services system identify and refer cases through TCM.

Child Services

Youth M.O.V.E.

Description

Youth M.O.V.E. is comprised of Philadelphia youth 14-21 years of age. M.O.V.E. stands for “Motivating Others through Voices of Experience”. Youth M.O.V.E. Philly’s mission is to pro-mote and support resilience, work to end mental health stigma, and serve as youth advocates, peer educators, mentors, and youth leaders in our community.

Eligibility

Youth 14-21 years of age who reside in Philadelphia County.

Referral

Referrals come from school counselors, community-based organizations, or self referral.

Contact Information

Contact Gabriel Bryant at 215-685-4726 or gabriel.bryant@phila.gov.

Madeline Moore Summer Camp Grant

Description

Grant to allow children with a behavioral health diagnosis to attend summer camp. Each eligible child can receive a grant of up to $400 to attend a participating summer camp.

Eligibility

Child must be a Philadelphia resident with a mental health diagnosis between the ages of 6 to 17, currently receiving publicly funded mental health and/or behavioral health services (paid for by Community Behavioral Health or The Office of Mental Health) through the summer.

Referral

Parents, if you have a child with behavioral health challenges, please contact your child’s behavioral health provider to submit an application.

Contact Information

For additional information visit the Madeline Moore Summer Camp Grant page, or email SummerCamp_DBHIDS@phila.gov.

Respite Services

Description

Short term care that allows parents/guardians of children (ages 6 to 17) with a behavioral health diagnosis to take a break from the daily routine and stress of caregiving.

Eligibility/Referral

To determine eligibility, please review the Respite Services brochure.

Substance Abuse Assessments, Consultations, and Student Assistance Program

Description

A mandated K-12 program as stated in the public school code.

Eligibility

All youth are eligible to participate in the Student Assistant Program (SAP).

Referral

A teacher or other school personnel referral initiates the SAP process, the child can also self-refer.

Contact Information

Contact Susan Yackel at 215-599-4972 or susan.yackel@phila.gov.

Miscellaneous

Community Coalition Wellness Initiative (CCWI)

Description

Designed to empower an array of community stakeholders to work together in addressing challenges faced by their identified community. CCWI is comprised of two Community-based organizations (CBOs) and/or faith-based organizations (FBOs), at least one healthcare provider that directly delivers primary healthcare services, and one PA licensed Medicaid behavioral health provider experienced in trauma-informed care.

Eligibility

Eligible agencies are selected by DBHIDS after a thorough Request for Proposal (RFP) application and review process.

Referral

RFP applications are posted on www.dbhids.org every 2.5 years.

Contact Information

Contact Tonya Harris at 215-685-5423 or tonya.harris@phila.gov.

Telephone Recovery Initiative Project (TRIP)

Description

Consists of telephonic support for those individuals seeking treatment, maintaining recovery while in treatment, and/or attempting to remain drug free in the community, at large.

Eligibility

Individuals with alcohol and other drug challenges that reside in Philadelphia County are eligible for TRIP services.

Referral

RFP applications are posted on www.dbhids.org every 2.5 years.

Contact Information

Contact BHSI TRIP Resource Aides at 215-546-1200

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The Road to Recovery, a Journey of Hope

Phillies' Dickie Noles addresses Journey of Hope Project participants before the Phillies game Sept. 21, 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 conduct were the norm for Noles, leading to far too many nights in jail and away from the baseball field.

And on that day – April 9, 1983 – Noles decided enough was enough. He hasn’t used drugs or had an alcoholic drink since then and life, Noles said, has never been better or more under control.

“The best part of being in recovery is knowing that I’m in control of my life, not the alcohol or drugs,” Noles said, speaking with a group of men from the Journey of Hope Project just behind home plate at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies extended an invitation to Journey of Hope to meet Noles and stay for the team’s Businessperson’s Special against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sept. 21 in recognition of Recovery Month.

The Journey of Hope Project is a collaboration between several innovative long-term residential treatment programs designed to serve individuals experiencing prolonged homelessness, substance use disorders, and co-occurring mental health challenges. It is able to admit individuals directly from the street, shelters, and Safe Havens by reducing barriers to treatment admission. Upon completion of treatment, individuals are connected with permanent supportive housing opportunities, as well as ongoing outreach and follow-up to help support long-term sustained recovery in the community.

While Noles, now an employee assistance professional with the Phillies, never experienced homelessness like the men he met with, he knows all too well of the struggles one faces when substances control their life. Now that he himself is in recovery, he enjoys nothing more than sharing his story and helping others get access to the treatment and services designed to help them leave a life led by substances behind. He works closely with players and offers insight to help them steer clear of the dangers of substance misuse.

During the hour he spent with the Journey of Hope Project participants, Noles talked baseball, sharing stories of his interactions with legends like Pete Rose, Mike Schmidt, and Rickey Henderson, and giving hitting and pitching tips. But he also encouraged the group to celebrate the victory of getting sober and working hard to stay that way. William Alba hasn’t used any substances for 35 days, a small number compared to Noles’ 35 years, but Noles encouraged Alba, saying they are in the every same place.

“Today is the only day that matters for you,” Noles said before hugging Alba. “Just take it one day at a time.”

Alba, 46, has misused substances for 31 years. Originally from Puerto Rico, he moved around to several cities when he moved to U.S. before stopping in Philadelphia in 2006. He had been in and out of homeless shelters and now believes that this time will stick.

“I’m learning how to take control of my actions and live a better life,” Alba said. “I started as a child with marijuana then on to cocaine, alcohol and heroin. I lost control and I lost everything. Now, I want to do what’s best to get my life back.”

Following their time with Noles, the Journey of Hope Project participants were treated to great seats to watch the Phillies in action. It was the first game at Citizens Bank Park for them and an opportunity to have fun after some very challenging times.

If you or someone you know is ready to get on the road to recovery, DBHIDS is ready to help. Call our behavioral Health Special Initiative (BHSI) at 215-546-1200 or the Philadelphia recovery Community Center at 215-223-7700. For more information on recovery support, please visit dbhids.org.

Assessments Centers and Crisis Response Centers in Philadelphia

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Assessments Centers and Crisis Response Centers in Philadelphia

Below is a map listing locations with Behavioral Assessment Centers (BAC), listed in blue, and Crisis Response Centers (CRC), listed in green. Facilities with both BAC and CRC services are listed in yellow. The BACs serve as a point of entry for mental health and addiction recovery programs and determine which level and type of care best meets the needs of people with substance use histories and challenges based on the Pennsylvania Client Placement Criteria (PCPC) assessment guidelines. The CRCs treat people experiencing emergency behavioral health crisis with psychiatric coverage 24-hours a day, seven days a week and are available to all people, regardless of health insurance coverage or ability to pay, in a safe and secure environment.

If you would like to see only BACs or only CRC facilities, click the following icon on the Google Map:
GoogleIcon
This will allow you to select which type of facility you would like to view.

Assessments Centers and Crisis Response Centers

For those seeking service, it is recommended that you have ID in order to expedite admission and assessment.

Addiction Services

ADDICTION SERVICES
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Addiction Services Access Information

The following are the services available through DBHIDS. Each service area includes a short description, eligibility information, how to attain a referral, and applicable contact information.

If you are unsure what service you require and do not have medical insurance, please contact the Behavioral Health Special Initiative (BHSI) at 215-546-1200, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

If you want treatment for a substance abuse challenge and do have medical assistance or Medicaid, please contact Community Behavioral Health (CBH) at 888-545-2600.

If you would like to access a list of Behavioral Assessment Centers, or feel you are experience an emergency and would like to find a Crisis Response Center, visit our webpage listing these centers located within Philadelphia.

Assessment

Description

The process of gathering comprehensive information to ascertain the degree and severity of and individual’s alcohol and other drug (AOD) use, social, physical, and psychological effects of that use, strengths and needs of the individual, and level of care (LOC) determination.

Eligibility

Individuals wish alcohol and other drug challenges that are residents of Philadelphia County are eligible for addition services.

Referral

Individuals are referred to a Behavioral Assessment Center (BAC) after contacting BHSI, CBH, or private insurance carrier.

Detoxification

Medically Monitored Inpatient Detoxification

Description

Treatment conducted in a residential facility that provides a 24-hour professionally directed evaluation and detoxification of addicted clients.

Eligibility

Eligibility for this level of care (LOC) determined by Pennsylvania Client Placement Criteria (PCPC) 3rd Edition (2014).

Referral

Referrals come from case manager/social worker or self referral. Please contact BHSI or CBH at the numbers above.

Medically Managed Inpatient Detoxification

Description

Provides 24-hour medically directed evaluation and detoxification of psychoactive substance use disordered clients in an acute care setting

Eligibility

Eligibility for this LOC determined by PCPC 3rd Edition (2014).

Referral

Referrals come from case manager/social worker or self referral. Please contact BHSI or CBH at the numbers above.

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Medically Monitored Short Term Residential

Description

Type of service that includes 24-hour professionally directed evaluation, care, and treatment for addicted clients in acute distress.

Eligibility

Eligibility for this LOC determined by PCPC 3rd Edition (2014).

Referral

Referrals come from case manager/social worker or self referral. Please contact BHSI or CBH at the numbers above.

Medically Monitored Long Term Residential

Description

Type of service that includes 24-hour professionally directed evaluation, care, and treatment for addicted individuals in chronic distress, whose SUD symptomatology is demonstrated by severe impairment of social, occupational, or school functioning.

Eligibility

Eligibility for this LOC determined by PCPC 3rd Edition (2014).

Referral

Referrals come from case manager/social worker or self referral. Please contact BHSI or CBH at the numbers above.

Partial Hospitalization

Description

Consists of psychiatric, psychological, and other types of therapies on a regularly scheduled basis in which the individual resides outside the facility. This service is designed for those individuals who do not require 24-hour residential care, but would benefit from more intensive treatments. Services consist of regularly scheduled treatment sessions at least 3 days per week, with a minimum of 10 hours per week.

Eligibility

Eligibility for this LOC determined by PCPC 3rd Edition (2014).

Referral

Individuals are referred to a Behavioral Assessment Center (BAC) after contacting BHSI, CBH, or private insurance carrier.

Outpatient Treatment

Description

Outpatient treatment is an organized, non-residential treatment service providing psychotherapy in which the client resides outside the facility. These services are usually provided in regularly scheduled treatment sessions for, at most, 5 hours per week.

Eligibility

Eligibility for this LOC determined by PCPC 3rd Edition (2014).

Referral

Individuals are referred to a Behavioral Assessment Center (BAC) after contacting BHSI, CBH, or private insurance carrier.

Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Intensive Outpatient

Description

Is an organized, non-residential treatment service in which the client resides outside the facility. It provides structured psychotherapy and client stability through increased periods of staff intervention. Consist of regularly scheduled treatment sessions at least 3 days per week for at least 5 hours (but less than 10).

Eligibility

Eligibility for this LOC determined by PCPC 3rd Edition (2014).

Referral

Referrals come from case manager/social worker or self referral. Please contact BHSI or CBH at the numbers above.

Medically Managed Inpatient Residential

Description

Provides 24-hour medically directed evaluation, care, and treatment for addicted clients with coexisting biomedical, psychiatric, and/or behavioral conditions which require frequent care.

Eligibility

Eligibility for this LOC determined by PCPC 3rd Edition (2014).

Referral

Referrals come from case manager/social worker or self referral. Please contact BHSI or CBH at the numbers above.

Medically Monitored Long Term Residential

Description

A type of service that includes 24-hour professionally directed evaluation, care, and treatment for addicted clients in chronic distress, whose addiction symptomatology is demonstrated by severe impairment of social, occupational, or school functioning.

Eligibility

Eligibility for this LOC determined by PCPC 3rd Edition (2014).

Referral

Individuals are referred to a Behavioral Assessment Center (BAC) after contacting BHSI, CBH, or private insurance carrier.

Problem & Pathological Gambling Initiative

Description

This initiative targets individuals that gamble continuously despite harmful negative consequences and have a desire to stop. Problem gambling is often defined by whether harm is experienced by the gambler or others, rather than by the gambler’s behavior.

Eligibility

Any individual with a gambling problem in Pennsylvania is eligible to receive services under this program.

Referral

Self referrals and referrals from caregivers.

Contact Information

Contact Tamika Harvey at 215-599-4972, tharvey@pmhcc.org, or the Pennsylvania Gambling Addiction 24-hour hotline at 877-565-2112

Office of Addiction Services Recovery House Initiative

Description

Recovery house system for persons enrolled in state-licensed outpatient substance abuse programs

Eligibility

Individual must have a primary substance abuse diagnosis and be enrolled in an intensive outpatient (IOP), outpatient drug free, or an outpatient methadone maintenance treatment program.

Referral

Referrals come from the primary therapist or counselor.

Contact Information

Contact Rhonda Johnson or Danny Reed at 215-599-4972.

Case Management

BHSI Intensive Case Management Unit

Description

Provide services to individuals who are uninsured, underinsured, and members enrolled in the Community Behavioral Health Choices program, all of whom have substance abuse disorders or may have a co-occurring disorder.

Eligibility

Persons with substance abuse disorders may be referred for Intensive Case Management (ICM) Services.

Referral

ICM referrals come from alcohol and other drugs treatment providers and/or Community Behavioral Health.

Contact Information

If you require a BHSI ICM referral, please contact 215-546-6435 and a BHSI staff member will assist you.

Child and Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Case Management

Description

Provides service coordination, linking, monitoring, assessment and supportive services to individuals between 13-24 years of age.

Eligibility

Children or adolescents Involved with or affected by substance use or abuse.

Referral

Child serving systems like SAP and JJ services system identify and refer cases through TCM.

Child Services

Youth M.O.V.E.

Description

Youth M.O.V.E. is comprised of Philadelphia youth 14-21 years of age. M.O.V.E. stands for “Motivating Others through Voices of Experience”. Youth M.O.V.E. Philly’s mission is to pro-mote and support resilience, work to end mental health stigma, and serve as youth advocates, peer educators, mentors, and youth leaders in our community.

Eligibility

Youth 14-21 years of age who reside in Philadelphia County.

Referral

Referrals come from school counselors, community-based organizations, or self referral.

Contact Information

Contact Gabriel Bryant at 215-685-4726 or gabriel.bryant@phila.gov.

Madeline Moore Summer Camp Grant

Description

Grant to allow children with a behavioral health diagnosis to attend summer camp. Each eligible child can receive a grant of up to $400 to attend a participating summer camp.

Eligibility

Child must be a Philadelphia resident with a mental health diagnosis between the ages of 6 to 17, currently receiving publicly funded mental health and/or behavioral health services (paid for by Community Behavioral Health or The Office of Mental Health) through the summer.

Referral

Parents, if you have a child with behavioral health challenges, please contact your child’s behavioral health provider to submit an application.

Contact Information

For additional information visit the Madeline Moore Summer Camp Grant page, or email SummerCamp_DBHIDS@phila.gov.

Respite Services

Description

Short term care that allows parents/guardians of children (ages 6 to 17) with a behavioral health diagnosis to take a break from the daily routine and stress of caregiving.

Eligibility/Referral

To determine eligibility, please review the Respite Services brochure.

Substance Abuse Assessments, Consultations, and Student Assistance Program

Description

A mandated K-12 program as stated in the public school code.

Eligibility

All youth are eligible to participate in the Student Assistant Program (SAP).

Referral

A teacher or other school personnel referral initiates the SAP process, the child can also self-refer.

Contact Information

Contact Susan Yackel at 215-599-4972 or susan.yackel@phila.gov.

Miscellaneous

Community Coalition Wellness Initiative (CCWI)

Description

Designed to empower an array of community stakeholders to work together in addressing challenges faced by their identified community. CCWI is comprised of two Community-based organizations (CBOs) and/or faith-based organizations (FBOs), at least one healthcare provider that directly delivers primary healthcare services, and one PA licensed Medicaid behavioral health provider experienced in trauma-informed care.

Eligibility

Eligible agencies are selected by DBHIDS after a thorough Request for Proposal (RFP) application and review process.

Referral

RFP applications are posted on www.dbhids.org every 2.5 years.

Contact Information

Contact Tonya Harris at 215-685-5423 or tonya.harris@phila.gov.

Telephone Recovery Initiative Project (TRIP)

Description

Consists of telephonic support for those individuals seeking treatment, maintaining recovery while in treatment, and/or attempting to remain drug free in the community, at large.

Eligibility

Individuals with alcohol and other drug challenges that reside in Philadelphia County are eligible for TRIP services.

Referral

RFP applications are posted on www.dbhids.org every 2.5 years.

Contact Information

Contact BHSI TRIP Resource Aides at 215-546-1200