Philadelphia ReCAST Community Kickoff Event
November 8, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) recently won a five-year Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
To celebrate this achievement DBHIDS invites you to a virtual Community Kickoff Monday, Nov. 8 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. We will share information about the resources and community development opportunities that will be made available, and discuss ways in which you and/or your organizations can inform and be part of this effort to make a positive impact on youth, families, and the community as a whole.
The overarching goals of the grant are to assist high-risk youth and families and promote resilience and equity in communities that recently faced civil unrest by developing evidence-based violence prevention and community youth engagement programs, as well as offering linkages to trauma-informed behavioral health services. The terms of the SAMHSA grant specify the six priority neighborhoods of focus: Cobbs Creek, Mill Creek-Parkside, Paschall-Kingsessing in West Philadelphia and Nicetown-Tioga, Sharswood-Stanton, and Strawberry Mansion in North Philadelphia. To read the grant announcement, click here.