CORPORATION FOR SUPPORTIVE HOUSING GRANT
Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) awarded Continuum Care Center (CCC) a grant to support our housing stabilization services and to assist low income participants with a disability to attain and maintain housing. CCC has completed Medicaid Academy which provides community organizations training around Housing Stabilization Services (HSS) including eligibility, referral processes, billing, documentation, quality monitoring, compliance, credentialing, and organizational policies and procedures that meet healthcare quality standards of care. The grant proceeds will improve:
medical billing capacity through billing systems upgrades
bridge funding for service delivery when working with clients who are in the HSS enrollment process.
SENIOR PEER RECOVERY PROGRAM
Continuum Care Center (CCC) has partnered with a Managed Care Organization (BC/BC) to provide peer recovery services to seniors by seniors and to raise awareness to the available services.
Peer Recovery Support Specialist are people who have been successful in the recovery process who help others experiencing similar situations. Through shared understanding, respect, and mutual empowerment, peer support workers help people become and stay engaged in the recovery process and reduce the likelihood of relapse. Peer support services can effectively extend the reach of treatment beyond the clinical setting into the everyday environment of those seeking a successful, sustained recovery process. (SAMHSA 2017)
At CCC, we work with are seniors to develop a customized recovery plan for wellness, and provides an array of support services;
*Our peer recovery specialists come to seniors in their own homes and can provide support services while taking seniors where they need to go in the community.
*We offer both in person and live telehealth video chat support sessions for tech savvy seniors.
Seniors can access a friendly recovery specialist virtually any time of day or night
our friendly specialists work with seniors on coping with life's changes, accessing resources, self-advocacy and improving and maintaining wellness
MN SURE NAVIGATION
Continuum Care Center, (CCC) is staffed with two trained navigators who has been working specifically with individuals experiencing long term homelessness who are living in shelters, and those needing assistance with enrollment and determining which health insurance program best fits the there needs, We help clients understand their coverage, apply for coverage and follow up if needed, CCC, navigators are skilled at Medical Assistance and Minnesota Care enrollment . We are a linguistic and cultural bridge connecting individuals and families with wellness information. We provide outreach support to prioritized communities and helps clients obtain health care benefits through MNsure and access to other needed services, while collaborating with community partners and government agencies to develop advocacy plans to achieve equitable outcomes and eliminate disparities for historically uninsured communities.
Please contact Continuum Care Center to be set up with an appointment with one of our navigators who will be happy to help you at 651-888-6103.
RACIALIZED TRAUMA RESPONSE
Continuum Care Center has been aware of the events in various communities across the nation including in our own community- Minnesota. We have developed a response to these issues with addressing some of the issues in the Black Community which has been impacted by racialized trauma.
We will be providing support Peer Support, Counseling and well as substance abuse and mental health and treatment referrals while addressing these needs through a culturally specific lens. Please complete are survey and let us know how Continuum Care Center can help.
Empowering Communities with Prevention
Continuum Care Center believes the first step in prevention is educating the public about the magnitude of the impact of the opioid epidemic in every segment of our local community
This initiative is designed to inspire life-changing conversations and equip people in the African American community with the knowledge and education to the all-too-common pills-to-heroin pathway to addiction, and addiction as a disease requiring long-term treatment and community understanding.
We confront the impacts of opioid misuse and abuse. Going forward, we plan to implement additional strategies as we recognize the growing complexity of this problem in our community.
Reducing the risk of individuals becoming newly dependent or addicted to opioids.
Increasing engagement, early detection of dependence, and referrals to evidence-based pain treatment for individuals chronically using opioids.
Increase outreach to women of childbearing age chronically using opioids to provide education and treatment options.
Community trainings on the prevention, treatment and recovery of opioid use disorder.
Educational materials to help the community address the stigma surrounding this disease.
Culturally Specific Trauma Needs Survey
As a result of police-involved killings, many are fearful, numb, outraged, uncertain, and heartbroken dealing with the on-going disparate treatment of black people. These are the conditions that the black community has existed in.
In order to support black communities in the metro area impacted by racialized trauma, please complete this survey to determine needs of individuals within the community.
Racial trauma or race-based traumatic stress, is the cumulative effects of racism on an individual’s mental and physical health. It has been linked to feelings of anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation, as well as other physical health issues.
The effects that race-based trauma has on individuals depends upon their experiences, and how those effects manifest can vary significantly as well. Individuals who are exposed to race-based trauma may experience dissociative symptoms following the event. Please share with us your experience with race-based trauma.
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