ReDiscover Receives $80,000 Grant from the Jackson County COMBAT Match

ReDiscover was recently awarded a $80,000 grant from Jackson County COMBAT Match to reach “hard-to-treat” individuals living in Jackson County, MO who are involved with the family and criminal justice systems and need concurrent substance use treatment, mental health treatment, and supportive services.  Services will promote recovery from substance use and mental health diagnoses that supports safe, stable communities.

The project will utilize intensive engagement strategies including: assertive community outreach, same day screening, assessment for multiple conditions, stabilization, emergency housing, intensive case management, illness management, prevention education, and violence prevention education and services.

This project focuses on meeting the demand for services that address the trauma and substance use that are risk factors for violent crime, as well as consequences of a dangerous cycle. The population served includes individuals referred by the courts, hospitals, police and family systems with complex needs such as co-occurring substance use, mental health, and physical health issues. This population is not effectively served in traditional community-based programs because they require intensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary treatment in one clinical setting. These populations face barriers to behavioral health, housing, and medical services, all of which contribute to frequent use of emergency response services including police and the courts, emergency medical services, and emergency departments.

ReDiscover is a nonprofit community mental health center that provides comprehensive programs and services for men, women and children whose lives have been affected by mental illness and/or substance use disorders.