FFY2018-FFY2019 Washington State Unified Block Grant Application


~~RECOVERY SUPPORT SERVICES DBHR recognizes recovery support services as important adjuncts in helping ensure individuals in recovery from substance use disorder or mental illness can move toward healthy lifestyles and return to active, productive lives.  Examples include individualized support systems, housing, supported employment, case management, peer supports, and specialized programs.  It is imperative to embed recovery services within a system of care in which individuals with lived experience can identify realistic goals, prioritize steps to meet goals, and select services to aid them on their path to recovery.
The Access to Recovery (ATR) grant provides funding for recovery services to individuals and families in nine Washington state counties. These services include mental health counseling, medical and dental care, preventive services for family members, transportation, employment, and housing assistance. The services are consumer-driven and self-directed, where individuals with lived experience select support services to aid them on their path to recovery from a menu of available services. 

State Policies & Initiatives: 
  • Other
  • Resource Leveraging
  • Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
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