Promise Resource Network Updates

Mecklenburg's PROMISE is NOW Promise Resource Network!

Mecklenburg's PROMISE has been providing leadership in behavioral health recovery since 2006. Now, we are expanding our reach, establishing a national, local and state recovery network. Mecklenburg's PROMISE is now Promise Resource Network (PRN)and offers a variety of recovery education, training, technical assistance, consultation and peer support. We are in the process of updating our website with all of our new resources, links, calendars, and recovery resources. Our new website will be www.promiseresourcenetwork.com. The first new initiative that we are announcing is the RECOVERY HUB


Introducing the Recovery Hub!

The Recovery Movement is alive and well in North Carolina!!! Promise Resource Network (formerly known as Mecklenburg's PROMISE) is excited to announce our newest partnership in Mecklenburg County with Meridian Behavioral Health. Meridian Behavioral Health is a recovery-oriented behavioral health agency located in the Smoky Mountains of NC. In our shared vision to advance recovery from mental health and substance use challenges as well as to develop a behavioral health Recovery-Oriented System of Care, Promise Resource Network and Meridian have established The Recovery Hub located in Charlotte, NC.

The Recovery Hub is an epicenter of recovery trainings, classes, peer support, brief solution-focused therapy, and recovery-based assessments. It is open to people experiencing mental health and/or substance abuse challenges, community members, and providers in Mecklenburg County.

The Recovery Hub is a Mecklenburg County initiative, designed to offer a variety of recovery-based resources for people with MH/SA challenges in our community that do not have Medicaid benefits. These resources include:

1.Individual Recovery Navigation to support people to coordinate team meetings, navigate clinical and non-service community resources, and develop their recovery and wellness plans.

2.Brief, Solution-Focused Therapy is provided by our clinical team and focuses on wellness and recovery.

3.Recovery-based biopsychosocial and clinical assessments are conducted jointly with our clinical and peer team.

4.Tenancy Support is provided by Peer Specialists to individuals receiving Shelter Plus Care benefits.

5. Peer Bridger supports are offered to individuals transitioning from in-patient settings.

6.Individual Peer Support is provided to people experiencing MH/SA challenges and is focused on: 1) personal wellness and recovery, 2) employment, 3) financial literacy and asset development.

Additionally, our recovery classes now include clinician led courses, as well as a series designed around physical, emotional, financial, and vocational recovery. As always, our classes are open to ANYONE in our community. Our monthly calendar is posted!

Recovery University, NC Employment First TAC and Peer Academy

On the training and technical assistance side, Promise Resource Network continues to operate the state's only Supported Employment Technical Assistance Center, North Carolina Employment First TAC (NC|EF|TAC) and all trainings and TA provided can be found at www.nceftac.org. If you are unfamiliar with the correlation between mental health and unemployment, please go to our site, read the articles, arm yourself with information, and become an employment champion. Employment IS a path to recovery.... get the facts! For more information on the employment initiative, DOJ settlement and NC Employment First, go to: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/mhddsas/services/employment/index.htm

Lastly, our Recovery Technical Assistance Center, Recovery University, will be facilitating and/or hosting a variety of recovery trainings and webinars this year to include a recovery in practice series for practioners, a series for Peer Specialists and supervisors through our Peer Academy, and a series for organizations and systems to advance recovery. The calendar of all trainings, webinars, facilitator information, registration and costs will be posted on our new Promise Resource Network website soon.

Please note: we are in the process of updating our website and will be moving to a new Promise Resource Network site therefore will be de-activating our Mecklenburg's PROMISE website. Our new address will be: www.promiseresourcenetwork.com and will include updated information from The Recovery Hub, Recovery University, NCEFTAC and Peer Academy.

Promise Resource Network

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We are a county-wide collaborative of peers, providers, families and community members committed to enhancing mental health recovery through education and system transformation. Promise Resource Network (formerly Mecklenburg’s PROMISE) employs individuals with lived experience of mental health challenges, who advance the understanding of recovery and best practices through training, consultation, peer support and advocacy.

In this effort, Promise Resource Network initiates and facilitates a variety of recovery-oriented projects to address existing "gaps" across the Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse systems.

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