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Nov. 4, 2022

>>> Governor DeWine Announces Fourth Round of First Responder Wellness Support Funds

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced Thursday that 62 local first responder agencies will receive a total of $9.9 million to help support the wellness and staffing needs of Ohio's first responders. The grants represent the fourth round of the new Ohio First Responder Recruitment, Retention, and Resilience Program. To date, Governor DeWine has awarded $20.9 million to 117 Ohio agencies as part of this program, which aims to address burnout caused by understaffing as well as overall job stress. Law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services agencies are among the first responder entities eligible for funding. Grants may be directed toward priorities such as wellness programs addressing mental, physical, and emotional health issues unique to first responders; recruitment and retention efforts to restore workforce levels; onboarding and training costs; and explorer programs to engage young adults about first responder careers. Click the link above for the full announcement, including a listed of funded agencies.

>>> Governor Announces $3.6M in Family Violence Prevention Grants

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today that 67 local victim service providers have been awarded a total of nearly $3.6 million to safely support victims of crime. Projects in 51 Ohio counties will be funded by grants through the 2022 Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) program. Service providers receiving FVPSA grants include:

  • Abuse & Rape Crisis Shelter of Warren County – $42,851.56
  • Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter (Stark County) – $29,306.26
  • Alternatives to Violence Center (Highland County) – $40,000
  • Appleseed Community Mental Health Center (Ashland County) – $61,577.51
  • Asian American Community Services (Franklin County) – $40,000
  • Auglaize County Crisis Center – $40,000
  • Battered Women’s Shelter (Summit County) – $55,955.54
  • Beech Brook (Cuyahoga County) – $48,462.54
  • Bethany House (Lucas County) – $45,797.10
  • The Center for Child and Family Advocacy Inc. (Henry County) – $80,000
  • CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence (Franklin County) – $69,889.45
  • Christina House (Mahoning County) – $40,000
  • Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center (Cuyahoga County) – $24,818.19
  • Crisis Care Line (Van Wert County) – $40,000
  • The Cocoon (Wood County) – $54,924.21
  • Community Action Commission of Fayette County – $41,930.94
  • Community Legal Aid Services Inc. (Summit County) – $48,462.54
  • COMPASS Family and Community Services (Mahoning County) – $58,677.44
  • Crossroads Crisis Center (Allen County) – $51,346.91
  • Domestic Violence Project Inc. (Stark County) – $66,465.63
  • The Domestic Violence Shelter (Richland County) – $43,699.29
  • DWAVE (Franklin County) – $51,346.91
  • Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services (Franklin County) – $40,000
  • EVE Incorporated (Washington County) – $43,641.58
  • Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County Inc. – $40,000
  • Family & Community Services Inc., Safer Futures (Portage County) – $40,000
  • Family & Community Services Inc., Someplace Safe (Trumbull County) – $40,000
  • Family Violence Prevention Center (Greene County) – $132,246.23 (two grants)
  • First Step Family Violence Intervention Services Inc. (Coshocton County) – $40,311.98
  • Forbes House (Lake County) – $50,154.37
  • Haven House of Pickaway County Inc. – $50,467.64
  • Haven of Hope (Guernsey County) – $43,146.40
  • Helpline of Delaware and Morrow Counties Inc. – $58,750.54
  • Homesafe Inc. (Ashtabula County) – $40,000
  • Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland, Ohio (Cuyahoga County) – $35,104.06
  • Journey Center for Safety and Healing (Cuyahoga County) – $64,636.55
  • The Lighthouse Inc. (Fairfield County) – $40,000
  • Lorain County Safe Harbor/Genesis House – $54,782.23
  • My Sister’s Place (Athens County) – $48,220.23
  • New Choices Inc. (Shelby County) – $40,000
  • New Directions (Knox County) – $44,703.54
  • Ohio Domestic Violence Network (Franklin County) – $49,791.05
  • OhioGuidestone (Tuscarawas County) – $40,000
  • Ohio Hispanic Coalition (Franklin County) – $80,000
  • OneEighty Inc. (Wayne County) – $80,000
  • Open Arms (Hancock County) – $73,262.96
  • Our Home Inc. (Mercer County) – $43,929.78
  • Partnership Advocacy Center of Pike County – $69,703.70
  • PatchWorks House (Seneca County) – $37,989.83
  • Project Woman of Ohio (Clark County) – $40,000
  • Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Franklin County) – $67,697.83
  • Ross County Coalition Against Domestic Violence – $48,606.80
  • Shepherd’s House (Vinton County) - $40,416.48
  • Southern Ohio Task Force on Domestic Violence (Scioto County) – $54,218.56
  • Survivor Advocacy Outreach Program (Athens County) – $46,833.57
  • TCN Behavioral Health (Greene County) – $40,000
  • Transitions Inc. (Muskingum County) – $38,383.36
  • Tri-County Help Center Inc. (Belmont County) – $55,874.12
  • Turning Point (Marion County) – $42,781.99
  • Victim Assistance Program (Summit County) – $35,902.28
  • Women Helping Women (Hamilton County) – $80,000
  • WomenSafe (Geauga County) – $112,561.77 (two grants)
  • The Woodlands Serving Central Ohio (Licking County) – $42,522.92
  • YWCA Dayton (Montgomery County) – $80,000 (two grants)
  • YWCA Greater Cincinnati (Hamilton County) – $139,574.60 (two grants)
  • YWCA Hamilton (Butler County) – $40,000
  • YWCA of Northwest Ohio (Lucas County) – $70,191.23

The purpose of the federal FVPSA Program is to support the establishment, maintenance, and expansion of programs and projects to:

  • prevent incidents of family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence.
  • provide immediate shelter, supportive services, and access to community-based programs for victims of family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence and their dependents
  • provide specialized services for children exposed to family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence, underserved populations, and victims who are members of racial and ethnic minority populations.

>>> Upcoming MI/DD Lunchtime Learning Sessions – Nov. 8 & Nov. 15

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), in partnership with the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities have announced the following upcoming lunchtime (noon-1:00 p.m.) MI/DD trainings. Click the links for more information and to register.

Nov. 8 | Psychotherapy and People with IDD

Nov. 15 | Introduction to Mental Health Assessment

>>> Ohio’s SFY 2023 Crisis Academy Series: The EmPATH Model and Behavioral Health Urgent Care – Dec. 9

Ohio’s SFY 2023 Crisis Academy will continue on Dec. 9 with The EmPATH Model and Behavioral Health Urgent Care. Hosted by OhioMHAS, in partnership with RecoveryOhio and the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities, this webinar focuses on both the Emergency Psychiatric Assessment, Treatment and Healing (EmPATH) and Behavioral Health Urgent Care models and how they are being used within the crisis continuum of care. Dr. Scott Zeller, the developer of the EmPATH model, will share how hospital systems have utilized this model to improve client care while avoiding unnecessary time in traditional emergency departments. Travis Atkinson from TBD Solutions will provide an overview of behavioral health urgent care models. Additionally, two local system of care will share their experiences starting a psychiatric urgent care unit, the challenges and opportunities they have encountered, and how the unit has improved crisis care in their community. CEUs are being requested for Ohio social workers, counselors, SUD treatment and prevention professionals, and peer supporters. Click the link for more information and to register.

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