02 Sep Collaborating to Connect
SBH has partnered with Liberty Resources to Connect More Individuals with Addiction Services in Monroe County
Liberty Resources and Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare have been awarded $250,000 to provide on-call peer outreach and family support navigator services to individuals seeking addiction services in Monroe and neighboring counties.
This award is part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s $1 million funding package to expand access to addiction treatment services and family supports in the Southern Tier, Western New York, the Finger Lakes and the North Country. The funding will support on-call peer outreach services that connect patients in hospital Emergency Departments to appropriate addiction treatment and a family support navigator program to assist families as they access substance use disorder care for a loved one.
“Our collaboration as respected, high-quality providers of behavioral health treatment services evidences our mutual commitment to the communities we serve. It also demonstrates to our government partners that new collaborative efforts result in better services to those in need,” states Carl Coyle, CEO of Liberty Resources. “We are excited to be at the forefront of this type of service delivery and look forward to continued partnership in the communities we serve.”
The on-call peer outreach coordinator, who is knowledgeable about the alcohol and substance abuse treatment system, will work with hospital Emergency Department personnel and in other settings to help patients establish connections to addiction treatment after an opioid overdose reversal, after discharge from another addiction-related ED visit, or as needed in other settings. This connection to treatment after an opioid overdose reversal is critical to a person’s start on the path to recovery, and can help prevent relapse and a potential overdose reoccurrence.
The family support navigator will develop relationships with local addiction prevention, treatment and recovery services, managed care organizations, local substance use disorder councils and community stakeholders to assist families with accessing local treatment and support services.