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MHLP Faculty Begin Work on DCF PATH Contract
Mark Engelhardt (PI) and Jim Winarski have begun work on their new three year, $269,000 executed contract with the Department of Children and Families, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program Office in Tallahassee. This statewide training and technical assistance contract is part of the federal PATH - Projects to Assist Persons Transition from Homelessness initiative training 23 PATH providers throughout the state Regional DCF SAMH Offices, Managing Entities, service users, people in recovery, homeless coalitions and four State Treatment Facilities (state mental health civil hospitals). Training and technical assistance will include the U.S. Supreme Court's Olmstead Decision of community integration, Principles of Recovery, implementation of SAMHSA's Evidenced-based Permanent Supportive Housing Tool Kit and Housing First Fidelity Scales. This is a community engaged partnership with DCF SAMH and multiple supportive housing advocates throughout the state to expand permanent supportive housing for and with persons with mental illnesses and co-occurring substance use disorders.