Amazing Grace Church: 2424 McElderry Street
As of November 1, 2018, BHLI will be partnering to offer treatment services at Amazing Grace Church, 2424 McElderry Street. Amazing Grace, with Pastor Gary Dittman, has a rich history of community partnership and activism as well as a multitude of programs to promote recovery, community health, peace and sanctuary. We are excited to join with them to provide new resources to the community and to strengthen our program by linking with this terrific community resource. Services will be on Monday mornings. BHLI will continue its connections with Dee’s Place as a resource for recovery groups and as a resource for Dee’s Place clients interested in treatment.
For more information about Amazing Grace, see www.amazinggracelutheran.org/
Desi's Place: 115 N. Monroe Street
RNP (Recovery Next Passages) is the PC program that used to be operated out of Recovery in Community and is now in a free-standing building but affiliated with the Bon Secours Next Passages program. At RNP, Project Connections has a nurse, doctor, social worker and peer who together provide engagement, treatment and referral services on Wednesday afternoons.
PCARE: On Mobile Van Sitting Outside the BCDC Discharge door on Eager Street
PCARE (Project Connections at Re-Entry) is BHLI’s newest project and it is aimed at the problems faced by people released from jail and in serious need of treatment. BHLI is excited to initiate this innovative and unusual treatment model. As a special project, BHLI is joining with Friends Research Institute to expand data collection in preparation for an application for a multi-year services/research grant to determine the effectiveness of this unique program model.
There is a serious gap in treatment at the jail. Many inmates are suffering from serious addiction and mental health issues. Often, they have experienced trauma in their lives which lead to self-medication with illicit substances. In turn, their substance use leads directly or indirectly to incarceration. While in jail, there is little treatment available. This means that the inmate must wait until their release to receive evidence-based treatment and linkage to on-going care. But research shows that the time immediately after discharge from jail carries the most risk for death, bad events, and recidivism. Gaps in treatment impact the individuals at risk as well as each of us. Increased overdose deaths, increased crime, increased recidivism affect us all with high costs, diminished quality of community life and poorer overall public health. Improving treatment is a win for each of us.
PCARE is aimed at meeting this gap by bringing treatment to jail! BHLI is going to park a mobile treatment van right outside of the detention center so that just-released people can immediately get the treatment they need. The van will be staffed with a team that can offer immediate assessments and treatments to this vulnerable population. A full clinical team will be in the van 4 mornings a week. We will also be collecting data and analyzing results in preparation for a full research study to determine whether this pilot works.
Data will be collected to measure the impact on:
PC at SPARC: 906 Washington Blvd.
BHLI is excited to partner with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to provide buprenorphine treatment at a special program designed to provide services and a safe harbor for the sex worker population. BHLI will be at the site on Wednesday afternoon providing assessment and initiation of buprenorphine treatment when available. The site will begin operation on November 15, 2017.
Amazing Grace Church
Getting Treatment Van Ready
PC Care Team Meeting
SPARC at Washington Blvd