National Recovery Month
Innovative Approaches to Engaging Members
Are you ready for fall? It seems like only yesterday we were gearing up for a busy summer! Now school is back in session, and we are ready for a productive fall season ahead of us.
In August and September, we had some exciting news: we opened another new program in partnership with Kaiser Permanente in Sacramento, and we were awarded three new crisis programs in San Bernardino. We also attended California's annual NAMI conference in Newport Beach and were inspired by the great turnout once again.
Because September is National Recovery Month, we want to share a couple of stories highlighting the lengths our programs go to meet and engage people wherever they are in their recovery. Sometimes, it takes some creative solutions to support the whole person wellness of an individual. At one Telecare program, we turned an office into a tattoo parlor and transformed a swastika into a butterfly. At another program, we taught members how to make personal care products out of things often found around the house already.
- Woodburn Turns Hate Into Hope With a Tattoo Artist
- Sierra Vista ACT Teaches Members How to Make DIY Hygiene Kits
If you have any feedback or questions, please feel free to reach out anytime.
Until next month, we wish you all the best,
Faith Richie, SVP of Development, Telecare
Kaiser ICT Opens in Sacramento
Telecare partnered with Kaiser Permanente in Sacramento to open the Kaiser Intensive Community Treatment (ICT) program on September 18. The new Kaiser ICT program was modeled on our Kaiser ICT program in Oakland and was designed to meet the needs of Kaiser clients who are high users of inpatient psychiatric services or who are at high risk of acute psychiatric hospitalizations.
Telecare operates five programs in California in partnership with Kaiser Permanente:
- Kaiser ICT in Sacramento
- Kaiser Downey in Downey
- Kaiser PFICS in San Diego
- Alameda ICT in Oakland (located in our CHANGES program)
- Heritage PHF in Oakland
Welcome to the family, Kaiser ICT Sacramento!
Finding Hopes and Dreams in Ink and Needles
Our Recovery Center at Woodburn recently helped some of their residents transform their tattoos into new works of art. Click here to read more!
Transforming Everyday Household Products Into Hygiene Kits and More
Lindy Cain, Team Lead at Telecare's Sierra Vista ACT, makes household and hygiene products with her members in a DIY group. Click here to read more!