STEM/RALLY News July 2020

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Mason County Consortium Resources & Events:

System of Care Partnership

The System of Care Partnership of Mason and Thurston Counties – Through respectful partnerships, families, youth, systems, and communities collaborate, influence and provide leadership to address challenges and barriers by promoting cohesive behavioral health services for children, youth, and families.

Community Youth Services Multi-Systemic Therapy Program

The Community Youth Services Multi-Systemic Therapy Program (MST) – Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is an evidence-based co-occurring treatment program that provides intensive home, school, and community-based services to youth and their families experiencing challenges in the following areas:

  • family conflict
  • school
  • juvenile justice
  • mental health
  • anti-social behavior
  • child welfare

The therapy program is free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week for participating families. Intensive therapy lasts approximately 3 to 5 months.  MST’s individualized treatment model works with the family to identify and build upon the strengths and goals of each family.  MST addresses all environmental systems that impact child and family.  Their therapists work with families to create sustainable change in the home and in the community.

Community Youth Services Transitional Age Youth Support

Community Youth Services Transitional Age Youth support (TAY) is a program for youth age 15-24 who may need more support in their transition to independence. This program focuses on young people who want support with challenges they face including:

  • anxiety
  • mood
  • self-harm
  • feeling suicidal
  • trauma,
  • conflict in relationships
  • behaviors
  • running away
  • substance abuse.

TAY offers therapy and peer counseling when and where a youth needs it. TAY therapists work with youth to create a plan that will help them to stabilize and achieve their goals. Treatment is outcome-based, individualized and adaptable to meet their specific needs while also being informed by the research on the most effective interventions.  TAY offers additional supports for youth that have a need for more intensive services.  Wraparound with Intensive Services provides systems-based care coordination through a team process that is driven by the youth. Wraparound is especially helpful for youth involved in multiple systems, require assistance meeting their basic needs or have multiple providers. For more information, email Community Youth Services or call 360–918–7860.

WISe Program

Mason/Thurston Counties Wraparound Initiative and Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe) Program – Wraparound with Intensive Services is designed to provide comprehensive behavioral health services and supports to Medicaid eligible individuals up to 21 years of age with complex behavioral health needs and their families. For More Information Contact: Donna Obermeyer, WISe Coordinator at 360–790–7505.

Child Care Partnership Grant Applications

The Washington State Department of Commerce is now accepting applications for the first round of a new competitive Child Care Partnership grant program. Funding will support grants up to $100,000 each for collaborative efforts that expand child care capacity in communities throughout the state. Organizations eligible to apply for grants up to $100,000:

  • nonprofit organizations having a 501(c)(3) status
  • local government entities
  • educational service districts
  • federally recognized tribes.

Awards will be up to $100,000. This is the first of two application cycles and projects must be completed by June 30, 2021. A second application round is expected to open mid-August.

Only electronic submissions of the application form and required documents (details below) will be accepted and via a single email to the application coordinator by 5 p.m. PDT July 10, 2020. Application materials are available here. For questions and more information, contact Mary Baldwin, program coordinator, Community Engagement and Outreach Division, at 360–725–2815.