Sinnissippi Centers is in the beginning stages of a new project funded by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) FY 2021 Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) Expansion Grant program.
The project began in the fall of 2021. Project goals include increasing access to psychiatry and Medication Assisted Treatment, implementing intensive team-based approaches including ACT and Substance Use Disorder Community Support Teams, enhancing primary care screening, and referral, and care coordination.
Among more recent developments under the project, Sinnissippi has opened a new Living Room Drop-in Center. The center is operated by Recovery Support Specialists and is a safe, comfortable, and free non-clinical space where you can talk with a peer if you are experiencing emotional stress or overwhelming symptoms due to life circumstances. Sinnissippi has also been able to certify that we meet all the requirements to qualify as a CCBHC by SAMHSA. “This was a major accomplishment as it required significant changes to processes, policies, staffing and programming, says Patrick Phelan, Sinnissippi Centers’ President/CEO.