When SPARRC began its pilot in December, the vision was to provide greater supports to Project Place clients that were not yet ready to enter our other programming. We were able to create a program that had a greater capacity for clinical work, crisis interventions, and wraparound provider services. More than ever, we were able to meet clients wherever they were at in their recovery and mental health.

We could not have possibly foreseen this, but SPARRC seemed to develop at the perfect time. Last month, we served about 60 people in stabilization, addressing mental health and addiction concerns that are clearly exacerbated by the stress and fear with the COVID-19 pandemic. As some health systems are failing, we are finding our clients falling into greater isolation and lacking much-needed mental health supports.

We are meeting this challenge by consistently meeting with clients around emergency services and connecting them to providers. We also are continuing support groups that foster a sense of community to combat this isolation.

– Emily Rittenour, Stabilization Manager

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