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COVID-19 MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS PROGRAM

The COVID-19 Mental Health & Wellness Program© is a new initiative developed in response to the ever-growing need for mental health support resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. As a participant in this program, you will receive wraparound mental health care services through New Horizons Community Mental Health Center. The program is funded through Miami-Dade County as a part of the federal CARES Act relief. 

Developed by the team at RER Consulting Enterprise, the CMHWP is an evidence informed mental health program designed to assist individuals throughout Miami-Dade County navigate the myriad challenges during and Post COVID-19. This multi-pronged, multi-generational, people-centric mental health and wellness program will be implemented using evidence-based modalities with a benchmark of shifting baseline Mental Health & Wellness Scorecards and equipping people with pandemic and disaster coping skills. 

The goal is to provide all Citizens of Miami-Dade County with the tools to respond, reassess, recover, and renew their lives to better cope and thrive during and post COVID-19’s “new normal.” Because we believe:

        • Accessing mental health care is a right, not a privilege.
        • Erasing the stigma around mental health. There is no shame in vulnerability.
        • No one should have to forgo mental health treatment due to cost.
        • Mental health and wellness is a journey and we’re here with you to take the first step.

THE TEAM

Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade County is located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Florida. According to a 2019 census report the county had a population of 2,716,940, making it the most populous county in Florida and the seventh-most populous county in the United States. It is also Florida’s third largest county in terms of land area, with 1,946 square miles (5,040 km2). The county seat is Miami, the principal city in South Florida.

A multicultural melting pot, Miami-Dade County is home to 2,761,581 residents (a population larger than 15 states), with 71% of its population identifying as Hispanic/Latino, 75.6% White (including White Hispanics), 16.73% Black/Black American, the remaining 7.7% of the population comprised of First Nations/Indigenous People, Asian, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and other races. http://www.miamidadematters.org/demographicdata

RER CONSULTING

  • Owned and operated by Ruban Roberts, RER Consulting Enterprise provides services to government and private entities with the aim to build stronger communities and operational environments through innovative programming strategies. RER Consulting develops specialized strategies, such as: project management and evaluations, workshops, training, and community outreach for the advancement of communities through public and private partnerships.

     

New Horizons Community Mental Health Center

New Horizons Community Mental Health Center (NHCMHC), located in Miami, Florida, will provide the key mental health services on which the program is centered. New Horizons is a nonprofit community-based agency serving a federally designated area of poverty, which began operations in Miami-Dade County in March of 1974. The Center was established to provide culturally sensitive and accessible services to its multiethnic catchment area and to ensure that the impoverished communities in Miami-Dade County received access to behavioral health resources. New Horizons has been nationally and internationally recognized for its innovative model of quality clinical care provided by multilingual (English, French, Creole and Spanish) staff and teams. New Horizons provides services to persons with common diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, post-traumatic, attention deficit, and substance abuse disorders.

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BARRY UNIVERSITY

  • Located in Miami Shores, Florida, is one of the largest Catholic universities in the Southeast and was recognized as one of “America’s Top Colleges” by Forbes magazine in 2013 for the third consecutive year. Barry promotes and supports the intellectual life, emphasizing life-long learning, growth and development. The University pursues scholarly and critical analysis of fundamental questions of the human experience. In the pursuit of truth, the University advances development of solutions that promote the common good and a more humane and just society. Barry expects all members of our community to accept social responsibility to foster peace and nonviolence, to strive for equality, to recognize the sacredness of Earth, and to engage in meaningful efforts toward social change. The University promotes social justice through teaching, research and service.

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CMHWP Care Coordination Team  786-476-7908

For assistance or questions related to mental health, substance use and other community services contact the Care Coordination Team to get the help you need.

If you or a loved one is in immediate danger, call 911; however, it is important to notify the operator that it is a psychiatric emergency and ask for the assistance of someone trained in crisis intervention or trained to assist people experiencing a psychiatric emergency.

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