Happy New Year – Welcome to 2018 – HCCADC hopes all of us unfold new horizons, rediscovers strengths and help us bring positive changes in 2018. HCC is off to a great start and here is why:
2018 HCCADC and Tobacco Free Hernando Meetings-mark your calendar for the year:
2018 HCCADC Meetings
March 7, 2018
June 6, 2018
September 5, 2018
December 5, 2018
NAMI Hernando | Beautiful Mind Center
10554 Spring Hill Dr.
Spring Hill, FL 34608
2018 Tobacco Free Hernando Meetings
4:45 p.m. – 6 p.m.
February 21, 2018
May 16, 2018
August 15, 2018
November 14, 2018
Florida Department of Health in Hernando County
7551 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill, FL 34606
Friday Night Done Right
This Friday, January 12, 2018 – Cornhole Tournament – send all the youth to us at the YMCA – 7-9 pm 1300 Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34609. Friday’s event and 2018 monthly event schedule attached.
2018 Mental Health First Aid
HCCADC is pleased to offer 8 Mental Health First Aid Adult Courses and 3 Youth Mental Health First Aid Courses – we are thrilled to be able to finally offer the youth courses to our Hernando County consumers and citizens. We are in the process of scheduling the Mental Health First Aid course in SPANISH in the fall 2018. Schedules for both trainings and locations are attached – if you are interested in attending please sign up as soon as possible most classes fill to capacity and close out. And as always, please feel free to share with anyone and everyone you know.
Criminal Justice Mental Health Substance Abuse Youth Reinvestment Strategic Planning Committee
LSF Health Systems has been awarded the Criminal Justice, Mental Health, Substance Abuse (CJMHSA) Reinvestment Planning Grant to address youth needs in Hernando County by the Florida Department of Children and Families. As part of the project, the Hernando Community Coalition is working with LSF Health Systems and Hernando County Health and Human Services to conduct a needs assessment and develop a strategic plan focusing on youth ages 17 and under in Hernando County with mental health, substance abuse, or co-occurring disorders, who are in, or are at risk of, entering the juvenile justice system. The goal is to determine the strategies/programs that are needed in Hernando County based off the gaps and needs identified in the needs assessment phase and make a comprehensive plan to use when applying for the next phase of the grant process- implementation funding. Please let HCCADC know if you want to be a part of this opportunity and join the Strategic Planning Committee contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The Committee will hold its first meeting in the second half of January and run through October 31st, 2018. We believe this will greatly assist many Hernando youth.
Veterans Heat Factory
HCCADC is pleased to be a partner in the Veteran Heat Factory -VHF is a new initiative in Hernando County looking to assist our increasing number of veterans who are plagued with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Veterans need to learn and have skills to heal and cope with PTSD to find their “new normal” hopes in the darkness and they are NOT alone. The Veterans Heat Factory is a convener of accessible resources, education, and support services to offer our veterans hope and healing. VHF facilitates veterans with linkage to recovery and mental health services, reducing homelessness among veterans, acquiring education, job skills, recreational activities, mentoring and anything needed to help and thank our veterans. Long term goals include a workforce through manufacturing with veterans with service-connected disabilities, helping veterans who have significant barriers to employment. If you would like to be a part of this initiative as a “Friend of the Factory” please contact Tresa Watson at email@example.com or 352-631-5531.
Hernando Cares – 3rd Edition
The Hernando Cares Prevention Partnership and HCCADC are thrilled that the third edition of the Hernando Cares Behavioral Health Guide is scheduled for printing on January 15, 2018. We are also pleased to announce that Hernando Cares Guide has also been converted to a visual presentation guide that can be utilized in a video format. Please let us know if you are interested in your agency receiving the video. If you agency would like to be included as a listing, please complete the form and return it to Tresa Watsontresa@cenaps.com or 352-596-8000 for a form. The goal of the Hernando Cares project is to develop a comprehensive and accurate behavioral health resource guide for services and resources that are available to and throughout community right from a cell phone.
HCCADC is proud to work Hernando County. If there is something WE can help you with, please contact any of us. Happy 2018.
Tresa Watson, Sue Carrigan, Lisa Hilko, Shari Noriega, Jennifer Bliska, Jenna Davis and Noah Siem