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Returning citizens public health center

Returning Citizens Public Health Center

City of Detroit

Department of Health and Wellness Promotion

Bureau of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Recovery


The Returning Citizens Public Health Center (RC Center) provides an opportunity for persons returning to the community from a period of incarceration to connect with a variety of service providers.


The vision of the RC Center is to house valuable community resources in one centralized location, offering a holistic approach towards individual success and the promotion of public safety.


The RC Center has identified key community partners currently involved in providing resources for vulnerable populations including the prisoner reentry population.

The RC Center provides satellite offices for these community service providers enhancing access to services.


Department of health and wellness promotion dhwp programs
Department of Health and Wellness Promotion (DHWP) Programs

  • Physical examinations

  • Primary health care (such as, diabetes, high blood pressure, nutrition, obesity)

  • Communicable disease treatment (HIV, Hepatitis, AIDS, STDs, TB, etc.)

  • Dental care

  • Prescription medicine

  • Birth certificates (a process has been established between the Returning Citizens Public Health Center and the RC Center to receive copies of birth certificates.

  • Housing, food stamps and other benefits (the DHWP social work representative will assist clients at the Center with eligibility requirements to become recipients of Medicaid insurance, housing assistance and food stamp benefits, if eligible).


Bureau of substance abuse prevention treatment and recovery bsaptr
Bureau of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Recovery (BSAPTR)

  • In-kind screening

  • Assessment

  • Referral for Substance Abuse Treatment within a network of 45+ providers for those clients warranting these types of services.

  • Detroit Reentry Initiative Project

    • A Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funded program under BSAPTR (2005) “Substance Abuse (SA), HIV and Hepatitis Prevention for Minority Reentry Populations in Communities of Color. “


Detroit reentry initiative project
Detroit Reentry Initiative Project (BSAPTR)

Goal:to prevent and reduce the onset of substance abuse and the transmission of HIV and Hepatitis among minority reentry populations in the City of Detroit.

Prevention Program

  • Substance Abuse

  • HIV/ AIDS

  • Hepatitis C

  • and the behaviors that place persons at risk

    Program Components

  • Individualized Comprehensive Case Management Services

    • to identify needs and provide referrals for service

  • Evidence-Based Curriculum and HIV /Hepatitis Counseling

    • to educate and prevent of HIV /AIDS and Hepatitis C.


Partnering community programs
Partnering Community Programs (BSAPTR)

  • Detroit Recovery Project will provide peer mentorship, recovery support groups, relapse prevention workshops, educational workshops, volunteer opportunities and transportation services.

  • Wings of Faith, a faith and community-based organization targeting ex-offenders, will provide job and life skills training, job placement and mentors of faith.

  • Metropolitan Counseling Center, a substance abuse provider, will provide relapse prevention workshops and activities as well as life skills development.


Partnering community programs1
Partnering Community Programs (BSAPTR)

  • Community Mental Healthwill provide both assessments and referrals for mental health treatment.

  • Change the Culture Initiativeof theWayne County Prosecutor’s Office will assign representatives from the Wayne County Community College (WC3) and the Michigan Rehabilitation Services’ (MRS) Customized Training and Constructive Trades Program to conduct assessments for MRS eligibility. Additionally, several series of vocational and empowerment training workshops and activities will be available for Detroit’s returning citizens.


Partnering community programs2
Partnering Community Programs (BSAPTR)

  • Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc.will provide outreach and legal services including public forums and legal clinics.

  • The Prisoner Creative Arts Programof the University of Michiganwill provide an artist to paint a mural at the entrance of the Returning Citizens Public Health Center. This will make the Center a display location for art work completed by current and former incarcerated and persons who participate in this university-sponsored program.


The (BSAPTR)RC Center offers a comprehensive approach to service provision for the reentry population supports the development and cohesion of a community coalition and the reduction of recidivism. This comprehensive approach will encourage the following benefits:

  • Effective collaboration

  • Enhanced service provision

  • Reduction of service duplication

  • Identification of gaps in services

  • Development of a community comprehensive approach.


Location
LOCATION (BSAPTR)

The Returning Citizens Public Health Center (RC Center) is located on the newly renovated 5th floor A wing of the Herman Keifer Building of the DHWP.


Conclusion
CONCLUSION (BSAPTR)

The volume of persons returning to the city of Detroit from incarceration demands collaboration in order to maximize the utilization of and effectiveness of available resources.

Overall, the concept of a centralized location for access to and the provision of community resources is essential to the city of Detroit’s ability to maximize limited resources, increase public safety and promote community involvement.


Michigan department of corrections and the returning citizens public health center
Michigan Department of Corrections and the Returning Citizens Public Health Center

The benefits to the correctional system include an opportunity to participate in the assessment, development and evaluation of services by contributing their knowledge of the needs of reentrants and the establishment of communication through one centralized service location supporting and enhancing the parole department’s capacity to monitor their reentrant caseload.


City of detroit kwame m kilpatrick mayor
City of Detroit Citizens Public Health CenterKwame M. Kilpatrick, Mayor

Detroit City Council

Kenneth V. Cockrel, President

Monica Conyers, President Pro Tem

JoAnn Watson

Sheila Cockrel

Barbara-Rose Collins

Kwame Kenyatta

Alberta Tinsley-Talabi

Martha Reeves

Brenda Jones

Janice M. Winfrey, City Clerk


Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion Citizens Public Health Center

1151 Taylor * Detroit, Michigan 48202

(313) 876-4000

Phyllis Meadows, Ph.D., MSN, RN

Public Health Director

William Ridella, MPH, MBA

Deputy Director


Bureau of substance abuse prevention treatment and recovery
BUREAU OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION, TREATMENT AND RECOVERY Citizens Public Health Center

Calvin R. Trent, Jr., Ph.D.

Director

Kanzoni N. Asabigi, MD, MPH, MBA

Deputy Director


Honorable Alberta Tinsley-Talabi Citizens Public Health Center

Co-Chair

Calvin R. Trent, Jr., Ph.D.

Co-Chair


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