“Through a mixture of research and advocacy, a new MHASP program called We Communicate, Assist, Respond, and Engage (We C.A.R.E.) is working with residents to improve the personal care home system in Philadelphia…The idea for We C.A.R.E. was conceived in 2002 when allegations of abuse and neglect were brought against the Mt. Airy Commons homes…‘We tell people what their rights are, what other housing options they have and help them reach a variety of other resources…’ ” –Corey Rogers.
“A new collaborative effort between MHASP and Montgomery County is helping homeless individuals gain access to needed services and supports...The Centralized Homeless Outreach Center (CHOC) is a comprehensive day program for adults that builds on existing homeless services in Montgomery County.”
“MHASP opened the doors of a new project conceived by the Center for Mental Health Services: the Resource Center to Address Discrimination and Stigma (ADS Center). The goal of the ADS Center is to help consumers, family members, advocates, managed care organizations, providers, local communities, and states design, implement and operate programs and campaigns to reduce discrimination and stigma associated with mental illness.”
“With generous grants from both the First Hospital Foundation and Glaxo-SmithKline/United Way, MHASP hired a Psychiatric Nurse Specialist…the nurse’s mandate is to work to improve the health of the consumers who visit the three MHASP Philadelphia drop-in centers…”