CSP PRINCIPLES

COMMUNITY SERVICES ARE:

FLEXIBLE

CONSUMER CENTERED/CONSUMER EMPOWERED

ABLE TO MEET SPECIAL NEEDS

CULTURALLY COMPETENT

COMMUNITY BASED WITH NATURAL SUPPORTS

COORDINATED

ACCOUNTABLE

STRENGTH BASED

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WELCOME TO A RECOVERY COMMUNITY

CSP Executive Committee

Person In Recovery 

Co-Chair, Danny Kuchler

Family Co-Chair

Kathy Laws

Provider Co-Chair

Abby Grasso

Treasurer

Dion Despaigne

Advocacy Subcommittee

Kim Renninger, Co-chair

Julie Whitmore, Co-chair

Community Outreach Subcommittee

Penny Johnson

Conference Subcommittee

Erin Hewitt, Co-Chair

Stacey Volz, Co-Chair

County CSP Liaison

Tracey Riper-Thomas

 

CSP Protocols:

Membership of the CSP Committee consists of any interested citizen in the Montgomery County.  This includes individuals, family members, mental health professionals, and other community members.   Visitors are welcome and are encouraged to participate in    the discussions.

ll members are entitled to one vote per person. 

The Executive Committee

The Executive Committee consists of up to three co-chairs, and a treasurer.  Whenever possible, the three constituencies (individual, family members, and mental health professionals) will each be represented on the committee.  If equal representation is not possible at a given time, all efforts will be made to recruit members of each constituency willing to serve on the committee. The committee shall also consist of subcommittee chairs and the county liaison. Elections are held annually to elect all Executive Committee members except the county liaison.

CSP Goals:

  • Community Education, Training and Technical Assistance on the CSP and Recovery Principles

  • Assisting and advising the county Office of MH and the MH provider network in defining needs and developing priorities on behalf of consumers and  family members

  • Reducing Mental Illness Stigma and other Barriers in Montgomery County

  • Providing Quality Assurance and Accountability within the Montgomery County Mental Health System

  • Public Policy Consultation and Advocacy to the Montgomery County MH System

RECOVERY COMPONENTS

Ten Fundamental Recovery Components include:

 

  • Self-Direction

  • Individualized and Person Centered

  • Empowerment

  • Holistic

  • Non-Linear

  • Strengths-Based

  • Peer Support

  • Respect

  • Responsibility

  • Hope

A fiduciary ensures that the committee operates independently from the county

Hopeworx, Inc. is the fiduciary for the Montgomery County CSP Committee. It is responsible for the financial accountability of the committee's funds. The CSP Committee receives money from the county each year for an operating budget. The CSP Committee monitors the budget monthly and allocates funds by a consensus vote. The fiduciary ensures that the financial decisions of the committee are carried out.