Community Outreach Subcommittee
Montco CSP Newsletter
The CSP Committee will hold its monthly meetings via zoom for the months of October, November and December. Beginning January 2023, participants can meet in person at the Norristown Public Library or meet virtually through zoom. CSP meets the third Thursday of every month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. CSP Subcommittees meet from noon to 12:45 p.m. prior to the monthly meetings. To be added to the email list to receive monthly meeting links, please click here.
The members of the Advocacy Subcommittee work on legislative policy, communication, budget, voter education and other issues related to mental health services in the county, statewide and at the federal level when relevant. At the direction of the CSP Committee, the Advocacy Subcommittee gathers information on issues, plans advocacy events and creates a monthly newsletter to provide information to the stakeholder network as well as the community at large about the work of CSP. The newsletter also provides updates on new and changing mental health services provided in Montgomery County.
Community Outreach SubCommittee
The Community Outreach Sub-committee works on facilitating opportunities for people in the CSP community to be more involved in the Montgomery County community. This includes implementing the Community Connections grants, which provide funding for people to participate in a variety of activities. The committee also implements transportation grants that provide gas cards and SEPTA day passes to CSP community members. The annual CSP Poster Art contest is also organized by this committee.
The Conference Subcommittee will plan and fundraise for the annual Montgomery County CSP Conference. The committee works most of the year to plan the conference which includes workshops, musical entertainment, guest speakers and lunch. In 2017, the Montgomery County Office of Behavioral Health merged their annual Mental Health Awards reception with the CSP Annual Conference, so going forward, it is the Montgomery County CSP Conference/Mental Health Awards.
Montco CSP Newsletter
The newsletter provides information to the public about CSP and mental health advocacy. The newsletter is committed to CSP recovery principles which is person centered and empowered by stakeholders. The goal is to provide information through varies media avenue and to create a quality newsletter that includes but is not limited to, legislative advocacy, events, services, personal recovery stories and creative writing such as poems.