Southeast Regional CSP Committee

History and Structure


Since 1984, the Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health has utilized CSP Principles and the state CSP Advisory Committee (now called the OMHSAS Mental Health Planning Council) to guide development of services.  Today, a network of local and regional CSP committees provide a place for consumers, family members and providers to work together to advise OMHSAS regarding the promotion of a recovery oriented system of care for individuals in recovery from behavioral health challenges in Pennsylvania.

 

Through the Community Support Program, small seed grants awarded to agencies, counties and advocacy groups have generated innovative trainings, anti-stigma campaigns, celebrations of recovery and the production of a wide variety of literature.  Individuals in recovery have been empowered by CSP and have risen to leadership roles.  The system of care continues to be impacted by CSP to ever improve in its ability to promote recovery, not just stabilization, and more and more individuals are experiencing recovery from mental illness.  Their voices are being heard.

 

Southeast Regional CSP consists of a main meeting and subcommittees. Subcommittees meet one hour before the main meeting and include Advocacy, Outreach, Social, Speaker Presentation, Scholarship, Seed Grant and Retreat Planning. Additional subcommittees and workgroups form as needed. Subcommittees report their progress during the main meeting. Meetings are held on a monthly basis and everyone is welcome to attend. 
 

CSP Meetings in the 5-county Region

Montgomery Co.
3rd Thursday of each month
@Norristown Public Library
12pm-2:30pm
County Liaison
Tracey Riper-Thomas
triperthomas@montcopa.org


Bucks Co.
Lower Bucks-2nd Thursday of each month @ Penndel Mental Health Center
1pm-4pm
Central Bucks-1st Wed of every month @ Lenape Valley 
Foundation
9:30am-12:pm
Upper Bucks-2nd Friday of each month @ Penn Foundation
9:30am-12:30pm
County Liaison
Wendy Flanigan
wflanigan@buckscounty.org

SE Regional CSP Brochure

Regional CSP Events

On June 4, 2018, the Southeast Regional CSP Committee collaborated with the Mental Health Partnerships Take 5 Advocacy Team to rally in Harrisburg at the Capitol to advocate for a fair budget that adequately funds mental health and drug and alcohol services to assist our region's recovery efforts for our most vulnerable citizens.  (Photo from 2017 rally)

Delaware Co.
3rd Monday of each month @Welcome House,7700 West Chester Pike Upper Darby
County Liaison
Faith Brown
BrownF@delcohsa.org


Philadelphia Co.
2nd Tuesday of each month@123 Broad Street 23rd fl.
(Except Summer Months)
12:30pm-2pm
County Liaisons
Sean Brinda
Sean.Brinda@phila.gov
Velma Kennedy
Velma.kennedy@phila.gov


Chester Co.
Currently no meetings
County Liaison
Marybeth Hyatt
mhyatt@chesco.org

Purpose:

The purpose of the Pennsylvania OMHSAS Mental Health Planning Council shall be to provide counsel and guidance to the OMHSAS in order to ensure an infrastructure and full array of mental health, substance abuse and behavioral health services which comply with the Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles of OMHSAS, as well as core principles of Community Support Program (CSP), Child and Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP), Cultural Competency and Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Programs.  To find out more, click on link above.

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