For the Pierce County Washington, Beacon manages these core services:
MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE BLOCK GRANT PLANNING
Each region in Washington must have a current plan that directs the administration of local behavioral health funding from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration.
- Mental Health Block Grant Project Plan Fiscal Year 2019-2020
- Substance Abuse Block Grant Project Plan Fiscal Year 2019-2020
FAMILY YOUTH SYSTEM PARTNER ROUND TABLE (FYSPRT)
The HI-FYVE Pierce County Family Youth System Partner Round Table (HI-FYVE FYSPRT) is committed to bringing the voices of the youth, families, and system partners of our communities to create an equitable forum that will help form policy at the local and regional level. If you or a loved have experienced or are currently enrolled in Medicaid funded services either in mental health and / or substance use in Pierce County and wish to share your experiences and feedback, then please know that the HI-FYVE FYSPRT hosts a monthly meeting where like minded individuals discuss and support an open dialogue to improve the services in our community. A delicious dinner is provided to all and attending eligible youth will receive a modest gift card for active participation.
- Pierce County Washington, Please contact Gerardo Perez-Guerrero via email at: Gerardo.Perez-Guerrero@beaconhealthoptions.com
CHILDREN’S LONG-TERM INPATIENT PROGRAM COMMITTEE (CLIP)
The Pierce County Washington Children’s Long-Term Inpatient Program Committee (PCWA CLIP) is composed of various agency representatives and community members that meet on a monthly basis to help guide youth and families in navigating the most intensive, publicly funded inpatient psychiatric treatment available to them. CLIP services are designed for youth between the ages of 5 to 18 years old. Applying for CLIP enrollment is done region by region by a locally organized CLIP committee.
- Pierce County Washington, Please contact Barbie Degenhart or Kristen Schadegg via email at: Barbara.Degenhart@beaconhealthoptions.com or Kristen.Schadegg@beaconhealthoptions.com
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH OMBUDS
The Ombuds service provides free and confidential help when you have a concern or complaint about your behavioral health services. It is independent of Beacon. The Ombuds service can help you with the grievance and appeals system. It can also help you file and assist you during an Administrative Fair hearing.
- Pierce County Washington, please contact the Ombuds Michelle Tinkler or Princene Johnson at 800-531-0508 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAMS
Beacon contracts with local providers to deliver services to individuals with a behavioral health need who are involved with the local criminal justice system or incarcerated in the local jails. Services are provided within the rules of the two state proviso funding sources: Criminal Justice Treatment Account and Jail Transition.
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADVISORY BOARD
The Pierce County Washington Behavioral Health Advisory Board (PCWA BHAB) is a voluntary and community driven group that advises the Pierce County Washington region on local behavioral health priorities.
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