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April 20th, 2022
CRA has embraced the new year with many exciting developments! This year CRA added two new board members: Heather Honaker of Rappahannock Area CSB in Virginia and Tracy Abzug of Integral Care in TX. We have also added additional committee members to our Conference and Training & Education Committees. We are excited for the great ideas and energy they will bring to the CRA!
CRA has been actively engaged in the Mental Health Liaison Group (MHLG) since joining last fall, adding our name to many letters of support for mental health-related legislation. Also, in April, I traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with two U.S. Senators’ offices to discuss ways to expand payment of crisis residential services for previously uncovered populations. Through this advocacy we hope to expand possible Crisis Residential and Respite payor sources for our members and programs.
As we look forward to a bright Spring and joyful Summer CRA wishes you all the best!
- Travis Atkinson, President
Crisis Residential Association
CONFERENCE 2021 RECAP
The Inn is a 16 bed Crisis Residential Unit. The length of stay is 5-10 days. Individuals are mostly referred from hospitals, emergency departments, and other Integral Care outpatient programs to include the psychiatric emergency walk-in clinic and the mobile crisis outreach teams. This program is staffed by a licensed nurse and behavioral health tech 24/7 and has daytime case management, counseling (group and individual), medical provider, and peer support services.
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CRA is run entirely on volunteer time and energy. All proceeds of our annual conference, donations, and our online shop go directly to supporting membership benefits and advocacy efforts. You can help to further our cause by giving in the form of your time and/or money.
SPRING PLEDGE DRIVE
Help CRA reach it's spring donation goal of $1,000.
spring donations will go towards advocacy work being done with congress to have medicare pay for crisis residential services.
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