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(NEW) ONTRACK is pleased to share the good news! The San Francisco Foundation (TSFF) has awarded ONTRACK Program Resources a $75,000 grant to address the housing crisis for a second year in a row. The theme of this grant is “Stay in the Bay”. With this grant we will continue to partner with bay area advocates, coalitions and engage the community in bringing notable attention to this issue that is causing much adversity in the lives of many bay area populations. 

ONTRACK is happy to continue this important work over the next 12 months as we aim to uncover the complex layers of gentrification and housing displacement for African Americans in three primary communities (San Francisco, Oakland, and Richmond). Reaching 1,500 residents each year. this grant will run from (2017-2018). (November/2017)

 

ONTRACK is thrilled to announce – we have been awarded the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Culturally Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) contract in Alameda County. ONTRACK will receive $499, 998 over a 2-year period, beginning 01/17 through 01/19.

The goals of the CLAS program are to provide technical assistance (TA) trainings, increase community involvement, support for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) recovery services, increase SUD treatment completion rates and positive treatment outcomes for all beneficiaries whom receive treatment; with an emphasis on African American transitional aged youth (18-25).

 

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ONTRACK has been awarded Phase 2 of the California Department of Public Health, Office of Health Equity (CDPH/OHE) California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP). This is a 6 year project (2016-2022) and the grant allocation is $2,496,540.80.

CDPH/OHE has pursued important steps toward research-based systems of strategies and innovations to reduce population based disparities in health and wellness. Phase 2 is aimed to identify and expand pilot projects’ capacity to meet valid scientific criteria for sustaining programs and practices that demonstrate effectiveness. Through this grant we will build upon existing, culturally congruent promising practices and programs and support programs through a variety of technical assistance (TA) and training activities. (May 2016)

 

 

RELEASE: Congresswoman Matsui announces federal grants to expand Mental Health First Aid Programs in Sacramento WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Matsui announces that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded two Sacramento-based programs federal funding to expand their Mental Health First Aid training programs. ONTRACK Program Resources, Inc. and the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) will each be recipients of grant funding from the second phase of SAMHSA’s Project Aware Mental Health First Aid initiative.
“We must increase mental health awareness and knowledge in order to decrease stigma. It is …

ONTRACK Program Resources will receive $125,000 for their Now Is the Time Project, which aims to increase mental health literacy through the training of teachers and a broad array of other individuals who interact with youth at a community level. Mental Health First Aid introduces people to risk factors and warning signs of mental health and substance use problems and teaches them a five-step action plan to help people in distress. It also gives people a tangible way to help others in a crisis.

Trauma Informed Training ONTRACK Celebrates Newly Certified Youth Mental Health First Aid Providers ONTRACK Program Resources has two newly certified Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) instructors among its ranks. ONTRACK’s Alisa Nelson, M.S.W. and ONTRACK Program Services Manager Peggy J. Thomas recently received certification in YMHFA.
“Because a significant number of young people are experiencing mental health issues, it is helpful to be adequately prepared to assist when a mental health crisis occurs,” said Thomas. “YMHFA is not solely for behavioral health experts. The training is designed to help anyone who frequently …
image of man with black tank top ONTRACK Program Resources and Sacramento City Unified School District Awarded Three-Year Federal Grants from Project AWARE Community Sacramento, CA ONTRACK Program Resources and the Sacramento City Unified School District have been awarded three-year Project AWARE-Community Grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to support training a diverse group of adults in Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA).
“The overall goal of the ONTRACK California Capital Project AWARE is to expand our community’s capacity to increase awareness of mental health issues and connect youth experiencing behavioral health challenges to needed mental health and addictions treatment …
Madalynn C. Rucker, Honoree of the 7th Year Anniversary Celebration of the Exceptional Women of Color (EWOC) The name Madalynn C. Rucker may not be familiar to you because she does not seek the spotlight. Indeed, it took some work and a good deal of convincing to get the founder and chief executive officer of ONTRACK Program Resources to stop resisting her destiny to be rewarded.
Through customized technical assistance, consultation and training since 1997, ONTRACK Program Resources has helped hundreds of organizations implement evidence-based, culturally responsive, best practices to improve the health and wellbeing of diverse …
RELEASE: Congresswoman Matsui announces federal grants to expand Mental Health First Aid Programs in Sacramento WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Matsui announces that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded two Sacramento-based programs federal funding to expand their Mental Health First Aid training programs. ONTRACK Program Resources, Inc. and the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) will each be receiving over $115,000 of grant funding from the second phase of SAMHSA’s Project Aware Mental Health First Aid initiative.
“We must increase mental health awareness and knowledge in order to decrease stigma. It is …
Ontrack Program Resources teaches cultural training for health workers Most people in California know the state has a diverse population, but that doesn’t mean business owners, health care providers and social service agencies understand how to meet its needs.