The Lou Ruspi Jr foundation is proud to announce that we will be collaborating efforts on suicide prevention & mental health awareness with the Advocacy Alliance! Together we can offer programs & services that will benefit our communities and save lives! One mission…One Goal!
Youth Leadership Opportunity
What is the new opportunity?
Community Care Behavioral Health Organization (Community Care) is developing a Transition Age Youth Advisory Board that can influence the decisions made about behavioral health services for youth in up to 39 counties. Youth will be able to participate in various ways depending on their availability and interests. Opportunities will include:
- Consistent advisory board membership
- Board leadership roles
- Participation on specific workgroups
- Limited attendance at meetings specific to a topic of interest or experience
Why is Community Care developing a Youth Advisory Board?
In planning services and supports, Community Care knows that youth bring:
- An essential voice
Who can get involved?
- Transition age youth (18 – 26 years old) with experience using behavioral health services in any of the following counties: Adams, Allegheny, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Elk, Erie, Forest, Huntingdon, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mifflin, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Warren, Wayne, Wyoming, York
- Friends, family, allies, and others (18 – 26 years old) who support youth in recovery and work to shatter mental health stigma
Where will the Advisory Board meet?
Community Care will hold meetings in various places depending on the areas of youth response, as well as offer opportunities for youth to participate by computer or by phone. Youth will receive a stipend and travel reimbursement for all participation.
How can youth get involved?
If you are interested in participating or just would like to know more, please click the link below to complete four questions including your name, county of residence and the best ways to reach you. Your response will go directly to Karen Mallah (some of you may remember her as our former Project Director) and to Wendy Luckenbill at Community Care.