December 17, 2018
Pinehurst, NC (December 6, 2018). Trillium Health Resources and Oxford House’s Initiative 2020 Vision for Recovery was recognized with the i2i Center’s Community Inclusion Innovation award. i2i’s Executive Director Mary Hooper explained, “The purpose of the Innovation Awards is to recognize innovation in services and programming to increase integrated, whole person approaches to care. This was the first year for the award program and the award for Community Inclusion is to recognize initiatives that bring together community partners/stakeholders to promote the inclusion of individuals in their local communities. The 2020 Initiative is a great example of a successful inclusion program truly making a difference in people’s lives.”
Oxford House’s initiative and partnership with Trillium, 2020 Vision for Recovery, began in 2016 with the primary goal of adding 20 new sites with more than 100 substance use treatment and recovery beds to Trillium’s then 24-county area over a four-year period. Also key to this program is the inclusion of community resource development to support residents in recovery at the Oxford Houses, through relationship with community partners such as community colleges, vocational rehabilitation, court systems, and Divisions of Employment Services. Trillium’s combined experience, resources and vision for sober living with the Oxford House’s system of operations created a unique model that has increased sober living options for people in eastern NC. The shared vision between Trillium and Oxford House is helping to improve the lives of many people in the Trillium area. Today 13 Oxford Houses, with over 103 total beds, have been created through this initiative and are a safe haven for those recovering from substance use and making a new start in life.
Trillium Health Resources is a Local Management Entity/Managed Care Organization (LME/MCO) responsible for publicly funded mental health, substance use, and intellectual/developmental disability services and supports for people living in eastern North Carolina. More information on Trillium Health Resources can be located at http://www.trilliumhealthresources.org/
Oxford Houses are a clean and sober housing option for individuals in recovery from a substance use disorder. Through a 26-year contractual partnership with the NC DHHS MH/DD/SUD, as of October 2018, there are over 255 Oxford Houses statewide, with locations in 37 cities. Most Oxford Houses were located in urban areas until this initiative began. With an average of 8 beds
per house, there are more than 1,900 Oxford House beds in the state. More information on the Oxford House Model is available at http://www.oxfordhouse.org.
The mission of the i2i Center is to foster collaborative and evidence-based initiatives for improving the quality and efficacy of the behavioral health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and substance use care and support services systems within a comprehensive system of whole person care. The i2i Center accomplishes its mission by: convening stakeholders; strategizing solutions and activating change.