Wisconsin Mental Health (MH) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Project
The SUD/MH Project Coordinator provide outreach and education at NO COST to Substance Use Disorder/Mental Health treatment providers/peer support recovery groups about the needs of the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind population in Wisconsin and how to better serve them. The Project Coordinator also conducts outreach and education to this targeted population to encourage their participation in SUD/MH treatment. Depending on the circumstances, the Project Coordinator can also assist in obtaining sign language interpreters, use of assistive listening devices or printed materials produced in large print for individuals with low vision.
The mission of this project: is to increase access to culturally-sensitive, language-appropriate and accessible SUD/MH treatment/recovery services for persons who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind.
- To increase the understanding and sensitivity of SUD/MH treatment providers/peer support recovery groups on working with this population.
- Educating about, and making available, assistive listening devices (ALDs) to SUD/MH treatment providers/peer support recovery groups – as well as persons who are hard of hearing.
- Educating the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind population about Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health awareness.
- Increasing accessing to treatment and recovery support group for this population by facilitating access to effective communication.