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No Wrong Door System of Care was established in 2019 by the Newport County Prevention Coalition and our behavioral healthcare community partners. Considering the dire behavioral health statistics in Newport County, NCPC recognized the need for collaborative strategies among many and diverse partnerships– the very essence of coalition work. One in five residents of Newport County are thought to suffer from mental health and substance use disorders that often go untreated; Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in adolescents and young adults; Opiate overdoses have reached epidemic proportions. These factors drive our focus on collaboration to close the gaps between services. A team approach is required to successfully address these issues.

Newport County Prevention Coalition was awarded a Van Beuren Charitable Foundation grant of $125,000 in 2019 to launch NCPC’s No Wrong Door Initiative, a proposed local system of care for individuals and families with complex behavioral health needs. A Gruben Foundation grant was received in November 2019 to support the implementation of the project. No Wrong Door Initiative seeks to provide the infrastructure to identify those at risk, coordinate and monitor the services they are provided, and ensure the timely provision of appropriate, high-quality, cost-effective, evidence-based services that will have a meaningful impact on those served. 

Newport Mental Health, CODAC, Newport Hospital’s Dr. Jon Brett, Child and Family Services, East Bay Community Action Program, Newport’s Hope Recovery, Boys Town of New England, Trinity Healthy Living, along with other partners have pledged to support strategies to work together to develop and implement a collaborative approach to the behavioral health challenges facing our community.

Do you represent an organization interested in joining this project? Please contact us for more information.