Interested organizations submit a proposed plan, budget, and all required documents as part of the Mecklenburg County contracting process.
Hiring a Navigator is a requirement of all applicants. Beyond this, each organization is encouraged to describe its unique vision and approach to supporting the community and addressing needs.
In the first welcome meeting, the new Healing Hubs receive information on partnering with Mecklenburg County and expectations for the program.
Each Hub also receives an onboarding kit including a booklet that outlines key terms, guidance for referrals, schedule of events, and more.
With assistance from the UNCC Evaluation Team, each Healing Hub crafts an implementation plan.
The plan reflects their unique vision for how the Hub will operate and best serve the community.
The Navigators and other members of the Healing Hub participate in no-cost training opportunities focused on mental health, trauma-informed care, and resiliency approaches.
Additionally, the Hubs meet monthly with the Evaluation Team for additional support to carry out their implementation plans.
The activities of each Healing Hub vary greatly. In addition to Navigators referring youth and families to services, the Hubs also collaborate with other community-based organizations and host events that promote health and wellbeing in their communities.
The Healing Hubs track data and submit monthly reports to indicate the number of youth and families being served, describe any events they hosted, and share successes and/or challenges that they encountered.
In turn, ReCAST reports required data measures to SAMHSA and collaborates with the Evaluation Team to identify additional ways to support the Hubs.