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Faith Healing Hubs

Faith-based organizations have a longstanding history as advocates for community development. ReCAST has provided funding for faith-based organizations to expand their work and create a community support system through hired Navigators.

Healing Hubs in Action
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What is a Healing Hub?
The Healing Hub model has been adapted to meet the unique needs of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community. Faith Healing Hubs expand the capacity of faith-based organizations to connect youth and families to existing services.
Funded Navigators
Navigators consider the needs of the whole person when providing referrals to services in the community.
New Partnerships
Participating organizations actively engage in efforts that strengthen community collaboration and resource sharing.
Holistic Approach
Training is provided to all staff to expand mental health literacy, trauma-informed care, and resiliency approaches.
“ReCAST supports our organization with funding as well as with connections with organizations.”
Demi Garcia
Faith Healing Hub Navigator
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Each faith community takes a unique spin on the ReCAST Healing Hub model.
The ReCAST Healing Hub model can be adapted in numerous ways. Scroll through the slides below to learn more about the ReCAST approach and factors to consider when implementing a Healing Hub.

Program Process

Step 1
Putting Ideas to Paper
Application Process

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.

Step 2
Getting Started
Onboarding Period

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.

Step 3
Mapping Out Next Steps
Implementation Plan

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.

Step 4
Preparing for Success
Ongoing Training and Skills Development

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.

Step 5
Doing the Work
Daily Activities Begin

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. 

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Working Towards Sustainability
Data Collection and Support

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.