We are continuing to revisit powerful words from individuals involved with Procovery – last week we brought you What Others Are Saying and Seeing Part II – feedback from Agency Administrators. Today, we invite you to please read on for Part II Continued… (more from Agency Administrators!)

“Of all the entertainment the NYAPRS Annual Conference has featured over the past 29 years, no group has so captured the hearts of our community as the Procovery & the Rise Up Revolution, a group of LA based musicians who shared their great sound, spirit and soul at last September’s annual conference. Several hundred conference attendees grooved and danced to every minute of the band’s terrific two hour show, moved especially by the personal message of hope and healing that comes through their performance.”
-Harvey Rosenthal, Executive Director, NYAPRS, Albany, NY

-Sinikka Santala, Division Director (Retired), Wisconsin Department of Health, Madison, WI (Link below)

“Procovery offers an integrated approach for dual diagnosis that also supports multi-cultural considerations, concurrent physical conditions, as well as the challenges of homelessness and legal histories.”
-Marvin J. Southard, D.S.W., Director, County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health, Los Angeles, CA 

“BJC Behavioral Healthcare played both an integral role in bringing Procovery to MO, and in sustaining the program in MO, during very challenging fiscal times. I highly recommend the Procovery program along with their engaging, professional and inspirational MUSIC HEALS events to anyone looking for innovative programming that delivers unprecedented outcomes. Procovery saves lives and dollars, and should be an integral component of all healthcare reform efforts. “
-Mark Stansberry, Executive Director, BJC Behavioral Health, St. Louis, Missouri

“Procovery has been at the forefront of Missouri’s effort to transform its mental health services to a consumer centric system that lives its values of consumer empowerment and person centered, self-directed care. The Procovery Institute has been an invaluable partner, bringing a vision, commitment, and spectrum of tools and resources to that effort that speak to consumers’ wishes to reclaim and reestablish new and vital lives for themselves. MUSIC HEALS is the latest such tool and is eagerly awaited in Missouri.”
-Felix Vincenz, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer, Division of Psychiatric Services – Missouri Department of Health and Mental Health, Columbia, MO 

-Cathy Warner, L.C.S.W., Deputy Director, Adult Systems of Care, County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health, Los Angeles, CA (Link below)

-Joe Yancey, Community Services Director*, MO DMH CPS Division, St. Louis, MO and Dora Cole, Director Community Service Operations*, MO DMH CPS Division, Poplar Bluff, MO (Links below)

Please stay tuned for words from Staff Facilitators, coming soon!

Until next time…

Procovery Institute

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