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Community that Cares VISTA - Lorain County MHARS Board

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Recruiting Organization: Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities

The Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery Services (MHARS) Board of Lorain County plans, funds and monitors public behavioral health services. The MHARS Board is at the intersection of major health initiatives for the well-being of people in our county, including the Mental Health and Substance Use Priorities of the Community Health Improvement Plan, Behavioral Health Disparities Community Readiness Assessment, the Suicide Prevention Coalition, and the Opiate Action Team. Our VISTA worker will work alongside community health leaders in these efforts, in an education, engagement, and support role that will engage his/her/their creativity and project management skills.

Member Duties : The Community that Cares VISTA will work with the Lorain County MHARS Board to strengthen county and community efforts to prevent opioid overdose deaths, suicides, gambling and other related issues. The VISTA Member will engage community members and volunteers to assist in the planning the initiatives and coordination of activities of Communities that Cares with a special emphasis on addressing the social determinants of health.

Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance , Health Coverage* , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Training , Living Allowance , Childcare assistance if eligible .

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit

Terms : Permits working at another job during off hours , Car recommended , Permits attendance at school during off hours .

Service Areas : Community Outreach , Health , Education .

Skills : Fund raising/Grant Writing , Social Services , Communications , Writing/Editing , Community Organization , General Skills , Education , Team Work , Public Speaking .

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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Sun Nov 06, 2022 - Mon Nov 06, 2023
04:00 PM - 03:59 PM


1173 North Ridge RoadLorain, OH 44055







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