We are very excited to share that Victim Assistance Program has received our certification from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS)! We are officially certified to provide referral and information services to be used during crisis intervention and advocacy services.
So, what does this all mean?
This means that the OhioMHAS has deemed that our
referral and information services
meet the guidelines that they have set for that category. These rules and regulations define what these services are and how these services should be carried out, based on best practice standards.
Referral and information service certification means that we are providing vetted responses to anyone who asks about resources and services available in our community! Additionally, we work to coordinate with other health and human service providers and ensure that our referrals are accessible. Some of these regulations include having a compiled list of resources that we can provide to clients and ensuring that these resources are vetted and accessible. We have always provided this much needed service and that will not change!
This certification, in addition to our history of expertise in the field of victim advocacy and accreditation from the Council on Accreditation, can provide you with the confidence that we are providing services of the highest standards. Not only do we always hold ourselves accountable to our clients, but we are also held accountable by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
We are very excited about this milestone on this journey of elevating our services and we hope you are, too! Thank you for your support and for helping us continue to carry out our mission of empowering our community to restore lives impacted by crisis, violence, and tragedy!