Mississippi State Laws, Policies and Funding
RH terminology used by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health (DMH), Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Services None/unknown
Accreditation, Certification, and State Licensing Requirement: No state requirement.
RH Law(s): None/unknown
RH Legislation: None/unknown
SABG Program: The “Planned Priority Areas” documents for your state’s Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG) program and Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG) program do not specifically mention recovery housing as a priority, nor do they list recovery support services as an allowable activity. To learn more about specific recovery housing activities that are eligible for funding through these grant programs, please reach out to your state’s Single State Agency (SSA) that’s responsible for administering these funds by visiting http://www.dmh.ms.gov/service-options/alcohol-and-drug-services/
SOR Program: Your state’s Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) has previously funded recovery activities using State Opioid Response (SOR) funds. To learn more about specific recovery housing activities that are eligible for funding through this grant program, please reach out to your state’s Single State Agency (SSA) that’s responsible for administering these funds by visiting http://www.dmh.ms.gov/service-options/alcohol-and-drug-services/
Medicaid Funding: Nothing in the state Medicaid plan suggests direct support for RH, however, certain covered activities could evolve to be provided in RH settings include counseling, peer support, skill building and case management.
Housing Assistance Funding: https://www.mshomecorp.com/
The Johcum Moll Foundation
The Johcum Moll Foundation is a private foundation in Cleveland, OH, which was founded in 1962 by Theodore Moll and Emil Jochum. PO Box 368022, Strongsville, Ohio 44136
Regions: The foundation supports organizations in a three-state region including Ohio, Tennessee, and Mississippi.
Issues Supported: The Johcum Moll Foundation supports food banks and organizations involved with education, health, employment, agriculture, human services, business and industry, and Christianity.
Grant Process and Application: The Jochum Moll Foundation only gives to pre-selected organizations and does not accept applications.
Grant-Making Per Year: In 2018, the foundation provided grants in the amount of $89,902.
Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: Talbot House for Sober Living for Women in Lee County provides a sober living environment for women transitioning from addiction to recovery. The safe, stable, and supportive living experience allows for women to thrive in sobriety with opportunities to secure employment and receive training in various life skills.
Mississippi Opioid Settlement Funds
Total Settlement Funds in Mississippi
- $203 million
- 15% to the state
- 15% to local governments
- 70% to the Center for Addiction Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center
- Funds from three distributors will be paid over 18 years
- Funds from Johnson & Johnson will be paid over 9 years
- Not established
Spending So Far
- Office of the Attorney General Lynn Fitch, firstname.lastname@example.org
How About Your County?
To get a quick overview of the resources available in your county, including gaps that may need to be addressed, visit the Recovery Ecosystem Index Map developed through a partnership between the Fletcher Group Rural Center of Excellence, the NORC Walsh Center at the University of Chicago, and East Tennessee State University.
Need More Info?
A year in the making by a staff of ten, the Fletcher Group’s 82-page Recovery Housing Landscape Report provides an in-depth overview of the most recent laws, policies, and funding affecting recovery housing. You’ll find sections devoted to state laws, SAMHSA funding, Medicaid, corrections, and housing assistance plus numerous links to valuable resources and official documents. To see the complete downloadable report, click the image to the left.
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