Core Services Project

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Project Description:

The WRRWC is a consortium of counties working together to improve mental health and substance abuse delivery systems for public sector recipients. The counties include: Buffalo, Chippewa, and Pepin.

The WRRWC has received a three-year grant from the State of WI, Department of Health Services, to create a regionalized service delivery model for mental health and substance abuse services. This project will increase access to services region-wide, realize fiscal efficiencies, and improve outcomes for consumers. The project will be carried out by assessing current services and funding sources, redesigning service delivery, and creating a regionalized infrastructure based on the input of customers, providers, and other stakeholders. The project will thereby increase access, improve quality, create efficiencies, and achieve lasting results for mental health and substance abuse services throughout the three county consortium.

1. Improve overall quality of care by using evidence-based and best practice models.
2. Within available funding structures, maximize access to a core benefit set of services regardless of
geographical location within the consortium counties.
3. By pursuing regionalization, increase efficient use of mental health and substance abuse resources.
4. Increase meaningful participation of people with mental health and substance abuse challenges in the planning and implementation of an effective community-based and recovery-oriented service model.

Why Collaboration on this project?
• Identify effective and efficient regionalization opportunities within the consortium.
• Allow counties to take on leadership for anticipated changes.
• Capitalize on the various strengths of each county while improving services.
• Expand on the current shared service projects within the counties.
• Identify and increase public-private organizational partnerships. 

Counties Involved:

  • Buffalo
  • Chippewa
  • Pepin


Jill Chaffee, LCSW

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Operations Administrator (e-mail)

(715) 738-2585 (telephone)