Western Region Recovery and Wellness Consortium

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The Western Region Recovery & Wellness Consortium (WRRWC) is a consortium of counties working together to improve the mental health and substance abuse service delivery system for public sector recipients.  Counties choose which project(s) in which to participate. 

The WRRWC formed as a result of county interest in working together to identify and close existing mental health and substance abuse services gaps.  This effort initially led to planning efforts around the development of a regional mental health crisis and social detox center; however, the counties decided to formalize their relationship because of multiple opportunities to work together on similar projects of mutual interest.  Counties involved seek to maximize regional resources to serve individuals with mental health and substance abuse treatment needs in the most integrated and respectful way possible, thereby promoting recovery. 

Achieve hope, recovery, and community wellness.

Provide accessible, high quality mental health and substance abuse services.

• Collaboration
• Results-Driven
• Person/Family Centered Planning
• Recovery Oriented
• Effective Leadership

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.
3. By pursuing shared and regionalized services, 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?
• Identify effective and efficient regionalized service 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.

Current Projects:

  • Comprehensive Community Services (CCS)
  • Core Services
  • Crisis Services for Children Network (CSCN)
  • Crisis Stabilization Home
  • Individualized Placement and Support - Supportive Employment
  • Transportation

Performance Reports:
2013 Performance Report

2014 Performance Report

2015 Performance Report

2016 Performance Report

Recovery Information:

Life in Recovery Fact Sheet

Contact Person:

Jessica Barrickman

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Operations Administrator

(715) 738-2585 (telephone)

jbarrickman@co.chippewa.wi.us  (e-mail)