Meet Gateway’s Prevention, Education & Outreach Staff: Mary Ann Bozenski, LMSW, ACSW, CPSS PE&O Manager Ms. Bozenski joined Gateway in 2005. As PE&O Manager she is responsible for supervising PE&O Staff. Since working at Gateway, Ms. Bozenski has helped plan the Annual Consumer Awards Banquets, conferences by consumers for professionals, and the “We are Family” Annual Picnics. She was Chairperson for the Consumer Family Advocate Council (CFAC) of D-WCCMHA and was President of the Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Metro Detroit for six consecutive terms. Ms. Bozenski is a primary and secondary consumer and an advocate. She has a Bachelor of Science with a major in psychology from WSU and a Master of Social Work from the U of M (Ann Arbor). She is a Certified Peer Support Specialist. Marsha Hall, SWT - PE&O Assistant Recently joined Gateway Community Health as a Prevention Education and Outreach Assistant. Ms. Hall has been a member of the Inner City Clubhouse since 2010 and became employed as a Consumer Mentor both at Detroit Central City in 2011. Ms. Hall is a licensed Cosmetologist and Barber Stylist, who also has a Social Work Technician Registration for the State of Michigan. Octavia Washington, CPSS - PE&O Assistant Ms. Washington is currently completing her Associate of Arts Degree, with a major in: Psychology. She has over 20 years in the mental health field. She has her certification as a Direct Care Worker. She worked in the past at Detroit Central City Community Mental Health serving in the capacity as a Job Coach. She joined the PSAP – Parent Support Advocate Program in 2001 as a Parent Advocate. She joined Gateway and Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency serving as a Prevention, Education and Outreach Assistant in 2013. She is a Certified Peer Support Specialist. She has a sincere commitment to serve, assist and educate individuals in relation to Gateway Community Health. Her past experience empowers her to provide outstanding assistance to people from all walks of life. Darlene Johnson—PE&O Specialist—is a graduate from Wayne County Community College. After completion of WCCC she transferred to Marygrove College and completed a one year program to become a correctional officer. Ms. Johnson excelled in her classes at Marygrove and her professors said she was a natural and encouraged her to further her career in criminal justice so she transferred to Wayne State University where she is pursuing her Bachelor of Science degree. Ms. Johnson has worked in the mental health system in a variety of positions for over 30 years. She’s worked for The Children’s Center for 16 years, Federation Home for Girls 2 years, Behavioral Health Professional Inc for 5 years and Southwest Solutions &Counseling for 9 years. Ms. Johnson has received numerous awards and certificates of recognition from the county and the state for serving on several committees and boards and for the work she continues to do with youth in her community. Prevention, Education & Outreach 1333 Brewery Park Blvd. Suite 100 Detroit, MI 48207-2635 1-800-973-GATE (4283) TDD: 313-871-1806 www.gchi.org Gateway Community Health is funded by Detroit -Wayne Mental Health Authority Prevention, Education & Outreach MISSION Prevention, Education and Outreach (PE&O) activities are designed to assist covered persons who exhibit, or who are at risk for developing, behavioral health symptoms, side effects, or disorders. The mission of the PE&O unit is to help prevent the interruption of mental health services to individuals and families. To provide supportive services and educational information to consumers and family members. To conduct outreach events that will eliminate social stigma and discrimination among people with serious mental illness and substance abuse disorders. The PE&O Unit goal is to create and ensure an environment conducive to primary, secondary and tertiary prevention, which includes the promotion of wellness and solution-based practices and activities that embrace the recovery and self-determination concept. PREVENTION The development of activities that promote health and wellness, suicide prevention and relapse prevention and that encourage the collaboration and mutual support among consumers thus creating an environment whereby consumers are able to participate and assimilate with their peers. EDUCATION To enhance and assist consumers with their personal growth and development through education and with the development of a Consumer Advisory Board that consists of all but one primary consumer with one secondary consumer. They are charged with promoting activities to educate their peers and the public about mental illness. OUTREACH Through outreach it is the goal of the PE&O to evoke systemic change in the lives of individuals with mental illness by providing consumers and their loved ones with the necessary tools needed to have a successful outcome. Please Note: If you are interested in finding out more about services covered by Gateway Community Health, please call 313-262-5050. Mission Statement GATEWAY COMMUNITY HEALTH will ensure access to a contracted network that provides comprehensive, culturally competent mental health and substance abuse services for children, adults, seniors, and their families. These services will support recovery, independence, collaboration and empowerment within the home and community. Vision As an innovative mental health leader, Gateway Community Health will provide access to the highest quality and assessable services in an efficient, consumer-focused manner. Meaningful opportunities will be available for consumers to have an Input into their recovery, the network and its providers’ operations. Values The corporate values governing GCHI’s development including the following: Highly skilled, competent staff, utilizing evidence-based practices (EBP) Recovery focus promoting hope, healing, empowerment and decreasing stigma of mental illness Consumer driven environment which includes their involvement in planning and evaluation of their services Quality driven process throughout the organization Respect for all communities, cultures, ethnic populations A person’s right to self-determination and choice Acting with honesty and integrity, the essential ingredients of trust Access to mental health and substance abuse services in a safe, healthy and caring environment Gateway Community Health operates in accordance with the highest standards in all relationships with consumers, funders, regulatory bodies, allied agencies/programs, and the community.