Recovery Oriented System of Care (ROSC) is a way of thinking about service delivery for individuals living with mental illness and/or addictions that focuses first and foremost on clients and family members. ROSC emphasizes the importance of peer supports, employment supports, housing and transportation. It calls for services that are culturally appropriate and delivered in an accountable, effective and efficient manner.

    Ohio’s community mental health and addiction services system is in the second year of a 5-year transition from a system that focuses on acute care to a ROSC that focuses on recovery management to help individuals not only get well, but stay well. This transition is called Recovery is Beautiful. The Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Lucas County is the organization responsible for ensuring that this transition takes place in Lucas County.

    The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities (OACBHA) developed a Blueprint for this transition that Boards are using as a guide. The Blueprint contains guiding principles, five specific goals, action steps and a way to measure success. Through strong community partnerships, the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Lucas County will lead this plan and advance efforts to ensure that Lucas County is healthy, safe, and drug-free, while assuring accountability and effectiveness in client care. Click this link for a ROSC One-pager: Recovery is Beautiful One-pager.

    The Five Goals of the Recovery is Beautiful Blueprint are (Click here to review the entire Blueprint):

    1. Fully involve clients and families in orienting Ohio toward a Recovery-Oriented System of Care encompassing mental health and addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery supports.

    2. All clients will be engaged in needed mental health and addiction treatment in a timely manner with sustained recovery management.

    3. Strengthen a culture of partnership and collaboration with local providers, businesses, law enforcement, criminal justice, faith-based and veteran’s organizations, schools, child welfare, public health, and healthcare systems, to provide community education and prevention, reduce stigma, and allow for greater opportunities for individuals and families to achieve wellness and thrive in their communities.

    4. Improve the performance of recovery supports by increasing the effective and efficient use of resources.

    5. Working with their local partners, ADAMHS Boards shall plan for and manage a local system that provides individuals with access to a holistic model of care and wellness that integrates physical and mental health and addiction services with the social and emotional supports necessary to achieve and maintain recovery.

    Visit the Recovery is Beautiful website to learn about real-life recovery stories: www.recoveryisbeautiful.org