Recovery Institute

The Via Hope Recovery Institute aims to promote mental health system transformation by helping organizations develop practices that support and expect recovery, and by promoting the voices of people with lived experience, youth, and family members in the transformation process.

Recovery Institute initiatives are designed to support the implementation of new practices, shift organizational culture, promote innovation, and increase collaboration within and among teams, preparing organizations to meet the challenges and opportunities arising in our rapidly changing environment. The Via Hope Recovery Institute interfaces with transformation efforts facilitated directly by Texas Department of State Health Services Mental Health and Substance Abuse Division and is a significant component of the Division’s transformation strategy. The Institute is funded by DSHS MHSA and the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. Evaluation for the Recovery Institute is funded by DSHS MHSA and provided by the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health at The University of Texas at Austin Center for Social Work Research.

What people are saying about their experiences with the Via Hope Recovery Institute*:

Via Hope has been an essential factor in transforming our organization into one that is moving toward a Recovery System of Care. I cannot express enough my appreciation both organizationally and personally for their assistance, support and guidance! – 2013 Peer Specialist Integration Project participant

People…are just blossoming out in all kinds of different directions, going back to college, pursuing employment opportunities, taking some small steps, but very courageous steps towards the idea of recovery in their lives. – 2011 Recovery-Focused Learning Community participant

The most positive part of this project has been the effect it has on the persons we serve and how it energizes the staff to see patients in a positive, strength-based way. - 2013 Person Centered Recovery Planning Participant

I am excited about the direction the State of Texas is moving with a recovery-oriented system of delivery.  Via Hope is a great resource in helping the movement. – 2013 Leadership Academy participant

*Quotes collected as part of program evaluation with the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health at The University of Texas at Austin Center for Social Work Research.

The Institute is comprised primarily of four major projects, each requiring a different degree of commitment from participating organizations. You can learn more about each of the projects by viewing the program sub-pages on the left-hand side. These projects include:

Awareness Building,

Leadership Academy,

Peer Specialist Integration Project and

Person-Centered Recovery Planning Implementation.