Recovery, Empowerment, Advocacy, & Linkage (REAL) Program


Michelle Vargo, Peer Recovery Coach; Lindsay Devitt, Peer Recovery Coach; Keyera Gaulden, Outreach Support/Care Manager

The REAL Program provides the following services to youth and adults with behavioral health conditions:


  • Community-based outreach
  • Brief well-being screenings
  • Referral services
  • Needs assessments
  • Connections to services
  • Warm handoffs to treatment recovery support services


We provide additional services as appropriate, including but not limited to:


  • Long-term outreach support
  • Intensive care management
  • Development of individual intervention plan
  • Recovery coaching
  • Recovery support services


Our main goal is law enforcement assisted diversion and diversion from emergency medical services by continued long-term care.