About ReCAST

The City of Lawrenceville has been awarded the Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma Grant to support the city’s vision that will lead to:

  • Improved behavioral health
  • Empowered residents
  • Reductions in trauma
  • Sustained community changes

The grant requires the creation of an Advisory Board to help guide the projects and programs developed to further engage with youth and their families. Read more about Lawrenceville's ReCAST grant participation in a September 2021 press release and learn more about the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) 2021 grant recipients

ReCAST Goals

Through ReCAST the City of Lawrenceville will achieve the following:

Goal 1
Increase well-being, resiliency, and community healing through community-based, participatory approaches 

Goal 2
 Increase community and youth engagement, leadership development, improved governance,
 and capacity building

Goal 3
Increase access to trauma-informed community behavioral health resources

Goal 4
Increase the level of cultural competency of the City of Lawrenceville’s employees and citizens

Goal 5
Strengthen the integration of community-based services addressing the social determinants of health 
for high-risk youth and their families.

"At first, I didn't know who to reach out to. I didn't think there were any agencies or individuals that even cared. After meeting with the Lawrenceville Response Center, all of that changed. They took the time to give me advice, check in on me, made sure I stayed the course, but most importantly, they listened to me."
Testimonial about the Lawrenceville Response Center from Johnnie Chew

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Partners of ReCAST Lawrenceville

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