TRILOGY RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT

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We are thrilled to announce that Trilogy was honored with the 2015 Transformation Award from the Johnson and Johnson – Dartmouth IPS Learning Collaborative, in recognition of our dedication to assisting people with serious mental illness with finding employment, at the annual Johnson and Johnson – Dartmouth IPS Learning Collaborative meeting on May 27th in Berkley, CA.

Each year, Johnson and Johnson – Dartmouth IPS Supported Employment Center, which oversees the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) learning community, seeks nominations from State agencies across the nation for IPS programs which have succeeded at transforming their supported employment programs to include greater clinical integration and access for clients, improved systems of tracking, high fidelity scores, and increasingly strong employment outcomes.

This year, Trilogy was chosen by the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Mental Health as the Illinois organization to be nominated for this prestigious award. According to Tania Morawiec, DMH, Regions 1 & 2 IPS Trainer, Trilogy was nominated “…due to strong leadership, persistent advocacy, IPS program growth, holistic service efforts, on-line documentation innovation and aggressive community education to reduce stigma and increase employment opportunities…”

“In 2010, Trilogy restructured its Supported Employment program to better reflect evidence-based standards of care. We began implementing the Individual Placement and Support supported employment model, which is the most progressive model offered to individuals with mental illness,” said John Mayes, Trilogy’s President and CEO. “Under the direction of Susanne Logsdon, Trilogy’s SEP program manager, Trilogy’s SEP program team has doubled in size in just five years and our supported employment team has continually received exemplary fidelity scores from the State of Illinois during our annual fidelity reviews.

We are honored to have been nominated by the Illinois Department of Mental Health for the Johnson and Johnson – Dartmouth Transformation Award and it is a privilege to be recognized by Johnson and Johnson – Dartmouth as a 2015 Transformation Award recipient. I am proud of the hard work of each member of Trilogy’s Supported Employment team. It is because of their dedication that 52 Trilogy clients sought and obtained employment in FY15. Their commitment to giving each individual in our community the opportunity to receive the assistance and resources they need to successfully find and maintain employment is an integral part of Trilogy’s mission.”