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Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board

Access to Recovery

What is Access to Recovery?

Access to Recovery ( ATR) is a Presidential initiative which provides funding for substance abuse clinical treatment and recovery support services.  The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board administers the ATR program in collaboration with 18 federally recognized tribes of this region.   

•ATR is a client-centered, community based recovery program involving clinical treatment, faith-based counseling and support, and other services that provide client support during the recovery process.

ATR is a federally funded initiative designed to increase access to substance abuse services through:

•Independent assessment
•Emphasis on participant choice of providers
•Develop and maintain extensive service linkages with faith based and community based organizations
•Deliver funds through an electronic voucher method of payment

ATR is based on the philosophy that recovery begins with a choice
    This choice by the client is the cornerstone of ATR’s mission. By providing a choice based program, people have access to treatment options that fit their needs and give them the flexibility to find the best path to recovery. 

Service Area

•GPTCHB Serves 4 states
•Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Iowa

•Includes the 17 Indian Reservations and 1 service area located in these states

The Goals of the program are to:

Expand opportunities for healing in the region
Support the personal choices of tribal members
Increase the array of faith-based and community-based providers
Place the means to recover in the hands of the client
Support local knowledge and capacity to identify needs and solutions to substance abuse problems

The GPATR is funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). More Information about SAMHSA and other resources can be found at www.samhsa.gov


Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board

Contact Information

Postal address
1770 Rand Rd. Rapid City, SD 57702
Electronic mail
General Information: ATR@gptchb.org  

Project Director: Vacant

Treatment & Assessment Coordinator: Vacant
IT Coordinator: christy.tibbitts@gptchb.org    
Criminal Justice Coordinator: paula.brown@gptchb.org
Administrative Asst.: jean.richards-tulloss@gptchb.org
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