Frequently Asked Questions
Who is MCRSP?
The Missouri Coalition of Recovery Support Providers (MCRSP) is a 501 (c) 3 entity dedicated to growing coordination and collaboration efforts among local, regional and statewide organizations to strengthen recovery culture, supports and services across our state.
What are the differences between the current MCRSP structure and new Affiliate Model?
The current MCRSP model is based on individual organizational membership within a structure of regional coordination efforts, which included the development of a recovery oriented system of cares (ROSC’s) in many areas of the state. MCRSP’s current structure includes an Executive Board, an Advisory Committee and several member-staffed Task Forces. These Task Forces develop policy, processes, strategies, and materials for review, input and adoption by the general membership. Dues collected by MCRSP and utilized for regional and state-wide efforts.
The new Affiliate Model will build on current structure and efforts by creating three types of membership, based on current local and regional coordination and collaboration efforts, while extending MCRSP membership opportunities to organizations dedicated to expanding coordination of care opportunities within parts of Missouri without formal regional coordination/collaboration structures. An application process will be required for each of the three types of membership.
What are the three membership levels?
Affiliate Membership - legal organization whose primary purpose is to coordinate local or regional community-based services and supports for individuals, families and communities to achieve improved health, wellness and quality of life for citizens with behavioral health conditions.
Emerging Affiliate Membership - organizations that meet the definition of an Affiliate Member but may not meet all qualifications at the time of application. Emerging affiliates shall include a plan and timeframe to meet the remaining qualifications, not to exceed 6 months from the date of application.
Agency/Organizational Membership - legal organization in areas where there is not a MCRSP affiliate organization and provides direct and/or support for individuals with behavioral health conditions.
Why the new model?
New model is based on input and feedback from MCRSP members, key stakeholders (individuals in recovery, families, Legislators, etc.), partners (MRN, Missouri DMH, Providers) and communities across the state. This input and feedback was reviewed by MCRSP staff and a workgroup was formed to review potential models. This team has recommended that an Affiliate Model and structure would enable MCRSP to continue its recovery work within Missouri.
What are the key differences between the current MCRSP model and the proposed Affiliate Model?
- Governance: new model allows for local decision-making regarding how each Affiliate is established and governed within the guidelines set by MCRSP. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) will be established between each Affiliate, Emerging Affiliate, and Agency/Organization Members and MCRSP that will articulate roles and responsibilities of each party.
- Revenue: Each Affiliate and Emerging Affiliate will collect and retain dues from member agency and remit the approved share to MCRSP. Agency/Organization Members will be responsible for paying their dues directly to MCRSP. MCRSP will utilize their share of membership fees to support state-wide recovery-oriented training, technical assistance, education and advocacy efforts.
- Financial Control: Member agencies at all 3 membership levels retain financial control of their organization as established in their founding documents. Affiliates and Emerging Affiliates will be charged with managing membership and dues based on their respective policies and procedures.
- Financial Opportunities: MCRSP is currently reviewing financial models and approaches that are designed to increase collaboration and cooperation in procuring local, state and federal resources for recovery supports and services.
- Coordination of local, regional and state-wide recovery support services, education and advocacy: MCRSP has leveraged its members’ expertise in increasing recovery supports within the state. The new structure is designed to capitalize on these successes while assuring that local and regional efforts are synergized for maximum impact.
What are the costs associated with each membership level?
- Affiliate Membership: The annual minimum fee will be $150 for those affiliates with less than 6 agency members or $25.00 per agency members.
- Emerging Affiliate Membership: The annual minimum fee will be $150 for those affiliates with less than 6 agency members or $25.00 per agency members.
- Agency/Organization Membership: Agency/Organizational members will pay an annual dues set at $120.00 per year.
How will these membership dues be utilized?
Each Affiliate and Emerging Affiliate will collect and retain dues from member agency and remit the approved share to MCRSP. Agency/Organization members will be responsible for paying their dues directly to MCRSP. MCRSP will utilize their share of membership fees to support state-wide recovery-oriented training, technical assistance, education and advocacy efforts.
How do I know what level of membership is appropriate for my organization?
Contact MCRSP to determine the proper membership level for your organization.
How does my organization join MCRSP under the Affiliate Model?
Affiliates and Emerging Affiliates shall apply for membership through an approved MCRSP process. Applications are available on the MCRSP website (https://mcrsp.org/). Completed applications will be reviewed and membership status finalized within 30 days of receipt.
For organizations within a MCRSP-approved Affiliate or Emerging Affiliate catchment area, MCRSP will provide contact information for these entities. Organizations interested in joining MCRSP will receive this through their membership within their local Affiliate or Emerging Affiliate.
For organizations in areas of the state without an MCRSP-approved Affiliate or Emerging Affiliate, please contact MCRSP for an application.
Can my organization join MCRSP as an agency/organization member as we pursue efforts to be designated a local or regional coordination organization?
Yes. MCRSP will accept new agency/organization members who are pursuing efforts to meet the qualifications of an Affiliate or Emerging Affiliate Member.
My organization is currently member of MCRSP; would I need to reapply under the new membership designations?
Yes. Please contact MCRSP if you have questions regarding your membership designation.
Can there be more than one affiliate within a local and/or regional area?
The new MCRSP Affiliate Model is designed to encourage the development of official coordinating/collaborative structures in those communities and regions without them. The Affiliate Model establishes levels of membership that are specifically designed to allow local organizations and agencies to join MCRSP as they pursue establishing and meeting the Affiliate requirements.
MCRSP also recognizes that there may be the need for multiple Affiliates within a region due to various local and community needs. MCRSP will establish a policy, criteria and process to consider affiliate expansion requests.
Do I have to use MCRSP materials?
MCRSP develops materials throughout the year for education and advocacy efforts. Members will be expected to follow guidelines for the utilization of MCRSP-developed materials in their education and advocacy efforts. These guidelines will be contained in the MOU.
What are the benefits of joining MCRSP?
Benefits of joining MCRSP at all 3 membership levels include:
- Technical Assistance
- Professional Training
- Credential Assistance
- Resource Development
- Grant Writing Assistance and Support
- Networking opportunities at local, state and national levels
- Regional MCRSP conferences and training at reduced membership registration fees
- Access to reduced membership rates to the National Alliance for Recovery Residences national conferences and workshops, membership conference and training opportunities
- Specialized support and assistance with Recovery Housing accreditation process and Recovery Support Services funding access
- Advocacy at state and national levels for recovery support services