Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST) is a grant-funded program through Mecklenburg County Public Health, running from December 2022 to December 2026. The program, which is currently in Cycle II, is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Mission: To support community resilience by fostering evidence-based trauma-informed practices such as educational opportunities for the community, improving access to high-quality mental health services, and supporting efforts to curb community violence.

Vision: To create a safer and more supportive environment for youth and families in Mecklenburg County.


  • Building Resilience

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    The program builds resiliency by acknowledging the importance of understanding an individual’s life experience when delivering effective services in clinical and non-clinical settings.

  • Access to Quality Mental Health Care

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    The program is expanding the number of mental health clinicians who are trained in trauma-informed therapy practices while also supporting mental health clinicians who support the most vulnerable youth and families in the community.

  • Violence Prevention

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    The program partners with the County's Office of Violence Prevention by providing mental health support to those affected by gun violence. View the community violence strategic plan.

Calendar of Events

Available Training Opportunities for the Community

*To request any of these training opportunities for your organization or community, email [email protected].

Available Training Opportunities for Mental Health Clinicians

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The Way Forward Advisory Group

Provides expertise and guidance through meaningful discourse and community collaboration.

Subcommittees include: 

  • Community Engagement and Partnerships
  • Support for Youth and Families
  • Economic Opportunity
  • Intergovernmental Collaboration

Contact us

ReCAST II Program Leadership and Contact Info

Principal Investigator - Dr. Raynard Washington, Public Health Director


Case Management and Health Partnerships Lead - Dr. Tamikia Greene, Assistant Health Director


Project Manager - Ebony Rao, Senior Health Program Manager


Jessica Montana, Health Program Supervisor


Saphronia Hairston, Health Program Supervisor