Across the nation, AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) engages more than 8,000 individuals annually to support community efforts to overcome poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA Members serve full-time for one year at non-profit organizations or local government agencies to build their capacity and carry out programs that alleviate poverty. Instead of a salary, VISTAs receive a living stipend that puts them at a poverty line. Each VISTA works approximately 40 hours a week to fight poverty in their respective roles.

The Greenville County Behavioral Health (GCBH) VISTA Program is designed to increase access to behavioral health services for Greenville County's low-income residents in measurable and sustainable ways.

In Year One, nine VISTA members are working at three non-profit agencies with positions focused on services related mental health and opioid misuse/abuse. 

The second year of the program begins in July 2018.   The program will be adding additional VISTA positions focused on service related to opioid abuse and misuse.  The Greenville County Behavioral Health VISTA Program is NOW accepting applications from government and non-profit partners interested in become host sites. 

Completed applications are due to the program sponsor Mental Health America of Greenville County no later than 12 p.m. (noon) on Friday, February 16, 2018. Applications must be emailed to mhagc@mhagc.org, and the sponsor will acknowledge receipt with a confirmation email.  To be considered as a site, at least one representative must attend an information session at MHAGC offices.  These sessions are:

1) Monday, February 5, 2018- 3 PM;

2) Thursday, February 8, 2018- 8 AM; and

3) Monday, February 12, 2018- 10 AM.  



Learn more about the program and how to apply  

2018-2019 GCBH Host Site Application

Rubric Used to Evaluate 2018-2019 Applications

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