Covian Consulting earns Technical Assistance Contract to Support Wraparound Grantees Nationwide

Orlando, Fla. — Covian Consulting was recently awarded a year-long contract with the University of Maryland to support Wraparound Programs across the country.

Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and supported by the University, a Wraparound Program is an intensive, individualized, holistic approach to working with high- and complex need youth and adolescents.

Wraparound principles emphasize the importance of individualized services offered in a collaborative and culturally relevant and competent approach.  The programs engage family members, service providers and community support organizations to work together to develop, implement and evaluate support provided around an individual youth.

Maritza Concha, Ph.D., president of Covian Consulting, said her firm was awarded the contract to provide technical assistance to grantees because of their expertise and experience in development of culturally competent programs and evaluation.

Covian’s first project under the contract is to assist One Community Partnership 2 which is the Wraparound Program in Broward County, Florida.

Covian Consulting provides consulting services and tools to help community-based organizations and small businesses with research, program evaluation, communication strategies, and staff development.

A client company of the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program, Covian Consulting is located at Central Florida Research Park in East Orange County.

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For more information contact

Maritza Concha Ph.D, Principal, Covian Consulting, 305-586-9588
Carol Ann Dykes, Site Manager, UCF Business Incubation Program, 407-207-7426
Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications Inc. 407-644-4142

About the UCF Business Incubation Program:
The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth / impact enterprises.   Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped hundreds of local startup companies reach their potential faster by providing vital business development resources.

With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs.  Participating companies sustain more than 3,600 local jobs and have had a total impact of $1.51B on regional sales and $2.48B on regional economic output.  During the last fiscal year, the program has returned $7.95 for every $1.00 invested in the program.   For more information, visit