Chartercare Foundation Awards CCA with No Walls Behavioral Health Grant
Paula Iacono, Executive Director, Chartercare Foundation presents to
Benedict F. Lessing, Jr., President/CEO, Alyssa Allyn, Contract Manager, and Michelle Taylor, Vice President of Social Health Services
Individuals attending The Harbour Youth Center's non-clinical programs will now be able to connect to behavioral health services with a newly designed access point within the program. Thanks to a $15,000 grant awarded by the Chartercare Foundation, the No Walls program will introduce youth center members in need of behavioral health clinical services more quickly through specialized groups. This comes at a time when waiting lists for behavioral health services are on the rise at The Harbour.
In one year, the program plans to serve 50 individuals. Four groups utilizing evidence-based practices will run sequentially for a period of 6 weeks each, with each group offered twice per year. Group therapy sessions, such as Create to Cope, Healing Stories, Audio Journaling, and a Dialectical Behavior Therapy group will reinforce healthy coping skills and promote effective communication as individuals work to achieve self-sufficiency.
Access to mental health professionals will be achieved in a timely manner by assessing clients throughout each group session and connecting those who are interested with behavioral health services as soon as possible. All staff are certified and trained to be providing these services effectively.
CCA’s “No Walls” approach builds upon the existing continuum of care by creating a bridge between nonclinical and clinical programs utilizing a network of providers and wrap around services to help each individual address their unique needs.