About Adult and Child Center

Adult and Child Center is 501c3 not for profit agency focused on providing high quality mental health & child welfare services across Central Indiana. We support the unique and complex needs of people who experience serious mental illness or serious emotional disturbances and we do this through a highly trained and supported staff of over 500 people. We believe the symptoms of mental illness and the results of experiencing trauma are treatable with a little extra support from qualified mental health clinicians. We are here to support the mental health and child safety needs of Indianapolis and surrounding area. Our behavioral health staff are embedded in over 100 area schools and work side by side with teachers and school staff to identify and engage children who struggle with emotional needs early in their education. We have staff embedded in area homeless shelters to focus on working with adults, children, and families who experience homelessness. We help identify those who experience mental health or substance use concerns and connect them to person centered services.

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Max Hoese Celebrates the “New” this New Year

This week, as we ring in the New Year, people across the world make New Year’s resolutions. “New Year, New You” is a common theme. If you’re making resolutions, but are unsure about being able to reach your goals, Max Hoese can serve as inspiration. He is living proof that  a “new you” is possible. […]

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Adult & Child Partners with Jane Pauley CHC for Integrated Health

Adult & Child Center is partnering with the Jane Pauley Community Health Center to provide primary care services within Adult & Child’s behavioral health offices at 8320 Madison Ave., Indianapolis. The new integrated health clinic offers a team approach to total health care for ages 13 and older. The clinic opened its doors on Tuesday, […]

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Second Grader’s Thanksgiving Note: I am thankful for you

It doesn’t get much better than receiving a note of appreciation from a second-grader, in crayon, on her Thanksgiving Turkey project. A second grade student at Arlington Elementary School recently chose to use her Thanksgiving project to thank Adult & Child staff.   The note reads:  Dear Adult and Child, I am thankful for you. For […]