Adult & Child Health (A&C) is excited to head into the third year of their partnership with Kendrick Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that supports education and initiatives that improve the health and well-being of Morgan County residents. This three-year commitment aims to support school-based and school-linked mental health services for Morgan County school-aged youth.
During the first year of the program, A&C served nearly 200 students across Mooresville, Martinsville, and Monrovia school districts. Beyond the school setting, A&C staff worked with more than 40 families of enrolled students as a link to clinical services and family therapy sessions.
“We are very grateful for our partnership with Adult and Child. We know working together we can better serve our students and meet their mental health needs,” said Windy McGowen, Mooresville County School District.
Year two concluded with incredible growth for the program, which directly served nearly 800 youth and families. Also new this year for A&C were an increase in community outreach, caregiver support and training, teacher support and training, building connections across Morgan County, increased mental health awareness education, and continued service provision for more youth and families across Morgan County.
“We are so excited to continue our partnership with the Kendrick Foundation and appreciate the collaboration with Mooresville, Martinsville, and Monrovia Schools. It has been a pleasure to lead our teams through this growth and program development over the last two years and now excited to see what we can offer in year three!” said Elizabeth Stirn, LCSW, Assistant Director of School-based Services. “We are proud to be a part of this mental health initiative with the Kendrick Foundation and work to improve the overall well-being of students and families in Morgan County.”
Keylee Wright, Executive Director at Kendrick Foundation, Inc., said of the program, “When we invest in children’s mental health to make sure they can get the right care at the right time, we improve the lives of children, youth, and families — and our communities. As a result of this initiative, Morgan County residents have greater access to mental health practitioners and services regardless of their ability to pay.”
Adult & Child Health is an accredited nonprofit primary care, behavioral health, and social services provider with multiple locations in central Indiana. We strive for caring communities, where every child, adult and family have the opportunities they need to live healthy, happy, productive lives. For more information about Adult & Child Health programs, please contact Cate Porter, Marketing & Communication Manager, at 317-882-5122.