Seasons Center mobile crisis service funding

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Seasons Center received funding from Northwest Iowa Care Connections to provide mobile crisis services in six counties in northwest Iowa beginning Jan. 1, 2018. The mobile crisis services will cover Clay, Dickinson, O’Brien, Osceola, Lyon and Palo Alto counties.

Mobile crisis services involve a crisis response staff who provide on-site, in-person intervention for individuals experiencing a mental health and/or substance abuse crisis, provided in the individual’s home or at locations in the community. Mobile crisis is delivered by trained professionals and sometimes in conjunction with law enforcement.

“The purpose of the proposed project is to provide a call center, on-site screening, consultation, treatment engagement, brief treatment and referral for residents of Northwest Iowa Care Connections who are in need of crisis services regardless of funding,” said Christina Eggink-Postma, Vice President of Program Coordination and Compliance at Seasons. “Funding from NWIACC will provide us with the opportunity to deliver mobile crisis in several counties where we provide services.”

The mobile crisis response team will be responsible for fielding calls 24 hours a day, year round, delivering mobile crisis services to the individual’s location, and coordinating follow-up care. Seasons will begin recruiting and training staff and providing education on the mobile crisis prior to implementing services beginning Jan. 1.

“We are excited and grateful to be chosen as a recipient of these grant funds,” says Kim Scorza, President/CEO for Seasons. “This funding will allow us to better meet the needs of our clients and patients in a community-based setting. We greatly appreciate Kim Wilson, Chief Executive Officer at Northwest Iowa Care Connections, for her leadership and the board for making the money available to those in crisis.”

For more information on services provided by Seasons, Autumn’s Center, and Camp Autumn, visit the website at: www.seasonscenter.org or call 1-800-242-5101.

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