Seasons Center receives ‘Recovery Month’ grant

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Autumn’s Center is hosting a one-year anniversary celebration with a free kid’s carnival and open house from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19. The open house is in conjunction with the Spencer Chamber of Commerce’s After Hours. Autumn’s Center opened its doors in October 2016 and has since served more than 1,200 children.

With funding from the Iowa Department of Public Health, Division of Behavioral Health, Seasons will be joining state and national efforts in support of National Recovery Month. National Recovery Month or “Recovery Month” is held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. The theme for this year is “Strengthening Families and Communities.”

“We are appreciative of this funding to be used for a safe, family-friendly event in our community,” Katie Ping, the marketing and event coordinator at Seasons, said. “Come join us for a free event on Tuesday, Sept. 19, with carnival games, inflatables, crafts, face-painting and more.”

This is a community-wide celebration and the public and media are welcome to attend.

“Seasons is grateful to the Iowa Department of Public Health for this funding to support local community efforts for the promotion of behavioral health,” Seasons President and CEO Kim Scorza said. “We are appreciative of all of the support we’ve seen in our communities to help children in their recovery through Autumn’s Center.”

This spring, funding was also awarded by the Clay County Convention & Visitors Bureau to carry out this event.

Seasons is a non-profit organization and has been providing a broad range of psychiatric and behavioral health services to people and communities in northwest Iowa since 1959. Seasons strives to provide exceptional care to children, families, and adults through skilled, dedicated and passionate employees who use evidence-based treatment practices and innovative treatment techniques.

For more information on Camp Autumn and Seasons’ services, visit and the Seasons Center for Behavioral Health Facebook page.

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