2009 Report to the Community
2009 Fiscal Year Service Highlights
- In collaboration with Salvation Army, Vigo County Child and Adolescent Services registered 118 families for holiday assistance (Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets); and 79 families (147 children total) for back-to-school supplies.
- Vigo County Child and Adolescent Services continues to be an active partner with the PALS Program (Partners Advancing Literacy Skills).
- Clay County Hamilton Center provided Case Managers at several Clay County schools for the 2008-2009 school year, and will continue to do so in 2009-2010.
- Several new Clinical and Activities of Daily Living groups for children, adolescents and adults were started in the Clay County location. These groups included an Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program for Drug and Alcohol issues.
- Through a collaborative effort with the Vigo County Health Department, 96% of the Early Head Start children received age appropriate lead and hemoglobin testing.
- Families enrolled in the Healthy Families and Early Head Start programs benefited from the generous contributions of the West Vigo High School students who raised money and wrote grants to provide Christmas gifts, health and safety kits, newborn baby items and blankets to families.
- Hamilton Center’s Greene County Linton office provided multiple groups through the summer months: A teen behavioral group, in collaboration with Open Arms group home; two children’s clinics for ages 6 to 9 and 9 to 12; and a play therapy summer group, offered through HCI’s on-site therapist at Shakamak school.
- Wraparound Vigo was able to utilize the Community Alternatives to Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (CA-PRTF) demonstration grant through DMHA to provide more intensive services to children who meet high level of care needs to keep them in their homes, schools and communities, rather than in a more restrictive environment. Vigo has been able to identify and work with approximately 35 children on this grant.
- Wraparound Vigo received 91 referrals this past fiscal year from a variety of community referral sources.
- Wraparound in Region 8 was able to receive funding through the Division of Children Services Regional Service Council with the goal to prevent kids and families from having involvement with the Division of Children Services and Juvenile System.
- In an effort to improve psychiatric wait times, Hamilton Center Medical Services hired the first Clinical Nurse Specialist and is developing additional Hamilton Center nursing staff to become certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners.
- The Access to Recovery (ATR) Program was instituted to assist individuals in Vigo County with a substance use problem to access and finance a variety of needed services.
- Hamilton Center provided financial management training to 86 managers as a component of the Strategic Plan.
- Hamilton Center participated in a 501(c)(3) Compliance Audit to assure that we are continuing to protect our non-profit status.
- Work continued toward completion of a $25,000 addition on the Greene County Bloomfield Satellite Office, which will allow us to provide additional services.
- Greene County Bloomfield developed new partnerships – Bloomfield and Eastern Greene – to bring behavioral health services into the schools.
- Greene County Bloomfield received a $2,500 grant from the Local Coordinating Council of Greene County.
- Employment Solutions was chosen as one of five pilot sites for the implementation of Project SEARCH in Indiana, which will begin in November 2009 with business partners Union Hospital and Covered Bridge Special Education District. The program will provide internships for high school students with disabilities.
- The Day Services Department of Spectrum has successfully implemented a Music Therapy Program. Our licensed Music Therapist serves 25 clients plus provides four music groups for Day Services consumers each week.
- Thanks to several funding sources, the Spectrum Courtyard has been developed in the green space adjacent to the Spectrum building. The Wabash Valley Community Foundation provided funding for picnic tables, benches and gliders and various business owners donated services to assist with the concrete work and landscaping.
- Hamilton Center collaborated with the Lugar Center for Rural Health to provide telemedicine 24 hours a day through the emergency rooms of both Union Hospital (Clinton and Terre Haute) and Sullivan Hospital. Telemedicine is also provided to the Vigo County Jail.
2009 Fiscal Report in pdf format (1.3 MB)
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