October 2017

2017 Hamilton Awards Presented


Each year, Hamilton Center, honors the achievements of businesses and individuals in the community that have contributed significantly to the cause of mental health/addiction. The awards are named in honor of Katherine Hamilton, a woman devoted to helping the cause by improving care for those in need. Awards were given at Hamilton Center’s Annual Meeting … Continue reading 2017 Hamilton Awards Presented

Hamilton Center Hosts Pre-Party for Fire Prevention Parade


Hamilton Center will host a pre-party event preceding the Sugar Creek Fire Department Fire Prevention Parade Saturday, October 14 from 5 – 7 pm. The event will be held at Hamilton Center, 805 W National Avenue. Hamilton Center is inviting the community to enjoy free food, bounce houses, games, and education and resources from the … Continue reading Hamilton Center Hosts Pre-Party for Fire Prevention Parade

September 2017

Hamilton Center Accepting Donations for Hurricane Victims


Hamilton Center will be accepting donations for the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Collection barrels will be available at all Hamilton Center locations from Monday, September 25 through Friday, October 6. The items needed in order of priority are as follows: Toilet paper Paper towels Kleenex New Socks and underwear Hand sanitizer Bleach Diapers … Continue reading Hamilton Center Accepting Donations for Hurricane Victims

June 2017

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Hyper-Vigilance


By William Little, LSW, Veteran Program Coordinator/Therapist, Hamilton Center Independence Day is a celebration of our freedom and rights to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”. However, this day can create a feeling of terror for the brave veterans who have protected our freedom. Fireworks season can trigger PTSD and cause feelings of discomfort. … Continue reading Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Hyper-Vigilance

May 2017

Sheriff’s Shootout Raises Funds for Individuals with Employment Barriers


Hamilton Center announces the 26th annual Sheriff’s Shootout golf fundraiser. The event is one of the longest running charity golf events in the Wabash Valley. Golfers will be teeing off at Rea Park on Friday, May 12 at 7:30am and 1:00pm. Historically the funds from the Sheriff’s Shootout have been donated to Hamilton Center’s Child … Continue reading Sheriff’s Shootout Raises Funds for Individuals with Employment Barriers

Master in Social Work Student of the Year


Lakisha Johnson recently received an award for outstanding Master in Social Work Student of the Year from the Indiana Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). This award honors an Indiana student member who exemplifes the profession’s values/ethics, goals, and mission. NASW chooses a student with an overall accomplishment and commitment in an … Continue reading Master in Social Work Student of the Year

April 2017

May is Mental Health Month


Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition; 1 in 5 Americans will be affected by a mental health condition in their lifetime. Mental illness and addiction not only affects the person suffering but it also impacts family, friends and the entire community.  It is important to remember … Continue reading May is Mental Health Month

Mental Health Carnival


Hamilton Center will host a carnival Friday, May 5 for Youth Mental Health Awareness Month. The event will be held from 4-6 pm in front of Hamilton Center’s Child and Adolescent Service building, 500 8th Ave. in Terre Haute. Mental Health Month was started 68 years ago by Mental Health America, to raise awareness about … Continue reading Mental Health Carnival

March 2017

Hamilton Center Holds Consumer Connection Luncheon


On March 7, 2017 Hamilton Center held a luncheon in the Child and Adolescent Services gymnasium, Vigo County, in honor of the consumers at Hamilton Center, Inc. The luncheon, also referred to as the Consumer Connection, was established to collaborate with consumers on continuous quality improvement of treatment service and enhance overall wellness. “The goal … Continue reading Hamilton Center Holds Consumer Connection Luncheon

Law Enforcement Training for Mental Health Crises


Hamilton Center, Inc. and local community partners are working together to create a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Monday, March 6 through Friday, March 10 in the Community Room in Hamilton Center at 500 8th Avenue. The CIT program provides training and education to law enforcement officers to assist them in more effectively managing a behavioral … Continue reading Law Enforcement Training for Mental Health Crises

February 2017

Hamilton Center Welcomes New Therapy Dog for Children


Hawkeye, a three- year- old white German Shepherd, has become an enhancement to therapy for the children in services at Hamilton Center. Hawkeye is a Certified Therapy Dog through Therapy Dogs International (TDI) and will be working with children who are diagnosed with autism, ADHD or have experienced trauma or other crisis situations. Hawkeye is … Continue reading Hamilton Center Welcomes New Therapy Dog for Children

January 2017

Point-in-Time Count Set for January 25 in Region 7


The annual Point in Time (PIT) count will take place Wednesday, January 25 in Region 7. The event is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons which is conducted on a single night in January through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Wabash Valley Planning Council on Homelessness (WVPCH). The … Continue reading Point-in-Time Count Set for January 25 in Region 7

December 2016

Hamilton Center Introduces Youth Mental Health First Aid to Sullivan County


Hamilton Center is initiating the Youth Mental Health First Aid Program at Sullivan County Public Library, 100 S. Crowder Street, Monday January 9, 2017 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.  Certified instructors will train members of the public involved with youth to improve mental health literacy – helping them identify, understand, and respond to signs … Continue reading Hamilton Center Introduces Youth Mental Health First Aid to Sullivan County

Hamilton Center Staff Honored as Indiana Hero for Recovery


Jennifer Tickle, Start Family Mentor, Hamilton Center, Inc. is being honored at the Heroes for Recovery Luncheon at the Columbia Club in Indianapolis Thursday, December 15 at 11:45am. Heroes for Recovery is a recognition program created by Mental Health America of Indiana in partnership with Choices. The program celebrates those in the recovery community that … Continue reading Hamilton Center Staff Honored as Indiana Hero for Recovery

November 2016

Hamilton Center Offers Youth Mental Health First Aid to Vigo County


Hamilton Center will hold a Youth Mental Health First Aid training program at Vigo County CASA, 141 Oak Street, Terre Haute, IN, Tuesday, December 13 and Wednesday,  December 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This eight hour training is taught in two 4 hour sessions to accommodate a busy work schedule; participants must attend … Continue reading Hamilton Center Offers Youth Mental Health First Aid to Vigo County

October 2016

2016 Hamilton Awards Presented


Each year, Hamilton Center, honors the achievements of businesses and individuals in the community that have contributed significantly to the cause of mental health/addiction. The awards are named in honor of Katherine Hamilton, a woman devoted to helping the cause by improving care for those in need. Awards were given at Hamilton Center’s Annual Meeting … Continue reading 2016 Hamilton Awards Presented

Hamilton Center Introduces Youth Mental Health First Aid to Owen County


Hamilton Center is initiating the Youth Mental Health First Aid Program at Owen County Family YMCA, 1111 W. Hwy 46, Spencer, IN, Tuesday, November 8 from 8 am to 5 pm.  Certified instructors will train members of the public involved with youth to improve mental health literacy – helping them identify, understand, and respond to … Continue reading Hamilton Center Introduces Youth Mental Health First Aid to Owen County

Hamilton Center Celebrates 45 Years


Hamilton Center will host its’ annual awards dinner Tuesday, October 25 at 5:30pm in Hulman Center. The event will feature keynote speaker Kevin Hines. Hines, a suicide survivor and mental health advocate, will share his story of attempting to take his life by leaping off the Golden Gate Bridge. He remains in the one percentile … Continue reading Hamilton Center Celebrates 45 Years

September 2016

YMHFA – Sullivan


Hamilton Center is initiating the Youth Mental Health First Aid Program at Sullivan First Christian Church, 105 Broad Street, Friday, September 30 from 8 am to 5 pm.  Certified instructors will train members of the public involved with youth to improve mental health literacy – helping them identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental … Continue reading YMHFA – Sullivan

2016 Art Contest Rules and Entry Form


  Please click the link below to view the rules and entry form for the 2016 Art Contest: 2016-art-contest-announcement-rules-entry-form

22 Push-up Challenge


Hamilton Center’s Military and Veteran Program Coordinator, William Little, has accepted the 22 Pushup Challenge from Vigo County Veteran’s Court Judge John Roach. The purpose of the challenge is to honor those who serve, and raise awareness for veterans’ suicide prevention. This is a social media-based challenge where individuals perform 22 push-ups per day for … Continue reading 22 Push-up Challenge

Be the Change


Over 170 people attended an event called “Be the Change” hosted by Cindy Martin to benefit Hamilton Center Foundation Inc.   The event was held at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and celebrated Cindy’s journey healing from anxiety and depression. Highlighted were activities that played an important role in her recovery- yoga, cross fit and prayer and meditation. … Continue reading Be the Change

August 2016

We Live


Hamilton Center, Inc. welcomes the community to attend a free back-to-school event at Rose Park, 1515 Locust Street, on Saturday, August 20 from 11 am – 3 pm. The event will bring together community partners to offer resources and entertainment for children and families. Hamilton Center is targeting the neighborhoods surrounding Rose Park, but all … Continue reading We Live

July 2016

YMHFA Workshop


Hamilton Center, Inc. will host a Youth Mental Health First Aid Workshop at their Child & Adolescent Services building in Terre Haute on Friday, August 19th. The purpose of the workshop is to remove the stigma of seeking help for mental health issues, equip community members with the skills to reach out and help youth … Continue reading YMHFA Workshop

June 2016

Diversity Walk


The Terre Haute Tomorrow Diversity/Socio-economic Committee will host a Diversity Walk starting and ending at the Vigo County School Corporation Saturday, June 25. The purpose of the walk is to invite the community of Terre Haute to be inclusive and accepting of all people. This year is the second year for the event and the … Continue reading Diversity Walk

May 2016

Project SEARCH Honoring Graduates


A completion ceremony will be held in honor of the 2016 Project SEARCH  graduates Wednesday, June 1, 2016 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. The event will take place at Covered Bridge Girl Scout Council Auditorium at 1100 Girl Scout Lane, Terre Haute, IN 47807. Project SEARCH, a high school transition program, is a unique … Continue reading Project SEARCH Honoring Graduates

Youth Mental Health First Aid


Hamilton Center, Inc. will host Youth Mental Health First Aid training on June 14, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Seats are available for the first twenty registrants. The audience for this training will include community youth workers, agency youth workers, faith-based youth workers, or anyone who works with the youth population. Youth Mental … Continue reading Youth Mental Health First Aid

25th Annual Sheriff’s Shootout


Hamilton Center announces the 25th anniversary of its annual golf fundraiser. The Sheriff’s Shootout is one of the longest running charity golf events in the Wabash Valley.  The event will take place at Rea Park on Friday, May 13 with teams and individuals teeing off at 7:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. A continental breakfast will … Continue reading 25th Annual Sheriff’s Shootout

April 2016

Project AWARE “Train the Trainer”


National trainers for youth mental health first aid (YMHFA) are educating thirty volunteers at Hamilton Center this week for the initiative, Project AWARE. Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) started as a national goal from President Obama to “reach 750,000 young people through programs to identify mental illness early and refer them to … Continue reading Project AWARE “Train the Trainer”

Spring Cleaning with Meaning


During the Point in Time homeless count on January 28th, 2016, Katherine Korak-Hutchens, a 5th grader at Ouabache Elementary School, decided she wanted to help others less fortunate than her.  Katherine wanted to have a clothing drive to benefit all ages of those in need. In collaboration with her mother, Dr. Jennifer Hutchens, Clinical Supervisor, … Continue reading Spring Cleaning with Meaning

Handprints for Hope


It started out as a blank wall in Hamilton Center’s Child and Adolescent Services building. Nothing much to look at except an expanse of standard neutral color not unlike any other office hallway. The children who are provided services in this building needed it to be more. With the help of Clinical Supervisor, Missy Burton, … Continue reading Handprints for Hope

Fighting Back for Mental Health


Hamilton Center will host an event on May 6 for Mental Health Awareness Month. The theme for the kick-off is “Fighting Back for Mental Health,” which is partly inspired by the current pop hit, “Fight Song.” The goal is to encourage youth to “fight off” the stigma of mental illness. The event will be held … Continue reading Fighting Back for Mental Health

March 2016

Play for the Kids


Terre Haute, IN – Hamilton Center announces the 25th anniversary of its’ annual golf fundraiser. The Sheriff’s Shootout is one of the longest running charity golf events in the Wabash Valley.  The event will take place at Rea Park on Friday, May 13th with teams and individuals teeing off at 7:30 am and 1 p.m. … Continue reading Play for the Kids

Project AWARE


Hamilton Center is seeking individuals interested in Youth Mental Health First Aid training. The organization received grant monies from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to fund a program called Project AWARE. The program will increase mental health literacy in adults who interact with adolescents. Hamilton Center is hosting a “train the trainer” … Continue reading Project AWARE

The Successful Recipe for Disability Inclusion


Hamilton Center is hosting an interactive training for disability inclusion. The all-day training event will be held at the Palms Conference Center in Plainfield, IN on Thursday, March 24th. This workshop will include guest speakers, Deb Dagit, President of Deb Dagit Diversity, and Marcy Hintzman, Chairperson, ADA Indiana. The speakers will provide common sense, down … Continue reading The Successful Recipe for Disability Inclusion

February 2016

Local Child Care Program Awarded Rating


Hamilton Center Early Head Start Child Care has achieved a Level 3 rating in Paths to QUALITY™. Paths to QUALITY is Indiana’s quality rating and improvement system for child care programs. It is a consistent set of standards to help parents identify licensed child care centers, licensed family child care homes, and unlicensed registered ministries … Continue reading Local Child Care Program Awarded Rating

HCI Foundation Making Huge Impact


Hamilton Center, Inc. is a regional behavioral health system serving central and west central Indiana.  The organization provides mental health, addiction and employment services to 13,000 consumers a year in a 10 county area. In addition to these services, Hamilton Center provides a large volume of case management and other services designed to help consumers … Continue reading HCI Foundation Making Huge Impact

January 2016

Hamilton Center Receives Community Foundation Grant


The Wabash Valley Community Foundation awarded Hamilton Center $1,500 to implement the Incredible Years. The proceeds will be used to promote proactive parenting skills through education and proven practices. The Incredible Years is a program dedicated to building parent competencies and promoting parent involvement. Parent groups are set up in 12-20 group sessions conducted weekly … Continue reading Hamilton Center Receives Community Foundation Grant

December 2015

Hamilton Center Foundation Makes First Distribution to Hamilton Center


The Hamilton Center Foundation Board of Directors presented $50,000 to the Hamilton Center Board of Directors at a breakfast reception. The distribution represents the first grant to Hamilton Center since the organization’s inception.  The money will be used for critical and/or emergent needs of Hamilton Center clients where no other funding can be obtained. Included … Continue reading Hamilton Center Foundation Makes First Distribution to Hamilton Center

Hamilton Center Gifts Bikes for Holiday Season


Hamilton Center, Inc. gives the gift of transportation to those in need with the help of a generous donation from Shifting Gears, a program through Bicycle Garage Indy. Nine bikes will be donated to consumers today for the holiday season in Clay, Marion, and Putnam Counties. Shifting Gears is a program that obtains used bicycles … Continue reading Hamilton Center Gifts Bikes for Holiday Season

November 2015

Local NWTF Chapter Giving Donations to Families in Community


The Sycamore Ridge Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is raising the spirits of needy families in the community by providing food for Thanksgiving dinners. Through the Turkey Hunters Care program, the Sycamore Ridge Strutters Chapter is providing one hundred seventy five (175) turkeys to families in the area to help complete the … Continue reading Local NWTF Chapter Giving Donations to Families in Community

October 2015

Hamilton Center Announces 2015 Art Winners


The “Light the Way” art contest, sponsored by Hamilton Center, Inc. (HCI), challenged middle-high school students and adults from all counties that HCI serves to submit an entry for creative writing, poetry, or artwork using the theme to express their views on mental illness. All contestants received honorable mention and blue ribbon winners were chosen … Continue reading Hamilton Center Announces 2015 Art Winners

Seth Davis Keynote Speaker for Hamilton Center Annual Dinner


Hamilton Center will host its 44th annual awards dinner on Oct. 27 with CBS Sports analyst Seth Davis as featured speaker. Davis’s talk will focus on the impact of mental health in college athletics. In addition to his role as a college basketball analyst for CBS, Davis is a senior writer for Sports Illustrated and … Continue reading Seth Davis Keynote Speaker for Hamilton Center Annual Dinner

September 2015

Hamilton Center, Inc. Receives $100,000 Grant from the Division of Mental Health and Addiction


Hamilton Center, Inc. received funding from the Division of Mental Health and Addiction to provide an evidence based practice for a school social service program. The proposed project will focus on one elementary school in each of the five counties of Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion, and Vigo. Data shows low rankings for these counties in … Continue reading Hamilton Center, Inc. Receives $100,000 Grant from the Division of Mental Health and Addiction

August 2015

Hamilton Center, Inc. Receives $124,000 Federal Grant


Hamilton Center, Inc. has received a $124,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to fund a program that will increase mental health literacy in adults who interact with adolescents. The goal of the federal Project AWARE is to train at least 3,000 adults, nationally, as “Youth Mental Health First-Aid” instructors, who … Continue reading Hamilton Center, Inc. Receives $124,000 Federal Grant

Hamilton Center Parenting Expert Wins Healthy Families Award


Hamilton Center’s Margie Grayless was awarded the 2015 Program Manager of the Year for Healthy Families Indiana. Healthy Families is an intensive home visiting program designed to enhance early childhood outcomes and prevent child abuse and neglect. The program, based on proven results, began in Indiana in 1994. Vigo County became a pilot site with … Continue reading Hamilton Center Parenting Expert Wins Healthy Families Award

Hamilton Center, Inc. Announces 2nd Annual Wellness Fair for National Recovery Month


Indianapolis, IN-Hamilton Center, Inc. (HCI) welcomes the community to a free wellness fair from 10am-2pm on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 2160 N. Illinois St. The event is in observance of National Recovery Month. HCI is promoting healthy lifestyles in collaboration with local agencies and sponsors. The wellness fair is designed to provide basic health … Continue reading Hamilton Center, Inc. Announces 2nd Annual Wellness Fair for National Recovery Month

Hamilton Center Teams Up with Local Business for All Star Hoop Classic


On Saturday, August 8th, 2015, Hamilton Center, Inc. will partner with, Armondo Blakely, owner of Starting Lineup Barber and Beauty, to promote the fourth annual Starting Lineup Allstar Classic. The basketball tournament will be held at the Booker T. Washington Community Center in Terre Haute from 11 am – 5 pm. Hamilton Center is the … Continue reading Hamilton Center Teams Up with Local Business for All Star Hoop Classic

2015 Art Contest


Light the Way 2015 Hamilton Center, Inc. (HCI) is a community mental health center that provides behavioral healthcare, wellness and human development services for people from birth through older adulthood. Since 1971, the organization has been building hope and changing lives through a broad array of mental health and addiction programs and services. Most people … Continue reading 2015 Art Contest

May 2015

May is Mental Health Month


Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. During the month of May, Hamilton Center and the rest of the country are bringing awareness to mental illness.

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