Sets date for next SOC meeting.
Terre Haute, IN- Hamilton Center has been awarded the School Based Systems of Care grant by the Department of Mental Health and Addictions (DMHA). The grant provides $7,672 to strengthen the relationship between the SOC, the community, and local schools. Funds will be used to purchase marketing items specific to Vigo County’s Systems of Care and create a SOC website open to the public, giving children and families additional access to available resources.
This month’s SOC meeting took place on August, 20 2019 at Sarah Scott Middle School. As always community members, specifically those involved in the “system of care”, were invited to attend and share their thoughts and experiences. This communication promotes cultural competency and affords the members of the SOC an opportunity to assess the system for gaps in services.
The next meeting will be held on September 17 at 3:30 p.m. at Valley Health Professionals, located at 1530 N 7th St. in Terre Haute, IN.
“Hamilton Center’s primary goals in seeking this grant were to decrease mental health stigma within the schools, strengthen referral pathways from schools to the SOC, and cultivate linkages between schools and mental health providers in the community” said Dwight Weaver, Grant Coordinator, and Wraparound Coordinator at Hamilton Center, Inc. “By attacking these three areas we can begin to address the gaps in services some families experience,” he added.
Systems of Care (SOC) is a network of community resources for youth and their families. Organizations, agencies, and groups meet once a month at varying locations with the purpose of collaborating on the issues of familial, social, economic, and behavioral health needs in the community. Organizations involved in an SOC work together to connect those in need to service providers, decrease barriers to treatment, and help families navigate the “system of care”., By incorporating a broad array of services and supports into a coordinated effort, the SOC creates meaningful community partnerships, promotes the highest standards of care, and seeks to improve the lives of youth and families.
If you are interested in attending the monthly meetings you can find more information about times and locations on Facebook at @Vigo Co System of Care or call Dwight Weaver, Wraparound Coordinator, Hamilton Center, Inc., at 812-231-8194.