A Project in the works...
For the past few months we have been working with many amazing community partners on a program that will be a positive step in the right direction in serving the most vulnerable citizens of our community. I wanted to do a quick, overdue post about the initiative because we are really excited to be a strong partner in this effort. You can read more about it here in an Olympian article that ran in October of last year. Also, check out the video below (click the button!) that was used at the St. Peter Foundation Christmas Forest Gala to learn more about the project. Thank you first and foremost to our former guest, Noblelee for sharing her story for this cause--she is incredibly strong and I feel honored to know her. Thank you to our community partners and here's to progress in the path towards more efficient and effective services in our city!!
"When the center opens, social services agencies will be located together to work as an integrated resource. Center staff will coordinate individuals’ care among multiple partner agencies. An advanced registered nurse practitioner will provide direct psychiatric health care, improving access to psychiatric medication when needed, and a case manager will support individuals in the short term while connecting them to long-term solutions."
Meg Martin, MSW, MHP, is the Shelter Program Director for The Interfaith Works Emergency Overnight Shelter.