GREENVILLE — An Open House of the new location of the Family Health’s Behavioral Health and Wellness Center took place on Monday.
The celebration was to showcase the expansion of the center’s services. Guests were greeted with a buffet of food; free chair massages; live music, from local high school students; a building tour and free giveaways. Dr. Laurie White greeted the crowd with gratitude and enthusiasm for what the new center brings now and in the future.
“We are very pleased with this turnout,” she said. “We are very excited to be at this point to have the space to expand our services. This has been a journey from when we started with one counselor part-time, to the growth that we have now.”
White went around the room and recognized various community partners that collaborate with and support the center’s comprehensive initiatives. In addition to the staff and board of directors, some of them include: the Darke County Commissioners, the YMCA, the Darke County Chamber of Commerce, the Coalition For A Healthy Darke County, Greenville Recovery and Wellness, the Darke County Courts, Darke County City Council, State of the Heart Care – Hospice, Comprehensive Health Network, Heartland of Greenville, the Brethren Home Community Services, Versailles Healthcare Center, Wayne Healthcare, the Darke County Health Department and Reid Healthcare.
“Many of you represented here today – we are going to work with and continue to rely on to help us develop and provide the wellness services,” White said. “Without you, we couldn’t provide our services.”
The Behavioral Health and Wellness Center’s Dietitian Lacie Grosch said that some of the center’s new staff additions include: a Psychiatrist, a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, a Patient Care Coordinator and a Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) care person with the Vivitrol Program. In addition, she explained how the staff can play a big role in behavioral health and wellness.
“It’s all about making steps to health and wellness,” she said. “We are all about meeting people where they are. If you are ready to make small changes, we accommodate a plan to customize those and build on.”
Family Health’s Behavioral Health and Wellness Center offers an educational series free to the public, beginning Feb. 13. The new location is 1101 Jackson Street, right next to the Greenville Family Health facility (Reid Medical Building) in Greenville. For more information, visit www.familyhealthservices.org.
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