As CareNet has grown over the past 40 years, we’ve evolved to become a true extender of existing services, rather than just a referral resource. In addition to providing traditional counseling, we now seek to provide ongoing support for patients as they participate in recovery or treatment plans and to educate the public about mental health challenges in our local communities.
1. Supporting our nationally-respected residency program and our ongoing workforce development
We must continue to expand our integrated workforce to provide the highest levels of education, support and clinical care for all of the communities we serve.
Through our unique three-year residency program, the only one of its kind in the country, we are training the next generation of spiritually-integrated counseling and psychotherapy professionals who will be prepared to serve outpatient clients and integrate into medical clinics.
2. Increasing access to care for the uninsured and underinsured
We must stand prepared and ready to serve. We must effectively treat as many individuals as we can, those who without our care will fall through the widening gaps that are now more prevalent than ever among the insured, underinsured and uninsured.
There is a growing disparity in the country between the rich and the poor, as well as an increasing health disparity. Caring for those who are uninsured is just as important to us as caring for those who are insured.
3. Deepening awareness of substance abuse issues (specifically the opioid epidemic) and educating the public about the path to recovery
We must step up and address the seriousness of this growing national epidemic, by delivering much-needed education and unveiling clear pathways to recovery.
We must restore fully functioning lives to those struggling with addiction, an epidemic that killed more than 28,000 people in 2014 (more than automobile accidents, homicides or suicides).
4. Broadening outreach to our aging and senior population
We must recognize the growing and ever present mental health needs of seniors. Our services are vital, both to them and those that find their role evolving from adult child to caregiver.
5. Educating our communities on the importance of identifying and addressing depression and suicide
We must assume and accept the responsibility to educate our communities about how to recognize depression and take the next steps in dealing with this life-altering and potentially life-ending disease.
Our vision is to launch a statewide campaign to raise awareness for the importance of addressing and preventing depression and suicide in our local communities.
Ready to Help?
We invite you to help support our transformative journey and give the gift of mental health and access for all. And, please remember, every gift, regardless of size, will have a lasting impact on those in need and the programs, outreach, counselors and life-changing counseling services we provide across the state and beyond.