Partnering to Provide Mental Health Services

Alarmed by the number of clients visiting the Lakewood Community Services Center for basic necessities that also exhibited signs of mental illness, Executive Director Trish Rooney felt that there had to be a way to get these clients the treatment they needed. She and Lovell Custard, Executive Director of Murtis Taylor, proposed a collaboration to offer an on-site Mental Health Services Provider. We were proud to fund this innovative collaboration that not only made access to mental health services much easier for clients than ever before, it also brought severely needed mental health services to Lakewood. The program has proved so successful that we were pleased to provide funding for the second year.