Parkview adds Christian-based mental health services with grant money

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A new program that will provide Christian-based mental health services to patients will begin soon in Allen and Noble counties.

The program is possible because Parkview Behavioral Health is receiving a $125,000 grant from The Lutheran Foundation.

The funds will be used to support personnel costs of new, faith-based outpatient therapy options.

Stacey Fleming, a spokeswoman for the Parkview Foundation, said there are few intensive outpatient therapy options in Allen County and the surrounding areas, especially those that are from the Christian perspective.

The project will also help uninsured and under-insured individuals have access to mental health services if they need them.

Parkview is prioritizing mental health after findings from its 2013 Parkview Community Needs Assessment.

Marcia Haaff, chief executive officer of The Lutheran Foundation, said the project was perfect for the company’s vision.

“The Lutheran Foundation’s vision is to promote spiritual, mental and physical well-being for all people,” she said. “This grant helps provide that mental and spiritual component while addressing an unmet need for individuals in crisis.”



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