Local activists held a prayer vigil Saturday morning in hopes that the Douglas County Treatment and Recovery Center will open its doors soon.
Behavioral health staff and leaders said Wednesday no one needing help would be turned away once the Treatment and Recovery Center of Douglas County opens, but they offered up scenarios explaining how inpatient access would be limited, at least for some.
Behavioral Health Partners Inc. has decided to withdraw from consideration to operate the Douglas County Treatment and Recovery Center. Instead, Bert Nash will take the reins.
The Douglas County Commission on Wednesday will hear an update on the county’s Treatment and Recovery Center, including a proposed phased opening plan. It will also consider providing additional funds for social detox services until the TRC is fully operational.
After what critics call decades of underfunding, mental health reform is underway in Kansas. Here’s a Q&A on what it means for Bert Nash and its clients.
There’s a ”pediatric therapeutic desert” here in Lawrence, one mom says.
A play therapy provider says it’s a crisis “in the sense that there’s just not enough of us to do the work.”
Missed details and deadlines surrounding the management of the Treatment and Recovery Center of Douglas County led the county administrator to consider bringing in an out-of-state for-profit management company to assist local nonprofit behavioral health leaders, she said.
Douglas County commissioners on Wednesday agreed to increase funding in support of the mobile team that responds to people in behavioral health crises.
The Douglas County Commission on Wednesday will consider providing additional funding that would enable the county’s mobile response team to increase its crisis response services to 18 hours a day, and 24/7 coverage by May.
Two major players in the launch of the long-awaited Treatment and Recovery Center of Douglas County expressed concerns Monday about the county’s interest in contracting with a for-profit management company to oversee the center.
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