2010 Report to the Community
2010 Fiscal Year Service Highlights
- Sullivan County received a total of $4,000 from two LCC grants to support a Relapse
Prevention Program. This group has helped clients and community members receive
additional support in substance abuse recovery.
- The Sullivan office volunteered to complete a six-week Addiction/Recovery Program for
the Sullivan County Jail. Eight inmates completed the program.
- The Vermillion County office coordinated integrated medical/psychological treatment
with the Vermillion Parke Community Health Center by providing a mental health
therapist at that location four hours weekly through an HRSA grant with that
community health center and the Lugar Center.
- The Vigo County Addictions office provided addiction services and screening to the
U.S. Probation Department through a renewable three-year grant.
- The Access to Recovery Program funded addiction services through Hamilton Center
to indigent Vigo County residents in the amount of $140,405.
- Child and Adolescent Services continued to be an active partner (along with Vigo
County Schools, Vigo County Public Library, Indiana State University and Wabash
Valley Community Foundation) in the PALS Program (Partners Advancing Literacy
- Child and Adolescent Services staff, in collaboration with the Salvation Army, linked
163 families to holiday assistance and 120 families (250 children) to back to
- Received a $2,760 grant from the Wabash Valley Community Foundation for equipment
for the Spectrum Services Garage Band.
- Received a $1,000 grant from First Financial Bank's Benson Trust for personal hygiene
items for Inpatient Unit patients.
- Received a $3,250 grant from Wabash Valley Community Foundation for Early
Headstart to purchase carpet and educational supplies.
- The collaborative effort between the Richard G. Lugar Center and Hamilton Center was
expanded to include telemedicine relationships with Sullivan County Hospital, Union
Hospital Clinton, Greene County Hospital and St. Vincent Clay Hospital.
- The Clay County office increased the number of groups offered to consumers, which
now offers 27 groups serving children, adolescents and adults, held in the office,
community and schools.
- Clay County received a grant from the Clay County Substance Abuse Coalition to begin
a Healthy Living group that will focus on helping our consumers become tobacco free.
Lisa Tincher completed training and was hired as our third Advance Practice Nurse.
Brooke Kempf completed training as an Advance Practice Nurse.
- Dr. David Thomas and Dr. Abdul Subhan joined our medical staff.
- Spectrum Services partnered with West Vigo High School technology students to
build a pergola in the newly created courtyard.
- Infant and Toddler Services hosted a reading day with United Way's "Mother Goose
on the Loose" for clients and families.
- Hamilton Center won the Advocacy Award through Indiana Rural Health Association
for its collaboration with the Lugar Center on telemedicine.
- Spectrum Services was named winner of the Campus Compact Award for its
work with ISU's Center for Public Service and Community Engagement.
- HCI employee, Virgil Macke, received "Heroes in the Fight" state award from
Lilly USA for his outstanding work in the field of mental health.
- Hamilton Center's Child and Adolescent and Infant and Toddler Services Programs
received a mural from Unison Engine Components' Community Involvement Team.
- Spectrum Services' Employment Solutions successfully implemented the first year of
Project SEARCH – a nationwide internship program for students with disabilities who
are transitioning out of high school. The program concluded in May with nine students
"graduating." Community partners included Union Hospital, Vocational Rehabilitation
Services, Covered Bridge Special Education District, Vigo County School Corporation
and Indiana Institute on Community and Disability.
- Spectrum is the lead agency for the Business Leadership Network-Wabash
Valley Chapter. The BLN is a national business-to-business program that promotes
hiring persons with disabilities as a good business practice. The chapter hosts
a Business Leader group that meets quarterly to hear about programs, network with
supported employment providers and hear guest speakers on various disability issues.
- Spectrum staff was instrumental in establishing a new organization that promotes
disability awareness. The group fondly named themselves D.A.W.G., Disability
Awareness Work Group.
- Wraparound Hendricks County was able to utilize the Community Alternatives to
Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (CA-PRTF) demonstration grant through
DMHA to provide more intensive services to children who demonstrate a high level of
care needs to keep them in their homes, schools and communities, rather than in a
more restrictive environment. Hendricks County has 10 children on this grant.
Hendricks County was instrumental in improving the provision of services to
the five counties in its Headstart region. Hendricks County provided both
classroom and individual observations to eight Headstart classrooms in
Hendricks and Morgan counties.
- Putnam County HCI reestablished school-based counseling services at North
Putnam High School and Bainbridge Elementary School.
- Putnam County HCI continued to partner with Mental Health America Putnam
County by providing several community presentations such as Dealing with
Depression, Prescription Drug Abuse, Dealing with Bullies, etc.
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