Four County Expands East to Wabash CountyWABASH, Ind. - Building new relations in Wabash, Four County signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Metropolitan School District of Wabash County. This partnership now provides access of school-based services to students, parents, and educators. As the need for support and mental health services have been on the rise, this agreement comes at a timely manner for both the schools and community members of Wabash County.
Showcasing the agency's hard work toward continued expansion, Four County acknowledges the significance of this growth opportunity. As rural behavioral health specialists, the agency now serves eleven counties in North Central Indiana. Four County continues to challenge itself and team in order to learn, grow, and adapt while increasing access to a continuum of care. Superintendent for MSD of Wabash County Mike Keaffaber states, "We appreciate our partnership along with the many others who assist the students so we can fulfill our mission of inspiring a community of learners to discover and achieve their passion and potential."
MSD of Wabash County and Four County signed the MOU in March earlier this year, and have begun working together to identify students in need of school-based mental health services. “It is with great excitement that we have the opportunity to expand our school based programming into Wabash County and begin to serve Metropolitan School District of Wabash County. We have immediately begun to serve their students and corporation, providing them with social, emotional support and treatment within their schools” states Lisa Willis-Gidley, Vice President of Operations with Four County.
Four County has designed its school-based programming to meet the unique needs of school partners and are aligned with state educational initiatives . School-based supports can include: Therapists, School Psychologists, and Skills Trainers. School-based Skills Trainers are assigned to schools to support students who have emotional or behavioral difficulties that have a negative impact on academic and social performance in schools. Currently serving 29 school corporations and providing on-site services to 105 school buildings, Four County continues to grow and meet the need for rural behavioral health specialists through Better Care, Better Together.