Learn more about West Central Behavioral Health.
Mental illness is prevalent and pervasive. It can strike anyone, at anytime, and affects people all over the world and from all walks of life.
The good news is that mental illness can also be successfully treated, and West Central Behavioral Health is an Upper Valley nonprofit mental-health organization serving individuals and families in New Hampshire’s lower Grafton and Sullivan Counties.
The organization has locations in Lebanon, Claremont, and Newport, New Hampshire, and provides services to those struggling with mental illness as well as to the friends, family members, and wide variety of caregivers who support them.
Because mental health disorders can span a spectrum from mild to severe, West Central Behavioral Health tailors its services accordingly. The organization provides a full continuum of care, including outpatient, emergency, case management, residential, and continuing care services. Its unique alliance with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center also allows for the coordination of hospital-based services.
How you can help:
Over the past year, a small and dedicated group of substance-abuse counselors in the Upper Valley has provided more than 1,500 hours of individual, group, and family counseling services to people who desperately need it. The counselors work for Headrest—and they need ongoing help from you in order to give ongoing help to others.
Headrest is an Upper Valley nonprofit dedicated to helping low-income populations struggling with addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. The organization’s clients have little or no financial means for therapy and support and often have nowhere else to turn.
Because the need is so great, the group’s ability to provide care is at capacity—and yet the number of needy clients continues to grow. Additional funding would enable the group to add the counselors and services needed to meet the demand.
That’s where you come in.
Examples of Headrest’s programs include detox, transitional living, outpatient counseling, support and recovery groups, outreach and community education, and more. In addition, Headrest maintains a 24-hour crisis hotline that responds to more than 10,000 calls each year from Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.
You Can Make a Difference
According to the Headrest website, no person is ever turned away, regardless of his or her ability to pay. And how does the organization pull it off? With your help. Donations from the community are an invaluable source of funding for Headrest, and the Co-op Community Partner program can make giving easy.
How you can help: