Saline County Inter-Agency Council learns about Burrell Behavioral Health

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The Saline County Inter-Agency Council met for its regular meeting on Tuesday, March 26, to discuss upcoming nominations and new pamphlets, among other things.

The council created a committee to update and create a new pamphlet in hopes that it catches the attention of more community members, and serves as a resource for people in need. The Committee has agreed to meet on Wednesday, April 10, to finalize the new pamphlet.

The Nominating Committee will report next month, and voting should be done during the May’s meeting.

“Last month we met after the meeting, and we looked at the roster. We have a concern there is a lot of people who come to this meeting which are great assets, but they do not live in Saline County,” Nominating Committee Member Mary Ann Gilpin said. “So do they have a commitment to be an officer for this organization?”

Current President Jacci Grossenburg has served as president for two years and can no longer be elected, according to the bylaws. Treasurer David Van Horn and Vice President Marsha Williams cannot be re-elected either as they have already served their positions for two consecutive years.

Gilpin and Grossenburg both encouraged the representatives present to step up on the board. Grossenburg also explained that according to the bylaws if no one volunteers, she will have to nominate people for them.

This month’s program was presented by Sharron Roberts from Burrell Behavioral Health, which is a mental health clinic that helps over 40,000 clients across 17 counties in Missouri. The nearest location is in Sedalia.

“A lot of people have questions about how to access our services. So if you call to the clinic and schedule an appointment, they will set you up with an eligibility determination, and that will determine what services an individual is eligible for,” Roberts said.

They are able to help people who don’t have insurance with financial assistance for up to six months. They offer case management, crisis intervention, treatment, psychiatric services, addiction recovery, and therapy and counseling.

“We are in the school, we are in TLC and Marshall High School providing case management and therapy,” Roberts said. “And we also have outpatient services. A lot of times people want to come to our clinic and just receive medication management, but we try to allocate most of our provider time to the individuals who are coming in through case management, so there may be a waiting list.”

Representatives of the organizations in attendance made the following reports:

—Marsha Williams, Civil Air Patrol: They meet on Saturday mornings from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Marshall Municipal Airport. They are a composite squad composed of senior members and cadet members. They could use more senior members. They offer various training.

– Anna Conroy, Youth Career Manager/Missouri Job Center: They have extra funds to place youth in work experiences. Their summer job program is for low-income residents. They are looking for youth from 16 to 24 years old, and they will pay $9 an hour for 240 hours. They are also looking for work sites to place these youths. If interested call 660-885-5627.

–Michelle Hanson, Saline County Career Center: The SCCC has three classes available still, which are CPR certification class taught by Lori Godsey, Aromatherapy class, and a class to build a good  resume. The Marshall Job Fair will be on April 9 at the Martin Community Center.

–Robin Gerstner, United Health Care Association:It is an outreach organization that works with pregnant women, children and low-income parents.

–Courtney Campbell, Center for Human Services: They are still looking for volunteer opportunities. They are organizing their second annual Poker Run on May 4. This is an even to raise money to help fund the CHS programs.

– Jacki Carton, Mental Health Association: The Marshall High School organized a mental health awareness week from March 11- 15. The association helps the district with the purchase of a movie, which focused on suicide prevention.

–Janet Roll, HOOT Resource Center: The HOOT Resource Center is located on 700 E.Slater St., and it is designed to help Marshall students and families have access to basic needs, information and support, such as washer and dryer, showers, meals, Internet, and counseling. Their open Monday through Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

–Christy Erickson, Missouri Valley Community Action Agency: They have emergency funds available. Headstart and Weatherization are always taking application.

–Natisha Palmer, Powerhouse Community Development: They are organizing youth power summer camp from June 3 to Aug. 9, for kids from age 5 to 16. There are scholarships available for parents who need a little help. Registration forms can be picked up at the Powerhouse

Community Development Corporation or at Butterfield Village Cellar.

–Chelsea Clark, Lighthouse Shelter: Lighthouse will host a free educational event at the Missouri Valley College campus. The event will include speakers, such as a sexual assault survivor and an investigator from the Kansas City Sex Trafficking Task Force. It will be 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12 inside the Malcolm Center.

–Lorel Box, Marshall Ministerial Alliance: Community Holy Week will start on Tuesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. And on May 2, a breakfast will be held at the First Presbyterian Church for National Day of Prayer.

–Julie Lannan, Family Assistance Center with Missouri National Guard: She attends those meetings to gather resources so she can serve the service members and their families. They help the Army, they are also helping the Air Force, the Marines and more.

–AdamViquesney, M-Town CrossFit: They are organizing the "Strong Conference” on Saturday, April 13, at Missouri Valley College. The goal of this event is to strengthen mind, body and spirit. They will have seven different speakers to give the public resources to better their lives. It will be free for college students, and there is an admission fee for community members. All the proceed will go to the nonprofit organization Faith RXD, which is an organization that uses cross fit as a bridge to introduce people to Christ.

–Edne Harms, Habitat For Humanity: There is a new home being built on the coner of Edna Street and Lincoln Avenue. The project was on hold due to the bad weather, but they are working on it in full force now. People can help them by providing meals at noon for the workers on site.

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