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District working with Care Solace to find mental health providers for families and staff

PMG FILE PHOTO - Gresham-Barlow School districts students, staff and their families will all be able to utilize Care Solace for their mental health needs. The Gresham-Barlow School District is partnering with Care Solace to expand access to community mental health and substance use treatment providers to all Gresham-Barlow students, staff and their families at no cost.

Care Solace's Care Companion team finds available providers in the community. Families and staff are also able to access the Care Solace online tool to anonymously search for community-based providers.

"We are committed to the well-being of our students and staff as we work to create a safe and healthy learning environment," said James Hiu, Gresham-Barlow's interim superintendent. "This new partnership will help our families and school staff easily find mental health care providers in the community equipped to meet their needs."

Care Solace helps families and staff navigate the mental health care system on their behalf, calling providers to find the right fit and availability. Families with private insurance, Medicaid, and no insurance are covered with the program.

Care Solace's care navigation system uses proprietary technology and a database of behavioral and mental health care resources to find verified therapists and programs.

"The return to in-person learning and the lasting effects of loss and grief pose new challenges for staff and families in the 2021-22 school year," said Chad Castruita, Founder and CEO of Care Solace. "We are proud to support the Gresham-Barlow School District in prioritizing the well-being of its school community by providing timely access into mental health care and substance use treatment services."


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