Burrell Behavioral Health and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield announced a partnership to expand the mental health services that will be available to club members.
The two organizations have a long standing partnership where Burrell has helped Club youth and families with community resources. The new agreement will expand services to include clinical behavioral health services.
“The Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield has been a pillar of our community for more than 80 years,” Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield Chief Executive Officer Brandy Harris said in a statement. “The Clubs are uniquely positioned to help develop meaningful relationships with families, provide learning resources and curriculum with highly trained and caring staff.”
Harris noted that with the current pandemic many of the Club member and their families are struggling with everyday life.
“We are providing our Club members and their families stability and structure during these unstable times,” Harris said. “Our organization takes great pride in partnering with community partners and other non-profits. By partnering with Burrell Behavioral Health, we will not only be able to provide academic and recreational support, but now emotional support to the youth who need us most.”
Burrell will be placing licensed clinicians on-site at club locations and they will be providing group therapy sessions at the Musgrave and Fremont units.
“The ability to meet with anyone, and particularly youth, in settings where they are comfortable and connected is vital to Burrell’s mission providing seamless access to behavioral health services,” Burrell Behavioral Health President & CEO C.J. Davis said in a statement. “The Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield has been a valuable partner of Burrell’s for many years, and we couldn’t be more appreciative of the opportunity to expand this important work to include expert clinical services, especially at a time when youth and families need connection and help more than ever.”