Spencer, Iowa — A comprehensive behavioral health center in northwest Iowa has received a grant to help them continue to care for children experiencing mental crisis.
Seasons Center for Behavioral Health is Spencer has been awarded a $150,000 nine-month planning grant from the Iowa Department of Human Services. Seasons officials say the purpose of the grant is to fund the continued development of children’s mental health crisis services throughout the state of Iowa. Seasons was one of two agencies named. Seasons will work closely with partners: Boys Town, Juvenile Court, Prairie Lakes AEA, and Avera in providing a collective rural voice on how children’s crisis services should be delivered in the future.
CEO and President of Seasons Center Kim Scorza says they are extremely excited about the opportunity to bring together their partner agencies and numerous other entities to explore ways to strengthen what is already working and develop recommendations on how to fill gaps in care.
In 2015, Seasons Center was called to care for 2,123 children. Seasons has taken the lead in providing quality mental health care for children in northwest Iowa through the opening of Autumn’s Center, the first of its kind regional children’s center located in Spencer, Iowa. Autumn’s Center is opening this month.
Scorza says Seasons Center would like to thank Boys Town, Juvenile Court, Prairie Lakes AEA, and Avera for agreeing to partner on this grant application and initiative.