A mid-Missouri agency that provides space for kids and teens during out-of-school hours has entered into a partnership with Burrell Behavioral Health to provide on-site services for youth and families they serve.
Through this new agreement, behavioral health professionals will provide individual and group services to Boys and Girls Clubs of Columbia locations. These services include connecting youth and their families to appropriate community services.
“Through this collaborative partnership we are building and nurturing young people’s social and emotional skills to prepare them to be positive and contributing members of our community,” said Abigail Anderson, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbia. “By integrating Burrell’s services at our five locations, it helps level the playing field for our youth, especially those who may not have had resources to access behavioral health care,” Anderson said.
Safe and positive environments where social and emotional skill development is a priority for Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbia. This new service supports that goal.
“Burrell is unique in our ability to offer community support services outside of a traditional clinic setting. So, we’re excited to know our experts will be at Club locations to increase access to care, for the youth they serve,” said Megan Steen, Chief Operating Officer, Burrell Central Region.
Burrell works within dozens of school districts and other youth contact points, including Boys & Girls Clubs, across its 18-county coverage area in Missouri to provide on-site services for youth of all ages. This integrated behavioral healthcare approach is a proven way to connect with kids when they need help, in a place where they and their parents are most comfortable.