Communicare

Community organization name

Communicare

Organization's website

communicarems.org

Tell us a little more about this organization. Please include detailed ways in which this organization makes strides to make a positive impact in their community and what future goals are for this organization.

Communicare is a community mental health facility located in Northern Mississippi with their main office in Oxford, Mississippi. Communicare provides community-based crisis services that deliver solution-focused and recovery-oriented behavioral health assessments and stabilization of crises. The Crisis Services is staffed with Master’s level Mental Health Therapists, Community Support Specialists, and Peer Support Specialists. Individuals, families, law enforcement, clergy, ERs, chancery courts, or anyone concerned about an individual who is experiencing, or is at risk of a psychological and/or substance abuse crisis can request assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout Communicare’s service area. Communicare provides mental health services in Calhoun County, Lafayette County, Marshall County, Panola County, Tate County, and Yalobusha County. These services include therapy for individuals of all ages, substance abuse treatment, IDD services, Community Support services psychiatric medication clinics, IOP, Crisis Services and many more. Over the years Communicare has assisted the Oxford Police Department at several incidents which includes barricaded individuals who were threatening to do harm to themselves or someone else, families experiencing crisis events, individuals in need of psychological help. When contacted Communicare responds to a designated location determined by law enforcement and works alongside law enforcement to resolve the issue. Having Communicare working with us has been extremely helpful and instrumental in bringing solutions to crisis events.

If selected as a winner, how will the $7,500 prize money be applied?

Continued program funding