Partnership Expands Resources for Systems of Care throughout Indiana —The Lutheran Foundation , through their mental health initiative, LookUpIndiana.org (LookUp) has partnered with Indiana System of Care (INSOC) to provide online resources to support Systems of Care in all 92 Indiana counties. Through the new My Community area of the LookUp website, users can find news, resources, and events for their county related to System of Care and mental/behavioral health.
My Community allows a System of Care Coordinator, or other community partners in each county, the ability to populate the content most relevant to their community’s needs. This could include resources such as wraparound program access site information, local System of Care information, local county events for mental health and more.
Kylie Riecken, System of Care Coordinator for Allen County, Indiana, expressed her enthusiasm and appreciation of this new resource. “This is a game changer for System of Care”, states Riecken. “This not only allows Allen County to better share resources within our area, but also allows us to see what other Systems of Care are doing throughout the state. Sharing best practices helps us better serve our communities.”
“LookUp is a resource for the community, built by the community”, said Kristina Johnson, Director of Community Initiatives with The Lutheran Foundation. “Working collaboratively enables LookUp to be a more comprehensive resource. It is exciting to have public and private sectors working together. We are proud to deliver this service for Indiana’s System of Care.”
This announcement comes on the heels of another recent addition to LookUp, The Indiana School Mental Health Initiative, which provides training and resources to school personnel focusing on the social, emotional, behavioral and mental health needs of Indiana’s students. You can read more on that initiative here.
In 2016, The Lutheran Foundation launched LookUp, a website-based initiative designed to provide mental and behavioral health information, and reduce the stigma associated with seeking mental health help. Truly a one-stop shop for mental health resources, website users can search for providers nearest them throughout Indiana, get information on mental health topics, keep up to date on recent news and blog posts, check for upcoming trainings and events and find 24/7 help. By connecting those touched by mental and behavioral health issues with life-changing resources, Look Up serves as a statewide clearinghouse delivering community-wide hope and healing. Visit LookUpIndiana.org.
About The Lutheran Foundation
The Lutheran Foundation is a Christ-centered public charity foundation serving a 10-county region in northeast Indiana. The Foundation’s vision is spiritual, mental, and physical wellness for all people. Since its inception in 1995, The Lutheran Foundation has awarded more than $165 million through its grantmaking activities. In 2013, the Foundation commissioned the first ever regional mental and behavioral health assessment. LookUp is one of the Foundation’s major investments in response to the assessment and the vision of mental and behavioral wellness for all people. For more information, visit thelutheranfoundation.org.
About Indiana’s System of Care
Indiana’s System of Care is founded upon the belief that the local or regional community takes responsibility for building a cooperative, comprehensive system that leads to sustainable success and support for youth and families with mental health and related challenges. The system is characterized by the following principles:
- Culturally Relevant
Contact: Kristina Johnson
Director of Community Initiatives