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Edgewater Awarded $100,000 donation to support its Rapid Access Center

September 24, 2015

Gary, IN— CN announced that that it has approved a $100,000 donation to the Edgewater Behavioral Health Services in Gary, IN to support its newly opened Edgewater Rapid Access Center (RAC). The donation will be dispersed in three installments over three years (2016-2018), with the first installmend scheduled for dispursement January 2016.

“We are thrilled with this generous award,” Edgewater’s President and CEO says. “It will allow us to strengthen the quality of services we already provide”.

About the Program: Edgewater Behavioral Health Services responded to major need in our community and developed the Rapid Access Center (RAC) which is the only one of its kind in all of Indiana. The program provides immediate response to adult individuals experiencing a psychiatric crisis that includes severe psychosis or depression, intrusive behaviors, and/or extreme thoughts of suicide or harm to others but are willing to voluntarily admit to this program. The program also provides services to individuals experiencing comorbid substance use or abuse issues. The program focuses on hospital and jail diversion and is a collaboration of community representatives from the area hospitals, law enforcement, emergency medical service personnel, and community providers. The center operates twenty four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week. The center has two distinct programs: Immediate Psychiatric Care Clinic and the Acute Stabilization Unit.

For more information please contact Janelle St. John at 219-885-4264 ext. 2604.