The Nova Center for Youth & Family, the child and adolescent division of WellStone Behavioral Health, was announced as a 2016-2017 recipient of a Community Health Initiative grant through the Huntsville Hospital Foundation. The most recent CHI award is for $90,000 and will enable the Nova Center to provide school-based mental health services to an additional 8 schools in the 2016-2017 academic year. The funds will be used to further the partnership between the Nova Center and the Huntsville City, Madison City, and Madison County School Systems.
Through their school-based mental health program, the Nova Center deploys 24 counselors to work as on-site integrated team members of 48 local elementary, middle, and high schools and now serves over 1,200 children with on-site school-based mental health services. Initially funded in 1996, the child and adolescent division of WellStone Behavioral Health has now received funding for 14 years from the Community Health Initiative for a combined total of $827,000. It is with deep gratitude that all supporters of the Nova Center and WellStone Behavioral Health say thank you to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation and the Community Health Initiative committee.
To learn more about the Huntsville Hospital Foundation and the Community Health Initiative, follow this link: http://www.huntsvillehospital.org/community-events/community-health-initiative