The Nova Center for Youth & Family, the child and adolescent division of WellStone Behavioral Health, was announced as a 2017-2018 recipient of a Community Health Initiative grant through the Jean Wessel Templeton Community Health Initiative (CHI), a part of Huntsville Hospital. 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 6 schools in the 2017-2018 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 the school-based mental health program, the Nova Center will deploy 28 counselors to work as integrated team members of 53 local elementary, middle, and high schools for the 2017-2018 school year. The program now serves over 1,400 children with on-site school-based mental health services. Initially funded in 1996, the Nova Center has now received funding for 15 years from the Community Health Initiative for a combined total of $917,000. It is with deep gratitude that all supporters of the Nova Center and WellStone Behavioral Health say thank you to the Huntsville Hospital and the Community Health Initiative committee.
To learn more about the Community Health Initiative, follow this link: http://www.huntsvillehospital.org/community-events/community-health-initiative