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SOAR Team Helping Individuals Who Are Homeless Get Their Life Back

For an individual who is homeless and living with a Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI), wrap-around supports can make all the difference. That is exactly what Wyandot Center’s SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery) team offers.

“No Wrong Door”: Wyandot Center & RSI Merge Crisis Services

When an individual is in crisis, having quick and easy access to a continuum of crisis services is important. That’s exactly what a recent merging of adult crisis services between Wyandot Center and RSI hopes to accomplish.

The Importance of Early Intervention in Psychosis

For individuals experiencing psychosis for the first time, the sudden nature of the first episode can not only be jarring, but downright scary as well. That’s where Wyandot Center’s Early Intervention Team (EIT) steps in to help support and manage those early experiences.

“People can live really happy, fulfilling lives while still hearing voices and experiencing delusions,” says Jordan Graves, EIT Therapist. “It’s just the fear and confusion that disrupts their lives. It takes you a really long time to make sense of what’s going on when things change so fast. That’s what makes early intervention so important.”

Working Together with Clients to Overcome Barriers

Wyandot Center’s High Intensity Support Team (HIST) has made it their mission to help their clients realize their potential and achieve success. Recently, the team made some changes to the program in hopes of more fully meeting the needs of their consumers.

Pairing Social Workers with Police: A Look at the KCKPD CIT Co-Responder Program

Across the country, there has been much discussion about who should respond to mental health crises that are reported to 911: social workers or police officers. At the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department, officers have been working alongside a social worker for the past seven years. Even though the program has been around for a while, there are many community members who don’t know this partnership exists.

Peer Support Specialist Selected for MHA Young Mental Health Leaders Council

Shyanne Hoff was a bundle of nerves on August 31, 2020. Hoff, a certified peer support specialist with Wyandot Center, had applied just a couple of weeks earlier to be part of Mental Health America’s first-ever Young Mental Health Leaders Council. She was hovering around her inbox, waiting for an e-mail to arrive saying she had been selected for a spot on the council.

"Been There, Done That": The Value of Peer Support

The concept of peer support has been around for decades. We’ve all heard of Alcoholics Anonymous: a group of people with a common struggle, together with a list of steps to guide them in a new direction. It’s become an icon of our society’s approach to combatting alcoholism outside of a professional setting.

Fundamentally, this is peer support.

Wyandot Center Receives Grant Funding to Support Homeless Outreach Services

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected individuals who are homeless in our community. The pandemic has also led to record unemployment, putting even more individuals at risk of homelessness. Right now, safe housing is more important than ever for protecting our health and well-being. 

2018-2019 Annual Report

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Important Updates Regarding Wyandot BHN and COVID-19

Wyandot BHN is making changes to services due to COVID-19. 

Finding a Way to Serve: Frank Williams Outreach Center Modifies Services During Pandemic

When coronavirus began to take hold on the Kansas City metro area in mid-March, Frank Williams Outreach Center was forced to shut down. Frank’s typically serves close to 60 clients per day under normal circumstances, offering spaces to shower, do laundry, store items, socialize and use the computer and the phone. The team at Frank’s knew the community would need access to these services during the pandemic and they got to work on a plan to make these services available in a way that was safe for everyone involved.