Central Clinic Behavioral Health, celebrating its 95th year of operation in 2018, will honor Dena Cranley, the City of Cincinnati’s First Lady, during its anniversary celebration. In April, Central Clinic will be celebrating this historic milestone as well as the progress it has made in improving behavioral health services in Greater Cincinnati.
In addition to being the City of Cincinnati’s First Lady, Cranley is the chair of the Cincinnati First Ladies for Health, a coalition of the First Lady and the First Ladies of Cincinnati Churches who have come together to promote healthier living, combat infant mortality, and to close health care disparities. The group hosts a Family Health Day on the same day across churches/centers in our community and provides health programs throughout the year.
University of Cincinnati President Neville Pinto will be the keynote speaker for Central Clinic Behavioral Health’s 95th Anniversary Celebration.
In April, Central Clinic will be celebrating this historic milestone and the progress it has made in improving behavioral health services in Greater Cincinnati.
Pinto is the 30th president of the University of Cincinnati. Prior to returning to UC, Pinto served as acting president and professor of chemical engineering at the University of Louisville and was the Interim Executive President and University Provost.
Central Clinic Behavioral Health continues our work to build stronger families. We provided high quality, outcome driven services in all of our programs in 2017, and touched the lives of almost 22,000 children, families and adults. Here are a few examples of how our services positively impacted the people we serve.
In foster care, sometimes there are unsuccessful placements. This was the case with Scotty – he has been placed in several homes and it did not work out well for him. When Scotty began his “relationship” with the Family Healing Center at the tender age of five, legal custody had just been given back to his mother. His services included therapeutic visitation with his father, as well as individual therapy.
“Jane” is a teenager and connected with HOPE for Children and Families in 2015. Jane had a history of significant abuse and her parents were suffering from drug addiction issues. She was living with family and made threats to hurt herself and her family. At the time Jane was referred, she was incarcerated for assaulting a family member; her caregivers were scared of her behaviors. HOPE’s goal was to help Jane and her family to get the care she needed for her to live successfully at home. Jane started out in a residential program outside of her home. As she began to progress in treatment and work towards a transition home, HOPE supported her by coordinating and funding various non-traditional services such as wraparound services, play therapy, equine therapy, and therapeutic respite. These services complemented the more traditional services such as therapy and case management that Jane was receiving through her insurance provider.
Greater Cincinnati is one of the most charitable markets in the United States. It is because of your generous gifts of time, talent, and treasure that we were able to provide hope and results to over 19,000 people last year so they can live full and productive lives. Isn’t that what we all want? This enables these people to be hopeful about tomorrow.