When a resident is admitted to Joseph’s Home, the stress and pain of his situation doesn’t disappear overnight. That’s why mental and emotional health care are equally as important as the medical care Joseph’s Home residents receive. Thanks to a generous grant from the Woodruff Foundation, Joseph’s Home is pleased to welcome the Centers for Families and Children (CFC) as the new contracted provider of wellness care for Joseph’s Home residents.
Counselor Curtis Donald (right) meets with a Joseph’s Home resident
The Wellness Program provides Joseph’s Home residents with access to high quality mental and emotional health care. CFC Licensed Counselor Curtis Donald is on site at Joseph’s Home a couple days each week to perform assessments, group sessions and individual counseling.
“Homelessness is a huge stressor in its own right, and frequently compounds pre-existing mental or emotional health issues. Managing those issues is vital to our resident’s ability to succeed in their transition to independence,” said Joseph’s Home Executive Director Georgette Jackson.
“My mission is to help the residents develop the ability to safely interact with others and to develop a routine for wellness enhancement,” said Donald.
Donald preaches the benefits of holistic wellness and addresses a broad range of topics in his interactions with Joseph’s Home residents. Subjects covered include: stress management, social skills development, resiliency skills building, healthy relationships, coping skills and anger management.
Joseph’s Home is deeply grateful to the Woodruff Foundation and CFC for their partnership in providing residents with the wellness care they need to rebound from homelessness.