In a new partnership recently announced, Horizons will transfer its Mental Health services to Covenant Family Solutions of Marion. The move reflects Horizons' increased focus on senior food insecurity, transportation, and financial stability programs and will allow for continued growth in these areas.
"Horizons made this decision in the best interest of our patients and staff," said Horizons CEO Mike Barnhart. "Individuals and families will now have access to holistic mental health services that address all of their needs under one roof."
The transition, which began in September, will continue for a period of six months. Therapists formerly of Horizons have been retained by Covenant, with no elimination of jobs. Covenant has entered into a lease agreement with Horizons, allowing patients to continue receiving care at the agency's Cedar Rapids facility. Efforts are also being made to keep patients with their existing providers.