On June 28, 2018, StarkMHAR released the following update regarding its Care Network.
This update is being provided by StarkMHAR to give you the latest information regarding service transitions in our care network.
Crisis Intervention and Recovery Center (CIRC), a provider in StarkMHAR’s care network and a community resource for both acute and ongoing behavioral health care services, has entered into an engagement with Coleman Professional Services (CPS) to operate under CPS as a stand-alone nonprofit company. This collaborative decision was made to prioritize client care, access to services and staff retention, and to ensure that critical and quality services are uninterrupted and sustained.
Services that are most closely aligned with CIRC’s core mission – Crisis/Opiate Hotlines, Mobile Response and Crisis Stabilization Services (among others) – will continue to be provided by them. The H.O.P.E. and Free Space program for women have been transitioned to Summit Psychological Associates, and outpatient services are being transferred to alternate providers as well.
Like many providers, CIRC has experienced pressures related to Behavioral Health Redesign and the transition to managed care. John Aller, Executive Director of StarkMHAR, wants all community stakeholders to know that the emphasis throughout this process is being placed on the continuation of CIRC’s high quality services as well as retaining staff.
Liaisons have been established at the affected agencies to encourage swift coordination of communication and the best experience possible for those receiving services. Anyone concerned or unsure about the continuity of their care should call Gayle Stickley, Transition Liaison, at (330) 452-9812.