CCB Success Story
At her check-up last fall, Kelsey's* pediatrician realized her mental health was not well. Kelsey's assessment showed a high suicide risk. Her life was spiraling downward, and she'd gotten too low to see the strong, charming, and talented person that was still inside her somewhere. Kelsey could see no future, no passion, no motivation, no love. She was out of hope.

Kelsey was referred to CCB and started weekly therapy. Over the course of the next few months, her setbacks continued to challenge her, but hope slowly and simultaneously increased. After many more months, she began to see herself as the captain of her ship - having power over her motivation, schoolwork, and hope.  Kelsey learned tools to bring change to her mood, life direction, relationships, and how she felt. 

Now - less than a year later - Kelsey knows how to quickly tackle problems that come her way. She no longer pauses to let them pull her down. She solves them, learns from them, and moves on to the next step. Her therapy sessions now include visualizing her future and even career planning.

The staff at CCB say that it is an honor to walk with stunningly powerful teens in the dark times and encourage them as they bring change to their lives.

*name changed to protect privacy
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Since mid-March, CCB has worked diligently from home to implement systems that have allowed us to continue providing therapies without an interruption of service. We continue to exclusively offer Telehealth therapy and clients have reported that the transition from in-person to phone or video has been a smooth one.

CCB administrative staff have been working closely with the Monroe County Health Department to develop a strategy to slowly reopen the office for in-person therapy sessions. We have partnered with our cleaning products company to ensure that a sanitizing process for the office is in place before anyone returns regularly to the office. Additionally, we secured donated masks and other PPE for when doors open again. Starting July 6, administrative staff will work a few days in the office per week to answer phones and manage the office's daily operations. Therapists are in conversation with their clients on when to resume in-person sessions, and priority will be given to those in need of urgent or complex care. We continue to monitor recommendations from the Health Department, CDC, and the Archdiocese of Indianapolis as we craft our approach to providing invaluable face-to-face sessions.
Grateful for the Blessings Among the Challenges
We recently received an amazing gift from  Martina Barnas, one of our Advisory Council members, and her husband, Peter Rodgers. Peter has developed a web application called OurSafeQ which he has generously offered to CCB free of charge. This technology allows clients to scan a QR code when they arrive at the office  and check in for services without entering the building. We are grateful to Martina and Peter for this tool that will protect our clients and staff.

Thanks to the generous support of community organizations and partners, funding has been available to help nonprofits in Monroe County during this time. CCB was fortunate enough to receive several grants related to emergency response to the coronavirus as well other local and federal awards. Funds have allowed CCB to  purchase laptops for Telehealth therapy, pay technology maintenance fees, cover front desk payroll, as well as Zoom fees and additional off-site phones. On top of those critical gifts, we also received funding to hire one of our talented interns, Sara Farmer, MSW, who started working full time at the beginning of June.
Save the Date!
CCB Virtual Benefit

Date: Thursday, August 20th
Time: 5:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Location: Virtual
Details: Join our interactive Zoom meeting with National Storyteller of the Year, Madison Gonzalez and our  Clinical Director, O'Connell Case as they talk about the journey out of depression and interventions that work.  While Madison's story is about post-partum depression, what she found to be helpful can be applied to others
struggling with mental health issues, too. O'Connell will also talk about services offered at CCB and her plans  for expansion. SPACE IS LIMITED! Be sure to sign up now!

Archdiocese of Indianapolis Legacy Gala (rescheduled due to COVID19)

Date: Friday, April 16th, 2021
Time: 6:00pm
Location: J.W. Marriot Indianapolis
Details: The first annual Archdiocese of Indianapolis Legacy Gala benefitting Catholic Charities, Catholic  Schools and Bishop Simon Brute College Seminary.
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