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NaphCare Partners with Toys for Tots to Spread a Little Joy during this Holiday Season

Posted on: December 19th, 2012 by kenglish@naphcare.com No Comments

NaphCare, Inc. is proud to support the Toys for Tots Foundation this holiday season.    As a continued effort to support our community, NaphCare employees were invited to bring new, unwrapped toys for children between the ages of 6 weeks to 13 years. 

“We are honored to partner with Toys for Tots each year; and are thankful for the opportunities we have to give gifts to children who would not otherwise receive gifts this holiday season, “said NaphCare’s Human Resources Director, Sheila Storch.  “Our continued relationship with Toys for Tots provides us an opportunity to make a small difference in our local community that may have lasting impact in the lives of the children we touch.”   

The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to collect toys during October, November, and December, and distribute those toys as gifts to needy children in local communities.    For over 65 years, the Toys for Tots Foundation has spread joy and happiness to a countless number of children all across the country.  To learn more about the Toys for Tots program or become a partner visit http://www.toysfortots.org

Thank you to all the NaphCare employees for making the Toys for Tots campaign a huge success! 

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Since 1989, NaphCare has been managing a full range of healthcare programs for correctional facilities throughout the country, providing quality, proactive care through creative solutions and innovative technology.   

 

 

 

NaphCare’s General Counsel Appointed to Alabama Tri-County Mental Health Authority Board

Posted on: December 14th, 2012 by kenglish@naphcare.com No Comments

Congratulations to NaphCare’s General Counsel, Bradley J. Cain, on being recently appointed to serve as a Board member on the Jefferson-Blount-St. Clair County (JBS) Mental Health Authority’s Board of Directors for the City of Mountain Brook. 

As a part of the JBS Board of Directors, Mr. Cain will ensure funds are distributed properly to the Mental Health Authority.  This Board is comprised of appointed Alabama residents from twelve municipal governments which span across Jefferson, Blount and St. Clair counties.

The JBS Mental Health Authority is a regional, public, nonprofit corporation which serves the Jefferson, Blount and St. Clair counties in Alabama, with a totoal of more than 750,000 residents.  The Board is reponsible for planning, coordinating, and developing the system of mental health services for the entire region.  Some of the services they provide include intensive home-based therapy and case management for children, residential programs for adults, and vocational employment program.

NaphCare congratulates Bradley J. Cain on a great accomplishment.

Kissel works in conjunction with Georgia NAMI Taskforce to focus on correctional mental health issues

Posted on: March 8th, 2011 by lynn.weideman@naphcare.com No Comments

William P. Kissel, MS, CCHP, NaphCare’s Assistant Vice President of Mental Health, is chairing a taskforce of sheriffs, jail administrators and mental health professionals, from 6 metro Atlanta Jails to include the following sheriff’s departments; Clayton County ,Dekalb County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Newton County and Rockdale County. The taskforce, which was organized by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Georgia Chapter, is focused on addressing the ever increasing issue of the incarceration of persons’ with a serious mental illness. Mr. Kissel is a board member of the NAMI, Georgia Chapter, as well as the Georgia State Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) advisory board chairperson.
Specific issues being addressed by the taskforce include; data collection, discharge planning, housing, supportive employment, substance treatment, access to state psychiatric hospitals, and training opportunities.
The initial meeting was held in September 2010 and hosted by Newton County Sheriff, Ezell Brown. The next meeting was held in December 2010 and was hosted by Fulton County Sheriff, Ted Jackson. The latest meeting was held in February 2011 and hosted by Gwinnett County Sheriff, Butch Conway. The next meeting will be in April and hosted by the Rockdale County Sheriff, Jeff Wigington.
Mr. Kissel says “The vision of these meetings is to provide access to common mental health issues that most jail facilities are overwhelmingly facing. These meetings are proving to be an effective mechanism of providing the sheriff departments’ of some of Georgia’s largest jails additional resources to assist in the management of the mentally ill population, as well as reducing recidivism.”

NaphCare Helping the Community – Florida Sheriff Youth Ranches

Posted on: February 3rd, 2011 by kenglish@naphcare.com No Comments

Jim McLane, CEO of NaphCare, believes that giving back to the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches is important because the money will go toward efforts that will directly impact and change the lives of the youth for a brighter future.

In an effort to support such a worthy cause, NaphCare recently made a donation to the organization at the Florida Sheriffs Association Mid-Winter Conference in Amelia Island, FL. This donation was given to assist in raising the money needed to keep many of the campuses open and to continue providing the food, education, and other services to the children.

“The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches is so grateful to NAPHCARE for responding so quickly to the Sheriffs’ fundraising challenge. This gift will help the Youth Ranches raise young men and women who will face the future with a sense of direction, ability and hope.” ~ Roger Bouchard, President of the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches.

Chris Bell, Vice-President of Business Development and Lynn Weideman, Director of Marketing presented the check during the luncheon to Sheriff Brad Steube, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches of Manatee, County; FL.

NaphCare has over two decades of experience managing a full range of healthcare programs in the correctional industry and has expanded its services to the juvenile detention community. NaphCare currently serves over 44 clients in 25 states, employing approximately 800 dedicated healthcare professionals.