When we purchased this building 18+ months ago, we had a vision to provide more integrated care to more individuals in a quicker, more efficient manner. Through the ongoing, dedicated work and support of many, this vision is becoming a reality through Northeastern Center’s Community Health and Outreach Center. This outreach center is ideally situated on our DeKalb campus with outpatient clinic and hospital. Several critically important programs and services are and will occur at Northeastern Center’s Community Health and Outreach Center including:

    • Behavioral Health crisis services-we will provide the full continuum of
      • Someone to call (988, NEC crisis line)
      • Someone to respond (Mobile Crisis Team)
      • and A safe place for help (Crisis Stabilization Unit aka NEC Cares) 24/7 access.

Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC)-includes 9 core trauma-informed, recovery-oriented services several of which Northeastern Center currently provides including crisis services, targeted case management, and person-centered treatment with several more planned including outpatient primary care screening and services for veterans.

Transportation for Justice-Involved

    • 964 rides provided to individuals who otherwise did not have transportation
    • Exceeded our goal of 800
    • Plan to expand this valuable service geographically and eligibility

Anecdotal and objective research shows that the 3 step process of someone to call, someone to respond, and a safe place for help and CCBHC reduces unnecessary incarceration and hospitalizations; these programs save money and literally save lives. I want to Thank our DeKalb County partners as well as our partners in Steuben, Noble, and LaGrange Counties and at the state and federal level as well. Thank You to NEC staff and our Board of Directors for all their hard work and I also want to Thank those we serve who put their trust in Northeastern Center every day to assist with their recovery and paths forward. Northeastern Center is your community counseling center.