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COVID 19 – Clubhouse Services

Northeastern Center COVID-19 Update

Everyone is concerned with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and closely following the latest developments. This situation spurs a variety of reactions in people and can sometimes intensify anxiety, stress, or depression.

As your community counseling center, Northeastern Center stands ready to help residents of Northeast Indiana cope with the feelings, emotions, and needs that may result from this situation. By utilizing our staff and services as well as other available community resources, we continue to work to ensure basic needs of food, shelter, and clothing are also met along with the emotional fallout.

At this time all Northeastern Center services and offices, which are located in Noble, DeKalb, LaGrange, and Steuben Counties maintain regular operating hours and transportation services.   We are continuing to evaluate services on a daily basis as developments occur.

Our agency remains in constant contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as local and state health agencies.  We are implementing all necessary recommendations to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Specifically, Northeastern Center is doing the following (not a comprehensive list):

  • Enforcing universal precaution steps (e.g. hand hygiene, social distancing, etc.)
  • Additional cleaning and disinfecting of facilities when and where needed
  • Requesting anyone (clients and staff) experiencing symptoms of illness to stay home
  • Exploring alternate methods to deliver services such as audio and video
  • Restricting visitors at our inpatient hospital and group homes until further notice

The Northeastern Center Emergency Services Team is available to all area residents, via phone, 24-hours a day at 1-800-790-0118, to assist with persons encountering a mental health crisis.   Calls may also be made to our outpatient offices during normal business hours.

Northeastern Center offers a few tips to help you cope:

  • Stay reasonably informed but ‘unplug’ for a few hours or an evening if you can;
  • Avoid gossip and social media;
  • Identify and practice prevention techniques you can control;
  • Encourage those experiencing anxiety to limit media exposure to a single credible source;
  • Take care of yourself and loved ones;
  • Stay calm
  • Call your doctor for advice if you begin experiencing symptoms of illness

Northeastern Center is here to help and provide reassurance in this time of need. It is our commitment and duty to you and the community.

 

New Maintenance Building Coming August, 2020

The new maintenance building near Promise House will be 6,382 square feet and the central hub for all of the center’s maintenance and transportation services for Noble, DeKalb, LaGrange and Steuben counties. The center currently employs eight staff members for maintenance.

2020 Jane George Scholarship Contest

This scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Jane George, Nurse Case Manager, who worked at Northeastern Center for more than seven years until her passing from cancer in October, 2002.

Are you a college-bound senior planning a future career in mental health. This could include a career in counseling, social work or medicine. Northeastern Center will award $750 Jane George Scholarship to an area student seeking a career in a mental health profession.

Entry deadline entry must be postmarked or emailed by March 31, 2020.

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