Coalition holds July meeting

Published 1:08 pm Tuesday, August 3, 2021

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The Washington Parish Coalition on Human Services (WPCHS) held its July meeting at ADAPT in Bogalusa.

The guest speaker was Wendy Henley with Beacon Health Hospital. Beacon operates an Intensive Outpatient program, which is located at 1640 S. Columbia St. in Bogalusa. The outpatient program provides treatment for adults 18 and older to those suffering from depression and other mood disorders, changes in behavior, psychosis, and major declines in functioning. Services are also provided to assist adults that have a substance use issue that may be caused by a mental health problem. Beacon also has additional outpatient programs throughout the state. Beacon operates four Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitals — LaCombe, Lutcher, Bunkie and New Orleans — for adults with acute mental health needs. Beacon is currently searching to hire a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for its Bogalusa Office. For more information call the clinic at 985-735-1750 or call Henley’s cell at 985-789-4121.

Those in attendance included (in person) Rusty Fornea, Ginger Champagne, Glory Davis, Emma Ross, Rhonda Gunnell, Angela Houlemard, Wendy Henley, Mike Ingram, Maddie Champagne; (via Zoom) Donna Davis, Jennifer Johnson, Teresa Robertson, AJ Sherrard and Nnenna Minimah.

The next scheduled WPCHS meeting will be on Tuesday, Aug. 24, at 9:30 a.m. at ADAPT, located at 222 Memphis St. in Bogalusa. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, call Rusty Fornea at 985-735-0160.