Liberty Centre Services

Your donation will go toward:
Medication Management Support

Organization Profile

Liberty Centre Services (LCS) is an international, dually accredited organization. Liberty Centre has been a part of the Norfolk community for over 30 years, serving individuals age 19 and older recovering from mental illness. This organization is more than a rehabilitation program. Recovery is a reality not a distant dream.

In an environment filled with hope, each individual's strengths are identified and built upon. It is through the cultivation on those strengths that the person's weaknesses simultaneously become less apparent. This process occurs very naturally with peer support playing a key role. The skills and confidence gained through this experience significantly changes the future of people's lives.

Liberty Centre Services has built strong partnerships within the Norfolk community as well as with state and national leaders. Liberty Centre is involved as an educational partner with Northeast Community College, UN-L College of Nursing, Norfolk Public Schools, and Wayne State College. Some of the organizations we are involved in are: Habitat for Humanity, Parent to Parent Network, Rotary, Kiwanis, Region 4 Behavioral Health Advisory Committee, Northeast Nebraska Philanthropy Council, Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Norfolk, Legislative Council, Small Business Council, Northeast Nebraska Area Human Resource Council, Chamber Ambassador's, The State of Nebraska's Mental Health Advisory Committee and Nebraska Association of Behavioral Health Organizations. Community leaders, along with members of Liberty Centre, serve on our Board of Directors. This board is visionary in the planning, development and enhancement of services provided by our organization.

 

Project Description

LIFESAVING Medication Management Support To Adults With Serious Mental Illness.

Why is this support important? Liberty Centre has provided Medication Management Support since 1998. As a result there has been a significant decrease in hospitalizations, falling from 15% to 3%. Proper medication management can provide the necessary foundation for recovery from serious mental illness by reducing symptoms, preventing life threatening relapses or psychiatric hospitalizations.

Why the need for funding now? This service has experienced brutal funding cuts the last few years; leaving many who would benefit from this service without help. The impact of the funding cuts resulted in a large reduction in the number of individuals served, declining from 205 people to a mere 60.

What will happen if this service is not available? If this service is forced to end we anticipate the rate of psychiatric hospitalizations to surpass the 15% rate of the years prior to this program. This would be a huge step backwards!! How your donation will help?

Your donation of:

$600 would provide this service for a day to 150 people currently not being served

$200 would provide this service for a day to 50 people currently not being served

$ 50 would provide this service for a day to 12 people currently not being served

$ 25 would provide this service for a day to 6 people currently not being served