Over the last 18 months, Josselyn has seen a more than 75% increase in the number of clients seeking help and an 85% increase in the number of service hours provided. We are working hard to meet this increased need for quality mental health care in our community.
This means we’ve also increased our staff by more than 130% so we can remain responsive to the demand. We’ve grown our footprint to provide space for therapists, clients, and community members in need. We are proud of our growth, but it’s simply not enough. We are still the only psychiatry provider accepting Medicaid within a 400-mile area.
As we continue to grow to serve more people across a wider geographic area, we are also expanding our service profile to offer more acute services. For children who receive Medicaid and need a higher level of care, we have nowhere to refer them, except facilities located an hour’s drive away. For our lower income parents and caregivers, this commute is not feasible.