The native nonprofit Mosaics of Mercy is making a database that gives psychological well being and dependancy restoration providers and disaster sources for the group. With a launch deliberate for fall 2022, group members in addition to psychological well being professionals and medical professionals, colleges and church buildings can have free entry to the central database and up to date sources on-line or by telephone. Learn our interview with Sherry Burkhard, Director of Schooling and the Mosaics of Mercy workforce beneath to study extra concerning the mission and the upcoming launch of the database.

the interview

What’s the mission of Mosaics of Mercy and the way does your workforce presently serve the Montgomery County space?

Mosaics of Mercy’s mission is to assist households navigate psychological well being and dependancy restoration. Our society has the sources and other people in want, however the hole between the 2 usually makes it troublesome and complicated for somebody to name for assist. This lack of connection might be the distinction between life and demise.

Mosaic strives to construct a bridge throughout that divide by offering vetted sources, schooling, and hope. Household Navigators can be found from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to reply calls and create a personalised plan for somebody who wants assist discovering sources like counselors, help teams, remedy facilities, and extra. The navigator will be certain that the sources offered match the caller’s particular wants and availability. For somebody who does not really feel snug making the decision, we presently have a number of of our sources vetted and categorized on our web site.

Mosaic supplies schooling by offering particular person data on the standing of every caller, and podcasts which can be held locally. Final however not least, we provide hope to these going through battle by way of our private service and sharing of our journeys.

Many purchasers say mosaics are “the place to name when you do not know the place to start out.” As soon as the decision is made, they are saying, “I really feel like I can breathe once more.”

founders and staff of Mosaics of Mercy – Sherry Burchard, Paige Butler, Alison Broussard and Jamie Frils Rooney; Mosaic depiction of mercy

Inform us concerning the Mosaics of Mercy database presently in improvement. What data and/or sources are included? Why is a database an vital device?

Mosaics of Mercy is creating a database that’s accessible to the group as a complete. The database will comprise data on counselors, remedy facilities, hospitals, help teams, psychological well being organizations, academic occasions, disaster sources, and extra. Every provider is checked by way of an interview by one in every of our navigators to make sure correct data. With this new system, there might be search filters to assist somebody slim down details about their particular state of affairs. One of many distinctive points of Mosaic’s database and providers is its utterly impartial nature. We don’t settle for fee or advertising and marketing providers for any entity.

A database is a vital device as a result of it supplies a central and trusted place in society for folks to seek for sources. Beforehand, contact factors akin to docs’ workplaces, church buildings, and colleges distributed lists of sources, however they rapidly turned outdated and inaccurate. The individuals who obtain the lists get pissed off as a result of it does not assist them join with a viable useful resource of their time of want.

The database additionally permits Mosaics to color an image of psychological well being and the sources accessible to our group. The information that we will present by way of this new system might be common data such because the age and gender of consumers inserting orders, areas requiring providers, and the variety of calls/searches associated to particular points. It will additionally allow us to take a look at extra in-depth knowledge, akin to whether or not the decision was linked to a suicidal thought, the primary time they’ve sought assist. Mosaic knowledge and society at giant assist advocate for wanted providers and establish issues that schooling can handle.


How will the group entry database data?

The group will be capable of entry the database by way of our web site, As well as, private help might be accessible by calling Mosaics instantly from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday by way of Friday at 346-703-0051.

Household Navigators can be found for assist by telephone now from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday by way of Friday; Mosaic depiction of mercy

How will the database change the Mosaic of Mercy operations and/or useful resource provisioning strategies?

The mosaic database will permit entry to extra group members who don’t really feel snug making the decision for private help with sources. Due to stigma and stigma, it may be troublesome to debate psychological well being subjects. The nameless search platform permits these folks to entry assist with out selecting up the telephone.

The database will even be a central level for psychological well being professionals, medical professionals, colleges and church buildings to show to for extra correct and up-to-date data. Hopefully it will stop outdated lists from being distributed to folks in our group.

Mosaic will proceed to offer its personalised providers by way of our navigators. A psychological well being state of affairs is commonly advanced and requires a navigator to make calls and make the most of his skilled information to assist somebody attain what they want.

What’s the deliberate launch date for the database?

The database is predicted to be launched within the fall of 2022. Nonetheless, nobody has to attend to get to the mosaic. Our navigators are capable of assist with sources, and the present website has a wealth of knowledge accessible.

How is the brand new database mission funded?

In September 2021, ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funds have been distributed inside the county by the Montgomery County Commissioner’s Courtroom. Tri-County Behavioral Healthcare obtained a portion of this cash to help psychological well being providers in Montgomery County. With the help of Choose Wayne Mac of the Behavioral Well being and Suicide Prevention Process Drive and Brenda LaVar, Ph.D., with NAMI (Nationwide Alliance on Psychological Sickness), Mosaics of Mercy has contracted with Tri-County for the Navigation Mission. Mosaic is grateful for the position every of those entities performs in supporting the psychological well-being of our society.

Previous to financing, Mosaic had a small however enthusiastic workforce of three staff. To do one thing as vital as this database and proceed with Mosaics’ operations, it was required to method the mission in phases. Step one was to recruit and prepare further employees. Whereas the info is helpful, it’s only a device. The folks behind the info are those who make the distinction. The following step was to construct the inside of the database to go together with the navigation. The main target is presently on constructing the exterior a part of the database that the group will entry. The final step would be the launch. At this level, Mosaic will give the group entry to the database with schooling on use the system.


How can the group help the database, providers offered, and the message of Mosaic of Mercy?

The group may also help by sharing Mosaic of Mercy web siteours Hope Collectively Podcastand social media posts to make folks conscious that there’s a place in our society that may accompany them throughout their psychological well being or battle with dependancy. Psychological well being suppliers not presently related to Mosaics can help the database by accessing Mosaics in order that the navigator can proceed with the screening course of to turn into a part of our system.

Mosaic can have a file Autumn Competition 5K Run Run Youngsters Enjoyable Run At The Grounds on 1488 on Saturday twenty second October. Sponsors, contestants and volunteers are all required for this occasion. It is a nice alternative to get entangled, study extra and share hope locally!

In February, the second annual “For The One Gala” mosaic occasion might be held to “gentle the best way” for these struggling in our group. The ceremony will happen at Madera Estates. Info might be accessible quickly on sponsorship and volunteer alternatives.

Is there another data you wish to present concerning the database and/or Mercy Mosaic?

Mosaics of Mercy was based by folks locally who’ve personally skilled difficulties coping with dependancy and associated psychological well being points for themselves or a member of the family. They used their private {and professional} experiences to provoke change. Nonetheless, it’s society as a complete coming collectively to help a greater approach of psychological well being and dependancy restoration that has allowed it to develop. Each life in our society issues.

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