Multicultural Wellness Center “Providing Culture Centered Treatment to Diverse Communities.”
OUR MISSION To provide mental health services to diverse communities who have been historically underserved and under represented in the mental health field.
Multicultural Wellness Center Origins Dr. Debra Maddox & Sheila Wells, RNC founded the Center in 2005.
The Need More than 50 years of combined experience revealed trends of disproportionate and increased incidences of health concerns among Black/African American males in the Worcester community including: • Violence • Family violence • Drug usage • School dropout • Legal system involvement
Access • For many reasons, the majority of our clients are individuals and families who have lacked clear access to mental health services that can meet the complex needs of culturally diverse people involved in multiple systems such as: • Department of Children & Families • Department of Youth Services • District and Juvenile Courts • and many other institutions…
Our Approach Our treatment approaches include multicultural and multi-modal practices that promote wellness and enhance the quality of life that are: • Holistic • Strength Based & • Client Centered
Our Staff Our staff are diverse clinicians of color. Licensed Psychologists Clinical Nurse Specialist Licensed Social Workers License Mental Health Counselors Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors Case Managers Parent Partners
Cultural Competence All of our staff are culturally competent and MCW has the language capacity to work with families that speak… American Sign Language Creole Español Russian Twi
MWC Services Provided Family Stabilization Community Support Program Outpatient Mental Health Services • We provide psychotherapy for: • Individuals • Families • Couples, & • Groups In addition we provide: • Psychopharmacological evaluation and medication management • Psychological testing • Immigration evaluations, & • Mentoring programs Family Stabilization Program is designed to prevent hospitalization by providing in-home clinical supportive services and linking families to community resources. Community Support provides essential services to members with a long-standing history of psychiatric or substance abuse disorders and are: • At increased medical risk, or • Children/adolescents who have behavioral health issues challenging their optimal level of functioning in the home and/or community Family members are included in the delivery of services.
Carl McCarthy Joyce Shand Keesha LaTulippe Debra Maddox Sheila Wells Multicultural Wellness Center Board of Directors
MWC Services Provided In-Home Therapy – Is designed to prevent hospitalization by providing in-home clinical supportive services and linking families to community resources. Community Support – Community support provides essential services to members with a long-standing history of psychiatric or substance abuse disorders and are: - at increase medical risk or - children/adolescents who have behavioral health issues challenging their optimal level of functioning in the home and/or community, Family members are included in the delivery of services
MWC Services Provided Cont’d Out Patient Services – We provide Psychotherapy for: - Individual - Families - Couples & Group In addition we provide: - Psychopharmacologial evaluation and medication management - Psychological testing - Immigration evaluation, & - mentoring programs.
MWC Board Member • Joyce Shand I am honored to work with Debra, Sheila and the other Board members of the Multicultural Wellness Center. Debra and Sheila have done an excellent job servicing the diverse youth of the area for the past several years. I feel that I can lend support for the financial aspect of their business. As someone who has worked in banking for almost 20 years, I hope to help position MWC to present itself in the best financial light when that time comes for MWC to need bank financing or to obtain additional grant funding to support its business growth. I look forward to continue working with MWC as it strives toward reaching its full potential for the greater Worcester area.