Promise Community Heath Center is excited to partner with Sioux Center High School – Promise is passionate about mental health and breaking down barriers to mental health needs.
Promise Community Health Center is partnering with Sioux Center High School to start offering school-based therapy, a concept aimed at extending help to more teenagers in need of Mental Health Services. School-based therapy offers many benefits including being able to take place within the school environment, access becoming easier and more convenient for students and their parents, and reducing concerns related to time and transportation barriers.
I’m grateful for Promise Community Health Center for their desire to serve our students right where they are and even more grateful for the increased access our students will have to therapeutic services. Our high school space was designed and built with those intentions, and we are excited to see those come to fruition.– Grant W. Willits - Counselor at Sioux Center High School
Endorsed by HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration), Promise Community Health Center’s addition of Sioux Center High School as a new therapy service site shows the mutual commitment to supporting adolescents’ mental health. In recent years, Promise has also assisted multiple schools in the region by offering telehealth therapy services to students.
A tentative starting date for therapy services at Sioux Center High School and details about the specific schedule remains flexible, the goal is to establish a strong foundation for this program, beginning with one day per week and increasing based on the demand.
This partnership is important because we can meet the needs of students right where they are. Promise is committed to student success which means addressing their mental health needs during their developmental growth in high school. High school students can experience many challenges during these years including navigating relationships, bullying, anxiety about the present/future, fear of missing out (FOMO), peer pressures, familial concerns and so many more. Promise and Sioux Center high school are partnering to meet needs on-site so that students don’t have to miss core academic courses to see a licensed, qualified mental health therapist. PCH believes in increasing access and reducing barriers to mental health therapy.– Dr. Valerie Stokes - PhD, LISW – Promise Community Health Center Mental Health Supervisor
Promise Community Health Center staff will work closely with parents to ensure a smooth transition into therapy services. Promise’s services are designed to be as accessible as possible, offering billing through insurance as they normally would be. As a community health center, Promise is also equipped to help families apply for the Sliding Fee Discount program if they do not have insurance coverage or have high copays for mental health services.
This partnership marks a significant step toward enhancing mental health resources for teenagers. By reducing barriers to access and providing personalized support, the collaboration serves as a beacon of hope and change for students navigating the complexities of adolescence. If you have any questions or are interested in learning more about the therapy services at the high school please call Promise at 712-722-1700.
I’m extremely excited to be able to partner with Promise to provide counseling services in our high school building. I hope that by bringing the counseling services to the school more students can have access to the care that they need.– Julie Oldenkamp - Professional School Counselor at Sioux Center High School
The Sioux Center Community School district is very thankful to continue to get strong support from our partners. Promise Community Health Center will be a great addition to our schools to assist our students and staff. We are thankful for their commitment to walk with our students. You can never have enough supportive adults in the lives of young people.– Gary McEldowney - Superintendent of Schools