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Hope Wellness Center

Hope Wellness Center

706 Cedar Avenue

Woodward, IA 50276

Phone: (515)438-2331

Fax: (515)438-2333

Director of Services:

Karen Rosengreen – karen@gendeviowa.com

Services Offered:

Crisis Intervention, Transitional Living, Mobile Crisis Response, 24/7 Crisis Line

New Services at Hope Wellness Center Complete Their First Quarter

The Hope Wellness Center has been in operation for almost two years. They continue to serve people with both crisis management and transitional living needs. However, they are continuously adding services to serve the people in partnership with the Heart of Iowa Community Services Region. These services are the Mobile Crisis Response Team and the Crisis Hotline.

The Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT) is a Genesis Development program which provides       emergency crisis assessment and intervention services to residents of Audubon, Dallas, Greene, and Guthrie counties in conjunction with law enforcement. The Mobile Crisis Response Team can be contacted though 911 or local law enforcement dispatch offices.

The MCRT program is designed to assist police officers in the Heart of Iowa region when responding to a call that includes individuals undergoing a potential mental health crisis. These calls can include: suicidal thoughts/attempts, strange or bizarre behaviors and uncontrolled panic or anxiety.

The Mobile Crisis Response Team is dispatched by the police department to the scene where the police officers and individuals are located. Each MCRT member is a mental health professional and trained in crisis assessment and intervention to provide these services (when  dispatched by police) regardless of the individual’s insurance status. The Mobile Crisis Response Team is on-call 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

April marks the end of the first quarter for the new Mobile Crisis Response Team. The MCRT has been dispatched and responded to 20 calls in the Heart of Iowa Region assisting police officers dealing with individuals having a mental health crisis.

The Heart of Iowa Region Crisis Hotline is a Genesis Development program which provides counseling, crisis service coordination, information, referral, and linkage to services and crisis screening via telephone to residents of Audubon, Dallas, Greene, and Guthrie.

Each call at this 24 hour hotline is answered by a trained mental health professional with knowledge of local resources and aid. In addition, every  caller will receive a follow-up call within 24 hours after the initial call.

A crisis occurs when you need help to cope with what is happening in your life. Hope Wellness Center is here to help.

Crisis & Transitional Living

Crisis Intervention and Transitional Living Services

The Hope Wellness Center is a safe place for individuals who may be experiencing a mental health crisis. At HWC, those individuals can voluntarily access crisis intervention services.

Hope Wellness Crisis Center

The Hope Wellness Crisis Center began as a collaboration between the Heart of Iowa Community Services Region and Genesis Development Mental Health Services to create a more effective approach to mental crisis treatment and to reduce health care costs. Individuals typically stay at the Hope Wellness Crisis Center less than one week. During that time they are connected to a network of appropriate community resources to assist in their recovery.

Hope Wellness Transitional Living Center

The purpose of the Transitional Living Center is to provide short term (2-3 months) housing for an individual coming out of a placement or hospitalization who needs to redevelop skills to be successful in the community. Individuals who are living with mental health or disabilities will be paired with a variety of service providers to assist them to reach their highest levels of independence.

Mobile Crisis Response Team

The Mobile Crisis Response Team provides emergency crisis assessment and intervention services to residents of Audubon, Dallas, Greene, and Guthrie counties in conjunction with law enforcement.  The Mobile Crisis team can be contacted though 911 or local law enforcement dispatch offices.  MCRT, in conjunction with Dallas, Audubon, Greene, and Guthrie law enforcement agencies, provides short term crisis assessment and intervention to individuals of all ages who are experiencing a mental health crisis.  Individuals will be assessed regardless of insurance status.

MCRT is available 24 hours a day/seven days a week

MCRT is accessed through the use of Dallas, Audubon, Greene, and Guthrie  county law enforcement

MCRT is staffed with mental health professionals

Typical calls include suicidal thoughts/attempts, strange or bizarre behavior, uncontrolled panic or anxiety

MCRT does not typically respond to calls in which the individual is in need of detox

Our Staff

Our Administrative Staff

Terry Johnson, Chief Executive Officer

401 West McKinley

Jefferson, IA 50129

(515)386-3017

terry@gendeviowa.com

 

Jody Stern, Chief Financial Officer

927 8th Street

Boone, IA 50036

(515)432-7288

jody@gendeviowa.com

 

Jody began employment with Genesis Development in 2001 as Financial Director. She is a Certified Public Accountant and has several years of Not-for-Profit accounting experience. During her career at Genesis Development, the organization has grown from providing services in four sites to providing services in thirteen sites across Iowa. During this growth, her position changed to Chief Financial Officer. Jody received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Buena Vista College.

Sandy Pingel, Director of Services – North Region

1607 North Lake Avenue

Storm Lake, IA 50588

(712)732-5038

sandyp@gendeviowa.com

Carrie Wilde, Director of Services – Central Region

401 West McKinley

Jefferson, IA 50129

(515)386-3017

carrie@gendeviowa.com

 

Cathy Miller, Director of Services – East Region

927 8th Street

Boone, IA 50036

(515)432-7288

cathy@gendeviowa.com

 

Catherine has worked on developing community based services throughout her career. She currently serves as the Director of Services East, overseeing services for Boone, Tama, Poweshiek, and Benton counties.  In her 28 year history with Genesis began with being hired to develop community services in Boone and close a 90 bed RCF facility. Following that she has been on development teams to support start up locations for Genesis at 10 new sites, 8 of which are still serving people. She has created a number of training programs used throughout the company, and is a graduate of ISU with Bachelor’s degrees in both Psychology and Social Work.

Justin Terry, Director of Services – South Region

1809 W 2nd Avenue

Indianola, IA 50125

(515)961-6918

justin@gendeviowa.com

Kirk Bragg, Director of Services – Mental Health

Dallas County Hospital

610 10th Street

Perry, IA 50220

(515)465-7541

kirk@gendeviowa.com

Karen Rosengreen, Director of Services – Behavioral Health

Administrator for the Hope Wellness Center

Hope Wellness Center

706 Cedar Avenue

Woodward, IA 50273

(515)462-9083

karen@gendeviowa,com

Karen has been with Genesis Development since June 2015. She started the Hope Wellness Center, which became the first accredited Crisis Center in Iowa.  Since opening the Hope Wellness Center in August of 2015, Karen has added Mobile Crisis, a 24-hour Crisis Line and will soon have in-house medical clearance for crisis clients. Karen graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Child, Adult and Family Services from Iowa State University (although she is a strong Hawkeye at heart!) In 2014, Karen earned a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from Kaplan University. Karen is very passionate about mental health and helping individuals find their path in recovery.

Emily Herron, Human Resources Director

401 West McKinley

Jefferson, IA 50129

(515)386-3017

emily@gendeviowa.com

Sara Morton, Development Director

927 8th Street

Boone, IA 50036

(515)432-7288

sara@gendeviowa.com

Grants Allow Us to Create Opportunities, Choices and Supports for Our Members

At Genesis Development, we are very fortunate to have support from individuals, businesses and organizations in the communities that we serve. Some of this support comes from our great donors and their passion for what we do. Other support comes from grants and organizations that exist to better the lives of everyone they surround. Here are the grants that we have received in the last fiscal year. Thank you to the great organizations that provided these.

Benton County Community Foundation

Belle Plaine Supported Community Living Program was awarded $2,900 to provide “The Power of Safety in an Uncertain World.” This funding allowed our members to purchase Basic Emergency Preparedness Kits; Portable Weather Alert Radios; & First Aid Kits for all of their homes. The staff then had professionals come in and train the members on the use of all the items. It was an       awesome grant for our members and very well received information for all!

Benton County Community Foundation

Belle Plaine Supported Community Living Program was awarded $2,900 to “Build Relationships Through Community Inclusion.” Funding will be used for specific community activities for the members. A few of those will be a trip to Isle Casino & hotel for an overnight; a day trip to Lost Island Water Park in Waterloo; A Rough Riders Hockey Game; and bowling outings to the Belle Plaine Bowling Alley. Thank you Benton County!

Bock Family Grant

Perry Mental Health Services was awarded $5,000 to  provide School Based Therapy in the Perry Community Schools.

Boone County DCAT Minigrant

Boone Explorer’s Camp was awarded $700 to cover rent of the Boone Historical Center where the campers meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Boone County Endowment

Boone Explorer’s Camp was awarded $5,000 to cover fees associated with activities and outings for the campers throughout the summer. A few examples of outings are:    I-Cubs games; Fort Frenzy; Bowling at the Tiger Bowl in Madrid; Blank Park Zoo & arts and crafts items. These activities would not be possible without these generous funds from the Boone County Endowment!

Boone Early Bird Kiwanis

Boone Explorer’s Camp was awarded $250 to pay for a summer pool pass at the Boone Municipal Pool and pool snack punch cards for the campers. Thank you so much Boone Early Bird Kiwanis!

Buena Vista County Employment Services

Storm Lake was awarded funding for our members who have paid employment in the community. This is crucial to the success of our members in finding and keeping jobs!

Leonard A. Good Trust

Boone Explorer’s Camp was awarded $12,500 to allow the program to provide scholarships to youth who can’t afford the camp or don’t have allowable funding to participate. We are so grateful to the Leonard Good Trustees for this funding!!!

Poweshiek Community Foundation

Grinnell Supported Community Living Services was   awarded $3,884 to provide “The Power of Safety in an Uncertain World.” This funding will allow our members to purchase Basic Emergency Preparedness Kits; Portable Weather Alert Radios; & First Aid Kits for all of their homes. The staff will then have professionals come in and train the members on the use of all the items. It’s an  awesome grant for our members, thank you Poweshiek Community Foundation!

St. Martin’s Grant

Hope Wellness Center in Woodward was awarded $975 for the purchase of science based curriculum for the   program as well as items to build a resource library at the center. Thank you to the board at St. Martin’s for this funding!

The Second Mile

Grinnell was awarded $1,000 to apply to programs and services! Thank you board of The Second Mile. It’s through grants like this that we’re able to do what we do!

United Way of Boone County

Boone Vocational Services was awarded $6,000 to provide transportation to, and from, work for our members who are employed in the community. This ensures they are able to keep their full-time jobs. Transportation costs are an issue at all of our sites and a huge THANK YOU to   United Way of Boone for your assistance at our Boone site.

Winterset Kiwanis Club

Winterset Discovery Program was awarded $300 to be used for outings and activities of the sites Discovery    Program. Thank you Winterset Kiwanis Club!

Three State Grants

Vocational Services were awarded funding for our members to get and find employment in our communities. Almost all of our sites get these funds:
1) Employment Services Grant (ES) funding
2) Iowa Vocational Rehabilitative Services (IVRS) funding
3) Making the Grade Grant

Home

Genesis Development is recognized as a dynamic leader, providing progressive and diverse services responsive to the needs of the people we serve.

WHO WE ARE

Genesis Development is a private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit rehabilitation organization that provides support for people with disabilities. Rehabilitation services are provided through continuing assessments and goal setting. These goals are intended to address the needs and desires of those receiving services.

HOW CAN YOU HELP

New programs, new group homes, company and service expansion, maintaining over 30 homes and things just wearing out mean that we are constantly in need of something. Click Here for our Wishlist.

If you have something you would like to donate, please contact Sara Morton at sara@gendeviowa.com or your nearest Genesis location.

OUR SERVICES

Throughout Iowa we are providing services in the areas of residential, employment, mental health, crisis intervention, transitional living and more to over 4,300 people by nearly 500 staff members.

Click to learn more about the services we offer.

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Contact Us

Boone

927 8th Street

Boone, IA 50036

Phone: (515)432-7288

Fax: (515)432-7289

Adel

2111 West Green Street

Adel, IA 50003

Phone: (515)993-5986

Fax: (515)993-5988

Belle Plaine

708 12th Street

Belle Plaine, IA 52208

Phone: (319)444-3211

Fax: (319)434-6042

Grinnell

925 Broad Street

Grinnell, IA 50112

Phone: (641)236-0230

Fax: (641)236-0245

Guthrie Center

2002 State Street, STE 3

Guthrie Center, IA 50115

Phone: (641)332-2398

Indianola

1809 W 2nd Avenue

Indianola, IA 50125

Phone: (515)961-6918

Fax: (515)961-6913

Jefferson

401 West McKinley

Jefferson, IA 50129

Phone: (515)386-3017

Fax: (515)386-4642

Perry

Dallas County Hospital

610 10th Street

Perry, IA 50220

Phone: (515)465-7541

Fax: (515)465-7636

Pocahontas

23 3rd Avenue NE

Pocahontas, IA 50575

Phone: (712)335-4623

Storm Lake

1607 North Lake Avenue

Storm Lake, IA 50588

Phone: (712)732-5038

Fax: (712)732-3312

Toledo

1001 C South County Road

Toledo, IA 52342

Phone: (641)484-3561

Fax: (641)484-2225

Winterset

115 East Washington

Winterset, IA 50273

Phone: (515)462-9083

Fax: (515)462-9065

Woodward

Hope Wellness Center

706 Cedar Avenue

Woodward, IA 50276

Phone: (515)438-2331

Fax: (515)438-2333

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