It’s no secret that 2020 brought about change in a big way. It’s not only been about COVID, but the turmoil of long-overdue discussions on equality, justice, and even basic principles of fairness.
It’s been one of our workplaces flooding twice inside of a month, of another of our buildings being in the middle of protests, and of the changing dynamics of crisis care in Franklin County.
What hasn’t changed, though, is the dedication of staff who walk through our doors, day after day and night after night, providing the best care that they can in a system that is one of the most complex in American healthcare.
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The 3rd Annual Netcare Foundation Community Awards and Recognition Dinner was held on Wednesday, October 6 at the Columbus Museum of Art. After being postponed and cancelled in 2020 the Netcare Foundation was elated to have the opportunity to host the event in-person even if it meant checking vaccination cards and requiring face masks. Many sponsors returned to support the Netcare Foundation and many new supporters joined the organization for the first time this year. In total, about 130 guests attended the event and several more joined the silent auction online from the comfort of their own homes. Our emcee, Matt Herchik from NBC4, did a fantastic job orchestrating the evening and our honorees from Southeast and Community Housing Network were humbled to be acknowledged for their efforts in helping our clients find stable and affordable housing. We also acknowledged the Netcare staff that were present at the event for their hard work on the front lines of caring for the some of the most vulnerable individuals in our community and never wavering, even during a pandemic. We raised a total of $57,900 which nearly doubled the amount raised in 2019.
A big thank you to our sponsors this year! Thank you to our Title Sponsor, Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry. Thank you to the following Champion Sponsors: Cardinal Health, Columbus Springs, Ohio Health Our Patron Sponsors: Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, RiverVista Health, SUN Behavioral Health, Encova, Vorys, Ice Miller and Dr. Lee Shackleford
Enjoy photos from the event, courtesy of our friends at Open Image Studio.
For the safety of our patrons and guests, we will require proof of a COVID- 19 vaccination with a photo ID, or proof of a negative COVID test within 48 hours of the event. Anyone who cannot provide a vaccine card or negative test results will not be permitted to enter the venue. Check in for the event will begin at 5:30 PM and will go until 6:30 PM. No admittance will occur after 6:30 PM. Masks will be required and available, unless actively eating, drinking or presenting. Thank you for your understanding as we do our best to host a safe and fun event.
We are elated to be able to host our event this year after pausing in 2020 due to the pandemic. We are scheduled for Wednesday, October 6 from 5:30PM to 8:30PM at the Columbus Museum of Art. NBC4 journalist, Matthew Herchik, will serve as the evening’s Emcee. For details and to register click here
The Netcare Corporate Board is please to welcome Dr. Mona Robinson to its Board of Directors.
Dr. Robinson is a Professor of Counselor Education with Ohio University. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor, and Licensed Social Worker. She holds a B.S. in Psychology, M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling, and Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Services, all from The Ohio State University
Her areas of expertise include psychiatric rehabilitation, disability advocacy, multicultural counseling and ethics, and dual diagnosis.
She has served on numerous boards and has participated as a site reviewer for The Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and the Council of Rehabilitation Education. She currently serves on the Ohio University Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council, the Ohio University President’s Opiate Task Force, and has implemented coaching programs with the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Robinson currently serves as Institute Director for Ohio University’s Study Abroad programs in Italy and Botswana.
Dr. Robinson is a published author with more than 25 research publications and 1 book. She has been awarded and recognized for her achievements in professional counseling, focusing on health disparities, social justice and multicultural rehabilitation. Most recently she is the 2020 Invited Interviewee for The Professional Counselor Lifetime Achievement in Counseling Series.
“Netcare is honored and appreciates our long working relationship with NAMI Ohio and NAMI Franklin County,” says King Stumpp, President and CEO at Netcare Access. “The staff at Netcare have saved countless lives and helped individuals in crisis to a pathway of stability and safety. Since 1995, the agency serves, on average more than 10,000 patients each year and no one is turned away due to inability to pay,” says Stumpp.