Keystone Behavioral Health was presented with an Agency Partner Award from Franklin Together Reentry Coalition on January 9, 2020. David S. Keller, Chairman for the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, presented Keystone with the award during a Franklin Together Reentry Coalition meeting held at St. Paul United Methodist Church.
Keystone Behavioral Health was nominated for this award due to its work with formerly incarcerated individuals while helping them to reintegrate into the community. These annual awards acknowledge the contributions of organizations or individuals in the community that serve this population.
“Keystone Behavioral Health provides psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and therapy to individuals with Medical Assistance or other insurance. Keystone has been a collaborative partner with many county programs including those that assist returning individuals such as the CARE (Case Assisted Re-Entry program for returning individuals with mental health issues) and IRCM program (Intensive Reentry Case Management which was a grant funded program that helped inmates with home plans). This partnership helps people gain access to services that would otherwise be delayed which could lead to a deterioration of mental health due to a lack of medication or monitoring. This imperative link to mental health services when released from the jail back to the community is extremely important for returning individuals. Keystone deserves to be recognized as an agency willing to work with individuals with criminal records and willing to collaborate with programs that case manage this population,” said Kimberly Eaton, Director of Reentry and Clinical Quality Assurance for Franklin County.