APPLETON, Wis. (October 12, 2022) – Catalpa Health, a mental health and wellness service provider for children and adolescents in the Fox Valley, is celebrating 10 years of helping children and families improve their mental health and wellness. Since its creation in 2012, providers at Catalpa Health have supported over 250,000 visits for children and teens through over a dozen service lines and specialty clinics. To recognize this great accomplishment, and the work still needed to build mentally healthy communities, Catalpa Health will be launching a ’10 Days of Giving for 10 Years of Service’ donation campaign on November 1. The campaign will run for 10 days with a goal of $10,000 raised to support Catalpa Health programs.
Catalpa health was established in 2012 with strong support from community and healthcare leaders. With the community request recognizing a critical gap, our three hospital partners – ThedaCare, Ascension Wisconsin and Children’s Wisconsin came together to form Catalpa Health. Through the sustained support of both community and healthcare leaders we have doubled patient impact and currently serve over 8,500 kids and teens each year. “We’ve seen great success over the last decade because of the amazing support from our hospital system partners, donors, community partners and team members,” said Dr. Tracy Guiou, President and CEO of Catalpa Health. “As we celebrate a decade of serving the Fox Valley we are also looking to the future – what can we do to provide the most inclusive and innovative care to the children and families who rely on us.”
Since the onset of COVID-19 two years ago, Catalpa Health has added telehealth appointment options, launched new group therapy opportunities to meet the increasing need for mental health services and continued providing and participating in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion trainings to effectively work with the growing diversity in the Fox Cities. These needed efforts built a highly-skilled team of providers and support staff that can be flexible to the changing needs of all the communities we support.
“We have always been focused on providing the right care, at the right time, and we rely on community and partner support to do that,” said Scott Radtke, Chief Clinical Officer of Catalpa Health. “Their support allows our team to continue building the capabilities needed to support our community. Nationally, fewer than 1 in 3 youth with severe depression receive consistent mental health care (Mental Health America). This is just one example of the need we continue to see in our communities.”
The ’10 Days of Giving for 10 Years of Service’ donation campaign will run from November 1 – November 10 with a celebration event wrapping up the campaign on Friday, November 11. If you are interested in attending, please register for the event here. Link for the donation campaign will be provided on all Catalpa Health social media platforms during the campaign. If you would like to donate to Catalpa Health before or after the donation campaign, please visit https://catalpa.b2web.dev/donations/.
Catalpa Health is a pediatric mental health organization that provides pediatric and youth mental health services including psychiatry, mental health therapy and psychological evaluations to children and their families through clinics in Appleton, Oshkosh, and Waupaca. Additionally, mental health therapy services are offered in more than 50 area schools. Founded and managed as a collaboration between healthcare systems Ascension Wisconsin, Children’s Wisconsin, ThedaCare, and our community, Catalpa Health is invested in community partnerships and works with other mental health providers to ensure that all children are receiving the right care at the right time, close to home. For more information on Catalpa Health, please visit our website at www.catalpahealth.org or follow us at www.facebook.com/catalpahealth.