June 6, 2019 | Comments Off on Alexander Youth Network combines with Youth Focus
On September 1, Alexander Youth Network merged with Guilford County-based mental health provider Youth Focus to expand its comprehensive mental health services to children across North Carolina.
“Merging with Youth Focus gave us a competitive advantage to serve more children, expand our footprint and array of services, and continue enhancing our capabilities,” said Alexander CEO, Craig Bass.
The combined organization, Alexander Youth Network, is better positioned for the value-based managed healthcare environment and Medicaid reforms underway in North Carolina. Youth Focus and Alexander Youth Network shared similarities in their organizational and service structure. Through the combination with Youth Focus, Alexander Youth Network will now provide mental health services from offices in fourteen North Carolina counties. Additionally, Alexander now operates Youth Focus’ psychiatric residential treatment program, which serves adolescents, ages 13-17, in addition to its other mental health services. The combined agencies provide Therapeutic Foster Care, Day Treatment, Intensive In-Home, Multi-Systemic Therapy and Multi-Systemic Therapy for Problem Sexual Behavior, Substance Use Disorder Treatment, and Outpatient services for children and adolescents.
All behavioral health services have been combined into Alexander Youth Network. The Act Together crisis shelter, temporary housing services, and Safe Place programs will continue to operate as Youth Focus, an affiliate of Alexander.
“Now, more than ever, it’s important for organizations to be more comprehensive and able to integrate physical and mental health services,” said Alexander CEO Craig Bass. “We have to ensure we’re getting kids into services when they need them, where they need them, and how they need them to achieve long-term healing.”
Updated September 1, 2019
Written By: Stacia DeBerry Jackson