Hello! As newly appointed Executive Director at MYCS, it is a privilege and honor for me to serve MYCS and our community in this role. As we become more aware of the importance of maintaining whole health wellness in our everyday lives, MYCS will continue to evolve to meet the needs of our community. The stigma associated with disabilities, and particularly mental illness, continues to hang over our society. Reliance on agencies such as ours continues to grow, as people in the community become aware of the importance of mental health wellness, the types of treatment available and the alternatives offered.
I believe we are living in a challenging time in healthcare and although the changing landscape and sometimes turbulent waters in the healthcare environment can be difficult to navigate, MYCS is poised to traverse these waters alongside you, with a solid team of dedicated, talented and well trained staff, who have a strong vision and purpose to meet the needs of the people we serve.
In responding to our community’s needs, our recently added Open Access model of service makes it easier than ever to receive help when you need it, and on the day you need it. Our tag line is Get Better. We want everyone, regardless of their stage of life, to be the best they can be.
It’s with mixed emotions that I leave MYCS, my home for the past 14 years. There will always be a special place in my heart for MYCS, the people who work there so diligently, and most of all, our consumers.
By listening to our consumers and understanding what they need, MYCS has steadily expanded the reach of services over the years. Under the very capable leadership of Carol Gross, MYCS will continue to grow and to address the needs of our consumers. Already, there are several exciting projects underway.
As MYCS continues to embrace the future of behavioral health, I will not be far removed. I have accepted the position of Regional Executive Director with the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) Community Behavioral Health Network. MYCS is one of the agencies in the Network. In addition, I have accepted the role of president of the MYCS Board of Directors.
I wish all the best to MYCS as we both move forward, continuing to meet the needs of Allegheny County consumers.
Hope is the virtue of possibility. It gives us reason to believe that no matter how acute the pain, how strong the addiction, or how discouraging the future may seem, there is always hope for a better tomorrow.
At Mon Yough Community Services, each client we serve offers the promise of growth, healing, and extraordinary optimism. We understand the challenges and triumphs our clients experience on the road to recovery. We’re here to celebrate their dreams and achievements, and never waver in the face of their adversities.
MYCS provides better care, better counseling and a promise of hope to all of our clients. We recognize the diverse and dynamic nature of the Mon Valley community, and commit to serving individuals struggling with health issues, rehabilitation needs, and recovery goals.
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