Easing the Transition From Hospital to Home
Cornerstone Companies and Community Health Network are proud to announce a philanthropic partnership focused on improving the hospital to home transition for patients in behavioral health care programs.
As Central Indiana’s largest provider of behavioral health services, Community Health Network offers an extensive continuum of behavioral health treatment options. Patients may be seen at a number of sites of care including full-service inpatient and outpatient locations. Community’s Behavioral Health Program also includes five group homes that house patients as they prepare to transition back into daily life. These group homes need regular repairs, and the patient rooms need maintenance when the occupants transition.
As part of our community initiative at Cornerstone, we plan to provide repair and maintenance services for these group homes. We’ve also pledged to provide move-in kits for patients transferring from inpatient or residential services back into their own apartments.
Many patients transition out of behavioral health programs, move into their own apartment and have no personal belongings. The Fresh Start Move-In Kits are designed to solve this problem. The kits will include essential items such as blankets, sheets, a pillow, some food, basic kitchenware, cleaning supplies and paper products. Teams of Cornerstone employees will create 23 move-in kits in 2017. In future years, we will focus on creating hobby kits, parenting kits and welcome to work kits. The Cornerstone team will also have the opportunity to volunteer throughout the year.
We’re excited to begin this philanthropic partnership with Community Health Network and give back to our community in Indianapolis.