INTERAGENCY SUPPORT COUNCIL OF EASTERN WILLIAMSON COUNTY INC

Taylor, TX   |  www.interagencyeast.org

Mission

THE PURPOSE OF THE ORGANIZATION IS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR SERVICES AND BRIDGE GAPS IN COMMUNITY SERVICES IN EAST WILLIAMSON COUNTY THROUGH COLLABORATION AND COORDINATION OF SERVICES IN EAST WILLIAMSON COUNTY.

Ruling year info

2006

Executive Director

Trish van Til

Main address

P.O. Box 5

Taylor, TX 76574 USA

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EIN

84-1636308

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Interagency rural school-based mental health project exists to fill a gap in mental health services in geographically isolated, low-income Eastern Williamson County. Many Texas school districts only have school guidance counselors on staff who spend their time providing academic counseling and testing coordination. Few schools have campus-based mental health professionals who are equipped to provide long-term care to students, families and staff. The root cause – that there are not enough mental health-care workers to treat everyone in need, has not been addressed (www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/12). Mental Health America’s Access To Care Ranking 2020 indicates how much access to mental health care exists within a state and Texas is ranked #5o, next to last (https://www.mhanational.org/issues/ranking-states). MHA ranks Texas as #3, one of the highest states on Prevalence of Mental Illness 2020. Another 70 percent of youth who need mental health treatment do not receive it.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Rural school-based mental health program

Mental health services are provided free to students, families and staff in Taylor, Thrall, Granger, Bartlett, Jarrell and Coupland school districts in East Williamson County, Texas

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Providing mental health services on campus for students, families and staff.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of counseling sessions performed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, At-risk youth

Related Program

Rural school-based mental health program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Rural school-based mental health program serving Hutto, Taylor, Granger, Bartlett, Jarrell, Thrall and Coupland ISD's in Eastern Williamson County 2020-21. (to date 12/31/20)

Number of families who participated in family therapy sessions.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Families, At-risk youth

Related Program

Rural school-based mental health program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Families in rural school districts of Eastern Williamson County 2020-21. (to date 12/31/20).

Number of youth who demonstrate that their school attendance has improved

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Rural School-based Mental Health Program in Eastern Williamson County

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Improved school attendance leads to improved grades and on-time graduation.

Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed social skills (e.g., interpersonal communication, conflict resolution)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Rural School-based Mental Health Program in Eastern Williamson County

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Interagency Support Council of East Williamson County, Inc. recognizes the ongoing threat that the lack of mental health services poses to our community. During a time of reducing services for children and school cuts, our rural school-based mental health program remains crucial. The impact of this program has proven extremely beneficial. Therefore, Interagency remains committed to securing funding to continue providing community-based social service solutions, with school-based mental health as a top priority.
Preventing crises, early intervention and providing family support will help avoid severe mental health challenges. Our rural school-based mental health program serves in this capacity with on-campus mental health services for students, families, and staff in East Williamson County.

Texans Care for Children's Policy Recommendations, “Supporting children's and parents' mental health is a high priority for 2017, as reflected by the work of the House Select Committee on Mental Health as well as other efforts by state leaders". Funding for our school-based mental health project is of utmost importance. In addition to providing monetary support, each school district provides some combination of dedicated office space, desks/chairs, computers, phones, etc. to allow social workers a professional working environment.
Interagency board will explore how best to leverage support. Intervention Services will track the number of referrals, increased academic achievement, improved attendance and behavior. This comprehensive approach to mental health will allow seamless services, equip students for success and create a positive influence in the community.

Interagency has a 10-year history providing school-based mental health services. We have demonstrated positive outcomes, and witnessed an increase in services needed. We have seen academic achievement in students, excellent progress toward counseling goals, and improved parental involvement. School districts realize the positive effects of this program and continue to pay their portion of the program services. Funding has allowed the Interagency to contract with professional, school social workers- licensed and certified, with master's degrees in social work. Jaime Nelson provides Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner services through a contract with Interagency. A unique strength of the Interagency is the monthly networking lunch open to all non-profit organizations in the area. A dedicated bookkeeper is on board as well as a finance committee to provide oversight.

Since August 2007, students, families, and school personnel have benefited from group and individual counseling, consultations, crisis intervention and case management. By 2010, family therapy and psychiatric services were added. The number of days of requested services have increased from our start date in Bartlett, Granger, Thrall, Jerrell, and Coupland. Social workers have been trained in trauma, suicide prevention, mental health first aid, and other areas. The Interagency has built strong partnerships, and together, we have improved mental health services in East Williamson County. Funding remains an obstacle. Long term, we want everyone to have access to convenient mental health services.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Case management notes,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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INTERAGENCY SUPPORT COUNCIL OF EASTERN WILLIAMSON COUNTY INC

Board of directors
as of 2/3/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jeff Ripple

Christ Fellowship Church

Term: 2000 - 2018

Susan Brock

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/03/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data