School Of Social Work At Stephen F. Austin State University At Burke Center

5170 WordsApr 18, 201721 Pages
Burke Center – A Rural Case Study ¬¬¬Agency Organizational Assessment I am currently completing my final internship for the School of Social Work at Stephen F. Austin State University at Burke Center, a mental health agency located in Nacogdoches, Texas. (myburke.org, 2017) states that “Burke’s mission is to provide the highest-quality and most compassionate and comprehensive mental health and developmental disability services to every client in East Texas that needs them.” The agency is well known in the area for providing superior mental health services covering a twelve county radius in East Texas. (myburke.org, 2017) confirms that they provide services to Angelina, Houston, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine,…show more content…
The agency has, overall, been instrumental in providing a much needed mental health service in rural East Texas. (myburke.org, 2017) states that Burke obtains state and federal funds administered by the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, the Department of Aging and Disability Services, and the Department of State Health Services for Early Childhood Intervention, Intellectual and Developmental Disability and Mental Health services respectively. Insurance payments, including Medicare, Medicaid and commercial policies for client services are an additional source of funds. (myburke.org, 2017) confirms that Burke staff and clients receive funds from IDD enterprise activities and contracted services. Extra funds comprise contributions from county governments and hospitals for singular projects, local donations and other in-kind sources of funds. (myburke.org, 2017) states that Burke has seen noteworthy increases in funding in the last two years due to jumps in mental health funding from the last two legislative sessions and through the implementation of the Texas 1115 Medicaid Transformation Waiver Program. This supplemental funding has allowed Burke to boost service capability. The following is detailed project areas / objectives for which Burke received funding via the
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