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Lancaster County
Date: December 9, 2013

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Gwen Thorpe
(402)441-7447

LANCASTER COUNTY AND LUTHERAN FAMILY SERVICES ENTER INTO COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT FOR STAFFING AND MANAGEMENT OF COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER DURING TRANSITION

With the approval of an agreement under which Lincoln Family Services (LFS) will provide staffing and management services, the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners has taken an important step forward in the transition of the Community Mental Health Center to LFS. This cooperative agreement will allow the LFS management team to begin the process of implementing its service model at the CMHC, while at the same time guaranteeing that adequate staffing will be available to serve consumers during the transition process. The CMHC has been operated as a County agency since its creation in 1976, and plays a crucial role in our community's behavioral health system. The County Board believes the CMHC can be operated more efficiently by LFS, making community-based behavioral services more sustainable in the long-run. The Lancaster County Board is hoping to complete transition of the CMHC to LFS in a few months.

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