Channelview ISD Selects Care Solace for Mental Healthcare Services

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Partnership provides an added layer of support to ensure families, faculty and staff connect to mental health services

Students can’t learn if they aren’t supported mentally, physically and academically, and staff can’t help if they don’t have access to the right resources. Partnering with Care Solace will help us bridge this gap and offer quality, trusted mental healthcare resources to our community.

Channelview Independent School District (ISD) has selected Care Solace, an organization determined to calm the chaos of mental healthcare coordination, to extend access to mental health care and resources for families and staff. Care Solace equips school districts with a web-based tool that makes it easier to connect with both community-based and virtual mental healthcare providers and programs.

"We are incredibly excited to partner with Care Solace, and know this partnership will benefit our community in a very unique way," said Greg Ollis, Superintendent at Channelview ISD. "Mental health is not something that should be taken lightly, and we are now able to offer our staff, teachers, parents, and students an outlet for them to seek the help they need."

Located in an unincorporated area outside of Houston, Texas, 80 percent of Channelview ISD students are economically disadvantaged (TAPR, 2019). Limited community-based care resources and an increased demand for student and staff mental healthcare led the school district to seek additional support through Care Solace.

With Care Solace, families and staff gain access to a dedicated Care Concierge team, with experts available around-the-clock to guide users through processes related to insurance, provider availability, wait times and scheduling. Care Solace’s care navigation system uses proprietary technology and a vast database of behavioral and mental healthcare resources to find carefully vetted therapists and programs in minutes.

“Students can’t learn if they aren’t supported mentally, physically and academically, and staff can’t help if they don’t have access to the right resources,” said Karen Bryant, Ed.D, Director of Testing, Counseling, 504, RTI, and Dyslexia at Channelview ISD. “Partnering with Care Solace will help us bridge this gap and offer quality, trusted mental healthcare resources to our community.”

More than 90,000 school staff and parents at partnering school communities of Care Solace used the pre-screening tool, with at least 40,000 students receiving mental healthcare support as a result. Care Solace has facilitated an estimated 4,500 crisis interventions.

“Creating a healthy environment for learning in the 2020-21 school year has arguably never been more challenging for staff and families,” said Chad Castruita, founder of Care Solace. “We are proud to support Channelview ISD in prioritizing the wellbeing of its school community by providing timely access into mental healthcare services.”

Care Solace is now available to Channelview ISD families and staff. For more information about Care Solace, please visit https://home.caresolace.com/.

About Channelview ISD
The Channelview Independent School District is a rapidly growing school district with 9,500 students. The mission of CISD is to provide an educational program which will develop and enhance our students' intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth in order to encourage them to become creative, responsible, patriotic contributing members of society. Inherent within this mission is the belief that all students can learn, and that school can make a difference in the lives of its students. Channelview ISD is a 6A school district located in an unincorporated area situated on the Houston Ship Channel approximately 15 miles east of downtown Houston. The district has twelve campuses, an administration building, fairgrounds, maintenance headquarters and a transportation facility. There is a Pre-K center, seven elementary schools, two junior high schools, one ninth grade center, one high school, an alternative high school.

About Care Solace
Care Solace is on a mission to calm the chaos associated with mental healthcare coordination for high school and college students. The organization’s web-based system works alongside multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) as a tool for school staff and families to connect with community-based mental healthcare resources and providers. The proprietary care navigation system taps into a vast database of mental healthcare resources to find carefully vetted local therapists and programs in minutes. In 2019, more than 80,000 school staff and parents used the Care Solace pre-screening tool. At least 30,000 students received mental healthcare support as a result. To learn more, visit http://www.caresolace.com.

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