Orion Family Services

Individual and Family Therapists from Orion Family Services Bring New Programs to Community

By CHHSM Staff | July 12, 2023

Recognizing the increased need for mental health services, a well-known and acclaimed health screening program in Wisconsin, Nurse Disrupted, is expanding its services to include behavioral health support and is partnering with Orion Family Services — based in Madison — to provide this service at the local Salvation Army’s Women’s Shelter and Family Shelter. Nurse…

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Orion’s ‘Parent Cafés’ Help De-Stigmatize Mental Health Issues

By CHHSM Staff | March 13, 2023

A new program between Orion Family Services in Madison, Wis., and the local Janesville (Wis.) School District, is helping de-stigmatize issues around mental health. Sonja Robinson, director of pupil services for Janesville, contacted Orion, who serves as a provider of school based mental health services. She wanted a way to work with parents to demystify…

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CHHSM Brings Message of Health and Human Service Collaboration to UCC Rural/Small Town Church Gathering

By Barb Powell | February 13, 2023

The UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries took a leading role in a first-ever Virtual National Gathering of UCC Rural/Small Town Churches and Ministries, held Feb. 9-11 from 4 to 7 p.m. each day. Throughout the three days, all of the keynotes and session presenters focused on the theme, “Nourishing the Seeds of…

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Orion Commitment to DEI Expressed Through Paid ‘DEI Days’

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | February 8, 2023

Orion Family Services in Madison, Wis., values the importance of an organizational culture that reflects diversity, equity, and inclusion in operations, across staff, and in service delivery. In a demonstration of commitment to these values, Orion provides staff with paid time to be spent engaging in activities that involve or reflect diversity, equity, and inclusion…

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Quilting Tradition Aids Orion’s Youth and Families in Need

By CHHSM Staff | November 9, 2022

“Orion Quilts” have been a unique part of the culture of Orion Family Services for decades — at least since the early 1940s. They are provided by our United Church of Christ partners — made by local church quilting groups — across Wisconsin. At the program’s inception, the quilts were provided to youth entering Orion’s residential facility…

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Orion Family Services’ DEI Workshop Well-Received During CHHSM Annual Gathering

By CHHSM Staff | May 9, 2022

Orion Family Services, based in Madison, Wis., played an active role during this year’s Annual Gathering, held in Louisville, Ky., in March. Two Orion staffers — Niquanna Barnett, community integrated services supervisor and in-home therapist, and Executive Director and CEO Stacey Parke — presented a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) workshop on everything the Orion Inclusivity,…

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Orion Family Services Receives Qualified Treatment Trainee Grant to Help Increase the Number of Licensed Mental Health Professionals in Wisconsin

By Barb Powell | April 11, 2022

Orion Family Services, based in Madison, Wis., recently received a University of Wisconsin (Whitewater) Qualified Treatment Trainee (QTT) grant. The program, funded by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, is coordinated with the University’s Center for Inclusive Transition, Education and Employment. It is designed to increase the quality of training and reflective supervision for supervisors…

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Worship, Keynotes, Workshops, Celebrations, Meeting In Person Highlight CHHSM Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | March 16, 2022

From the introduction of the Rev. Dr. Alton B. Pollard III — president of Louisville Presbyterian Seminary — as opening keynoter to the Rev. Dr. Jamesetta Ferguson’s (MOLO Village) powerful words during the closing worship service, CHHSM’s 84th Annual Gathering was a time of reflection, celebration, healing, and looking ahead that left attendees praising its…

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Annual Gathering to Include Meaningful Workshops and an Event App for Keeping Up to Date

By Barb Powell | February 11, 2022

Among the many highlights of each CHHSM Annual Gathering are the workshops, offered by friends, members, and partners. This year’s event, “Forward Together,” will be held March 8-10 in Louisville, Ky., and features workshops ranging from staff development to justice and advocacy. And helping attendees navigate the many offerings will be the Annual Gathering event…

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In Atypical Year, 2020 Annual Report Focuses on Ways CHHSM and Its Member Adapt and Serve with ‘Justice and Grace — Together’

By Barb Powell | June 25, 2021

The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries announced June 24 the release of its 2020 Annual Report. The online report centers on the responses of CHHSM and its member ministries to the dual public health crises of the past year: COVID-19 and systemic racism. The report is focused on the theme, “Justice and…

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