Community Partner Investments
The impact of our work:
“I have been going to Outpatient at KBH for three years now. I have been dealing with mental health problems for most of my life but have always had trouble getting help. When I was younger, we didn’t have a car or we didn’t have good insurance. I also had a hard time keeping a job because I never felt well. I started to see Kerry, my clinician, and she has helped me a lot. At first, I saw her in Winthrop but when she moved to Farmington, it made it easier since I live in Franklin County. Before I went to KBH, I hard a hard time finding someone to help me with my illnesses and so I stopped trying. A few years ago, my doctor told me to try KBH and made a referral. I was on a waiting list for a little while but eventually I was able to get in. The Access Center talked to me about my needs and referred me to Kerry. However, I couldn’t always get to Winthrop for my appointments so I was so glad when I could see her in Farmington.
After a while, I started to feel better and more in control. I also use the case management services at KBH and they work together to help me and address any other needs. While I have days where I am not doing well, Kerry is always helpful and for the last two years I have been able to keep the same job.
When the pandemic came, I was really worried about my job and not having my appointments at KBH. At first, doing my appointments online was confusing, but the staff there helped me to understand how it works and now I enjoy it since I don’t have to leave my home but I can still get help. I feel much safer this way. My hours at work were cut back in April but Kerry helped me to find ways to feel more in control. I still struggle from time to time but I feel stronger and I am very appreciative that there is now a clinic in Farmington that receives funding from United Way. KBH and their Outpatient and Case Management program have helped me so much and I am so happy they were able to keep seeing patients during the pandemic.”
-Amy, Outpatient client, Kennebec Behavioral Health