North Central Health Services

Youth Resiliency Partnership of Montgomery County

Almost half of all Montgomery County middle school students grapple with the challenges of growing up with divorced parents, and a quarter have a parent or other adult at home who’s gone to jail or prison.

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Nineteen West Central Indiana school corporations have received grant funding to assist them with collecting data and analyze the needs of their students.

With the grant’s help, schools must now establish how they would change current programs to improve mental health and/or keep students from doing drugs.

Lafayette School Corporation has been collecting data on student health after receiving money from the Lilly Endowment in 2017.

Lafayette Could See Riverfront Promenade Completed By 2017

Aug 19, 2016
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One piece of a community-wide dream to develop public space along the Wabash River is close to becoming a reality in Lafayette, thanks largely to private donors. 

If the promenade project stays on track, pedestrians could be strolling along the riverfront promenade in the fall of 2017. 

The city has advertised for subcontractors to bid on the construction of the promenade, a public walkway that will start at Riehle plaza on its north end and stretch south to the South Street and Columbia Street bridges. 

Smoke detector program coming to Tippecanoe Co.

Oct 4, 2013

Officials from fire departments throughout Tippecanoe County are teaming up to offer free smoke detectors to residents in need. The Historic Five Points Fire Museum also is involved in the project, with financial support coming from North Central Health Services.

Lafayette Fire Inspector Patrick Grimes says the grant totals more than $24,000. He says many homes in Tippecanoe County can benefit from multiple fire safety improvements.

Lafayette clinic's layoffs affect 14

Apr 25, 2013

Riggs Community Health Center is cutting staff positions. The layoffs at the clinic affect 14 employees.

President and CEO Veronique LeBlanc says it has been a challenge operating two sites, since the new South Street facility opened last November. Riggs moved into the former Woman’s Clinic, which was donated by North Central Health Services.

She says they have not been able to add as many doctors and nurses as planned, so there has not been an increase the number of patients or revenue to fund the current number of staff positions.

A new nonprofit effort is working to give medical care to uninsured Crawfordsville area residents.

The Montgomery County Free Clinic will offer general practice and dental services to patients with incomes up to 200% of the federal poverty level.

Board member Dr. Janet Rucker says the facility is named after Dr. Mary Ludwig, a longtime supporter of free medical services in the area.

"When she came to Crawfordsville to practice medicine, she found that she just couldn't charge people for her services. It was very difficult for her to charge for it."