In observance of Independence Day, all COMTREA locations will be closed on Friday, July 3.  

Dental leadership accepting award

COMTREA Dental Care Receives National Award

June 28, 2018

COMTREA Dental Care is proud to accept this year’s Henry Schein Cares Medal.

Dental Care leadership, Dr. Courtney Garland, DMD, Oral Health Director, and Dr. Nathan Sutter, DDS, attended the national ceremony to accept the bronze medal.

“This is a large accomplishment for the Dental Care Department. We were able to be recognized for all the hard work, initial launch of tele-dentistry (remote dental services and consultations), and efficiency of workflow and progress providing another avenue of care for our patients,” said Garland.

With this bronze medal, Dental Care will receive a $5,000 cash prize and $10,000 of product from Henry Schein.

“We will be able to utilize $10,000 of product to increase supply and equipment for our mobile dental program (Tooth Titan) to assist with school services,” said Garland.

COMTREA Dental Care is one of three finalists in an award which receives over 150 applications.

Dr. Garland is very proud and believes this award highlights all they have accomplished in the past five years.

Henry Schein, the world’s largest provider of business and clinical technology solutions, focuses on enhancing the efficiency of office-based dental, animal health, and medical practitioners caring for the under-served.

 

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Jefferson County Legislative Event

COMTREA Mentioned at Jefferson County Legislative Event

June 25, 2018

The Jefferson County Legislative Breakfast took place Thursday, June 21 at Jefferson College. This event provides county agencies and business owners the opportunity to hear directly from State and Federal elected officials the achievements and work completed during their pass session.

COMTREA was mentioned numerous times during the event regarding funding and work on the Opioid Crisis. In addition, Jennifer Hoskins from Senator Roy Blunt’s office spoke of the funds for Quality Mental Health Care.

Representing COMTREA was Lisa Rothweiler, COO, Lisa Wigger, Executive Manager and JCGA Board Member, and Gabby Ayres, AVP Youth Behavioral Health and member of the Jefferson County Drug Prevention Coalition.

Speakers included Elaine Gannon, Becky Ruth, and staff from the offices of Senator Paul Weiland, Senator Roy Blunt, Senator Claire McCaskill, Congresswoman Ann Wagner, Congressman Jason Smith, and Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer.

Special thank you to the Jefferson County Growth Association for hosting this annual event, and our elected officials for their work during this past legislative session.

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Blueprint of new building

A New Beginning. A Safe Future.

June 21, 2018

Mary’s House of Hope at A Safe Place will be a reality! The domestic violence transitional housing complex, which will be located at COMTREA’s A Safe Place, received an anonymous major gift to launch construction of the first of four housing units.

With this gift, the campaign for Mary’s House of Hope at A Safe Place has now raised more than $1 million from generous donors. The first housing unit will have four apartments, each becoming home to up to twenty-two women and children.

Women and children will be enrolled in a self-empowerment program, identifying their own struggles and challenges. Advocates will serve in providing community resources and therapy, while residents move toward independent living. Families may live in the transitional housing complex for up to two years, freeing up immediate shelter at A Safe Place.

A Safe Place, the only domestic violence shelter in Jefferson County, has been serving women and children for 31 years. In 2017, the shelter provided 6,289 nights of safety, but turned away over 1,100 victims due to being at capacity.

We encourage the community to support this life-saving effort. For more information on the project, funding, or donations, contact Kim Elbl, Vice President of Marketing and Fundraising for COMTREA, at 636-232-2339 or visit www.comtrea.org/campaign.

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Woman working

Supportive Employment Services Coming to COMTREA

June 14, 2018

COMTREA is excited to announce offering supportive employment services coming in Fall 2018.

Using evidenced-based practices, we will work with our clients to obtain and keep employment. Highlighted services will include job identification, job search, job coaching, and benefits counseling.

Approximately 60% of participants receiving this service achieve employment, compared to a 23% success rate for more traditional avenues. Furthermore, research shows having a job increases personal recovery goals and performance.

Follow the link below to learn more about disability benefits in Missouri. The online tool provides information for those wanting to work, but afraid of losing income benefits or health insurance.

https://mo.db101.org/

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