Mental health changes highlight supervisors’ meeting

The Franklin County Board of Supervisors heard two updates about ongoing changes to regional mental health services at their meeting Monday morning.

     Community Services Director Russell Wood met with the board to discuss a management plan regarding policies and procedures for Central Iowa Community Services (CICS). The agency is comprised of 10 regional counties, including Franklin County, and was formed after mental health services were changed by state-mandated laws. Most counties now pool resources and offer mental health services as part of a multi-county group.

     CICS has been developing the basic framework for the system that will deliver the mental health and disability services to the 10-county region. Wood presented the board with a 44-page draft document that outlined things like financing and management.

Read the full article in the March 5 edition of the Hampton Chronicle.