Kingsway committed to removing barriers to access mental health care

WOOLWICH TWP. — Understanding the profound impact of untreated mental health conditions, Kingsway Regional School District has taken an innovative step forward by partnering with Care Solace, a social purpose organization focused on removing barriers to accessing mental health care.

The collaboration provides school district families and staff with access to Care Solace’s care coordination services at no cost. Kingsway Regional School District will use Care Solace to support its commitment to ensuring accessible mental health care. This initiative demonstrates the district’s dedication to building a resilient community, where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive.

“We recognize that mental health is a fundamental component of maintaining good overall health. However, many people continue to encounter far too many barriers to accessing mental health services. That is why this partnership with Care Solace is a big win for our faculty, staff and students, and we are proud to provide our Dragon family with a service that helps navigate a complex and fragmented mental health care system,” said Jim Lavender, Superintendent.

As a central hub of care, Care Solace streamlines communication and coordination to connect individuals with the right resources and appropriate level of care.

“School counselors frequently serve as vital connectors between homes, communities, and educational resources. This partnership equips them with tools, enabling them to provide even more effective support to students and their families, ultimately nurturing emotional and academic development,” said Mike Schiff, Director of School Counseling.

With a team of more than 500 dedicated Care Companions, Care Solace connects Kingsway Regional School District to over 370,000 licensed mental health and substance use treatment providers. Through a human-centered and technology supported approach, these Care Companions navigate the fragmented mental health care system on behalf of individuals, helping them find the perfect fit for their unique needs and insurance requirements. Their multilingual Care Companions are available 24/7/365 ensuring inclusivity and accessibility for the entire community.

For more information about utilizing Care Solace’s services, school district families can visit or contact the school counseling department.

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