Hope Haven Announces It Will Discontinue Mental Health Therapy Services

Thu 5-2-2019

(Spirit Lake)-- Hope Haven has announced it will be discontinuing mental health therapy services in its nine-county service area effective June 27th. The agency also provides mental health services to jails in the region.

The agency says it will continue to provide services such as psychiatric intervention, employment placement, peer support and other therapies, and will continue with its residential housing program, which continues to grow.

The agency has cited issues surrounding rates and reimbursements by managed care organizations, adding they've been satisfied with funding provided by Northwest Iowa Care Connections and Sioux Rivers Regional Mental Health and Disability Services, a couple of agencies for which Hope Haven provides services.

Hope Haven recently purchased its building on Gary Avenue in downtown Spirit Lake from Dickinson county for $148,000 and had started to renovate it. Officials say that project is being funded through other sources and fundraising.

Hope Haven CEO Matt Buley wasn't immediately available for comment late this (Thurs.) afternoon.