Local non-profit receives special recognition in Rutherford County

Apr 29, 2014 at 05:30 am by bryan

Centerstone, one of the nation's largest not-for-profit providers of community-based mental health and addiction services, announced that it has received special recognition for its Therapeutic Intervention, Education and Skills (TIES) program from the Rutherford County Department of Children’s Services (DCS).  Centerstone staff members received a special plaque at a reception in observance of Child Abuse Awareness Month.

The TIES program, according to a press release, seeks to help contribute to the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families. It provides free services to help keep children and families together, including crisis intervention, intensive in-home therapy for all members of the family, parenting and life skills training, and referral services to help connect individuals with necessary resources such as substance abuse treatment.

“We are grateful to be recognized by the Department of Children’s Services for our work with the children and families of Rutherford County,” said Richard A. Boyd, Centerstone’s Program Coordinator for TIES. “It’s because of the TIES team’s hard work and dedication to an evidenced based model and our close partnership with DCS that we are able to receive such an honor.”

Established in Rutherford County, the TIES program also serves Bedford, Cannon, Coffee, Davidson, Marshall, Rutherford and Warren counties. The program is funded by a grant from the Administration for Children and Families that is managed by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

“I have received contact from each and every family that has worked with this program on my referral—that they were thankful and beyond appreciative of the services provided,” said Madalyn Adams, DCS Investigator.  “Richard Boyd and the TIES program have presented themselves and their services as exemplary, definitely a program to set a standard by, and worthy of this presentation of our appreciation.”