RRHS partners with Out of the Ashes to support local homeless – The Tryon Daily Bulletin

RRHS partners with Out of the Ashes to support local homeless people

Posted 10:09am Monday, September 19, 2022

Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) is expanding community partnerships to support Out of the Ashes Ministry, an organization dedicated to serving homeless populations in Rutherford and Polk Counties through a faith-based shelter and shelter program. of recovery.

“We have identified a need in our community for support services for the homeless population, and we are thrilled to be able to partner with a great local organization that is working to meet those needs and serve these people,” said Rachel Donelli, Director of Case Management at RRHS. “This partnership will enhance our ability to provide resources to these individuals when they seek medical care at our facilities.”

Out of the Ashes founder, Pat Chamberlain met with behavioral health and case management teams at RRHS on Thursday.

Out of the Ashes founder, Pat Chamberlain met with behavioral health and case management teams at RRHS on Thursday to discuss the partnership.

“We are collaborating with the team here and are excited to make a difference in our community together,” Chamberlain said. “We look forward to the upcoming resources that we can provide to our community through this partnership.”

RRHS will provide mental and behavioral health support and referrals for Out of the Ashes as they grow from their current 25-bed capacity to a 70-bed capacity.

“We welcome any opportunity we have to partner with the local community,” said Terri Robinson, Director of Behavioral Health at RRHS. “Our behavioral health team will be able to meet the needs of Out of the Ashes and really help make a difference in the mental health needs of these populations.”

Out of the Ashes provides low-barrier, emergency and transitional housing for men, women and children in need in Rutherford and Polk counties. For more information, call 828-395-2000 or visit outtheashes.org. For more information on Rutherford Regional, visit myrutherfordregional.com.