Church Health Services and PAVE partner to provide a Health Resource Nurse
Mar 05, 2015 12:34PM ● Published by Bev Beal Loeck
Photo ID L to R: Angie Olson, Parish Nurse Coordinator, Diane Reul, Health Resource Nurse, Teresa Nienow, PAVE Executive Director, Susan Osteen, CHS Executive Director
Church Health Services (CHS) announces the expansion of their Parish Nurse program to include PAVE (People Against a Violent Environment) clients. CHS has partnered with PAVE, both United Way agencies, to place a Health Resource Nurse at the PAVE location on a weekly basis. Church Health Services, Inc. is a faith based healthcare organization that conducts primary, dental, and mental health care clinics for the poor, uninsured and underinsured, and partners with local congregations to help them become centers for health and healing. Susan Osteen, Executive Director of CHS explains” CHS takes every opportunity to collaborate with other nonprofit organizations to identify the needs of our community and find unique ways of meeting those needs together. We are excited to be working with PAVE to place a Health Resource Nurse in their facility to serve the needs of their clients”.
Parish Nurse Coordinator Angie Olson explains, “Diane will be able to address health concerns in a holistic manner, assist with medication management, address spiritual concerns, help people find a church home for continued support and act as a resource for referrals for medical care, mental health counseling, and/or dental care.
PAVE Executive Director Teresa Nienow said, “Diane Reul is a great addition to the PAVE team! She is able to provide a level of support, resources, and knowledge that would not be possible without this partnership. Diane follows our model of client focused services in conjunction with CHS’s mission to address health concerns in a holistic manner. PAVE looks forward to continuing our partnership with CHS and working with Diane to provide the best services possible to our clients.”
PAVE, a United Way agency works to empower those affected by violence in Dodge County. All of PAVE’s services are free. Crisis services are also confidential and available to both those that stay in shelter and to those that continue to live in the community.