Four Oaks receives contract

March 9, 2012

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Contact: Mike Mitchell
Regional Vice President 
Cell:  319-551-6504
Office:  319-784-2054
E-mail: mmitchell@fouroaks.org


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 8, 2012

(Cedar Rapids) – Four Oaks has received notification that it has been awarded funding from the Department of Human Services to develop and implement a System of Care Pilot Project.  The child welfare agency was awarded the contract to provide the service to Linn and Cerro Gordo counties.

According to Mike Mitchell, Regional Vice President at Four Oaks, the contract will allow for his organization to provide comprehensive community-based service to 30 children in the two counties.

“This model of care coordination, family engagement, and collaborative work with other community service providers enables us to minimize a child’s time in placement,” Mitchell explained.  “Our goal is for kids to live with their families in their home communities.  This pilot project moves us toward that goal in a much more collaborative way”

Mitchell expects the pilot project to begin serving families within three weeks.

Four Oaks, headquartered in Cedar Rapids, is one of the state’s largest child welfare, juvenile justice and behavioral health agencies.  Four Oaks and its affiliates serve more than 14,000 kids and families each year in all 99 Iowa counties

For more information, visit www.fouroaks.org.

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