Additional Programs

The Samaritan Center offers additional programs for your wellbeing. More details about the programs available are listed below.

Additional Programs

Integrated Mobile Wellness Center

The Samaritan Center’s Integrated Mobile Wellness visits rural communities that may face lack of access to mental and behavioral health resources and/or services. The focus is to provide integrated mental and behavioral health care as well as resource information to clients that may have barriers of transportation, internet access or stigma associated with receiving care.

Clients visiting the Integrated Mobile Wellness Center can receive:

  • Diagnostic Evaluations
  • Medication Management
  • Case Management
  • Individual Therapy
  • Parenting Education

With our on-board licensed therapist, we are able to provide assessments and establish care for the client. If a client is in need of advanced or long term continuing care, staff on board can help resolve barriers clients may have in accessing more traditional behavioral health care resources. The Integrated Mobile Wellness Center provides all-encompassing care under the belief of healing the body, mind, and social needs. This is accomplished by coordinating through Samaritan Center’s wide range of services to provide the best quality of care for a client.

The IMWC currently provides services in Knox, Daviess, Pike and Martin counties and has traveled 8,500 miles in its first year of service with hopes of reaching into neighboring counties very soon.

To schedule an appointment when the IMWC is in your area, please call (812) 890-3379.
Wabash Valley Friendship Clubhouse
See our feature on PBS, fast forward to 13:40 on the video.

The Wabash Valley Friendship Clubhouse (WVFC) is much more than a social or employment service. First and foremost, we are a community of people with mental health difficulties working together toward the common goal of recovery. As with all clubhouses, participants are known as “members” as opposed to patients or clients. Members are unique individuals who possess valuable talents, strengths and abilities which when combined, assist in making the Clubhouse come alive. The sense of membership, support and belonging are the very heart of the Clubhouse way of working.

Wabash Valley Friendship Clubhouse

The Clubhouse is organized to support members living with a mental illness. The mission of the Clubhouse is to provide a safe place for members who have had their lives disrupted by a mental illness. It is a place to allow individuals to gain and give encouragement, to be empowered to connect with community and to gain back their lives lost to mental illness. Through participation, members are given the opportunity to join the worlds of employment, education, meaningful work and friendships. Clubhouses help break isolation and provides persons with mental illness and opportunity to create and share in a safe environment while receiving the necessary support to succeed.

Wabash Valley Friendship Clubhouse guarantees its members:

  • The right to a safe space
  • The right to meaningful relationships
  • The right to meaningful work
  • The right to a welcoming environment

To be a member of the Wabash Valley Friendship Clubhouse:

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Diagnosis of a mental illness
  • Non-violent

Membership with the Clubhouse is:

  • Voluntary
  • Member chooses their level of participation, no schedule, rules or contracts
  • All members will have access to every Clubhouse opportunity with no differentiation based on diagnosis or level of functioning

As a Member you are expected to:

  • Respect the safety, property and rights of others
  • Only smoke in designated smoking areas
  • Not be under the influence of, nor consume, alcoholic and/or illegal drugs while at the Clubhouse

The Wabash Valley Friendship Clubhouse is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with extended hours for recreational activities during the evening and weekends. The Clubhouse will be open for every major Holiday (hours determined on case-by-case basis).

A day in the Clubhouse could include:

  • Working in the kitchen preparing the daily lunch, cleaning, meal planning, shopping and stocking the pantry and snack shop
  • Employment training and work opportunities
  • Working the registration desk, answering phones, following up with members that have been absent, writing articles for the Clubhouse newsletter, community outreach, volunteering in the community, fundraising, hosting events

To join the Wabash Valley Friendship Clubhouse it is as easy as calling (812) 885-8530 to schedule your tour! Our friendly staff and Clubhouse members will be glad to show you the program and help you begin your new journey!

Wabash Valley Friendship Clubhouse
401 South 7th Street
Vincennes, IN 47591
(812) 885-8530

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System of Care
The Lutheran Foundation System of Care

Finding the services you need for your child and family can sometimes be a challenge. In an effort to assist our community, the Samaritan Center Intensive Youth Services program offers the System of Care program to help access services for area youth and their families. The State of Indiana's Department of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) has created System of Care, a program to ensure that Indiana citizens have access to quality mental health and addiction services that promote individual, family and community resiliency and recovery.

The System of Care Coordinator focuses on building relationships, connecting caregivers and building alliances so that people who need help can access a coordinated network of services. As personal advocates, they want to make sure people receive seamless, compassionate care.

For more information on System of Care in Knox, Daviess, Martin and Pike counties, please contact Ashley at (812) 885-2720.

Wraparound Services

Samaritan Center is the Authorized Access Site for Wraparound for Knox, Daviess, Martin and Pike counties in Indiana. Wraparound is an approach to care planning that builds on the team work of a committed group of family, friends, community, and professionals using resources and talents from different areas that creates a plan of care that is best for the family and its goals. To learn more about the Wraparound Access Site at the Samaritan Center, click here. You can also contact our Wraparound Facilitator and Access Site Supervisor, Dawn Stroud, by email at dstroud@gshvin.org or by phone at (812) 885-2720.

Intensive Youth Services

The Samaritan Center Intensive Youth Services offers Child Safety Seat Inspection. Parents can make an appointment to have their current car seat inspected by one of our certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians (CPST).

Why should you have your child’s care seat checked? Statistics show that 3 out of 4 car seats are installed incorrectly and that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children.

Our technicians will assess how your child fits in their car seat, check their car seat for any recalls, and ensure the seat is properly installed into the vehicle.

To schedule an appointment with our Child Passenger Safety Technician contact the Samaritan Center Intensive Youth Services at 812.885.2720.

On appointment day you will need to bring with you the following:

  • Your child
  • Your child’s current car seat
  • Car seat instruction manual
  • Vehicle that is used most to transport the child
  • That vehicle’s instruction manual
Electroconvulsive Therapy

Samaritan Center offers inpatient and outpatient Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT). ECT treatment is based on our psychiatrist’s thorough assessment of the patient and the severity of the patient’s illness, medical indications and contradictions as well as non-responsiveness to previous treatments. ECT treatment provides psychiatric care for patients that have been unsuccessful in standard treatment modalities. ECT treatment can be provided as an inpatient or an outpatient service based on the patient’s needs.

Treatment Services Include:

  • Medical assessment to determine patient’s ability to participate in the program and determine specific patient needs
  • Education concerning ECT treatment and recovery after treatment
  • Family involvement in the treatment and recovery process
  • Patient will be continuously monitored by a team of trained medical staff during treatment
  • Treatment can be administered as outpatient or inpatient level of care
  • This program is for adults only (ages 18 and up)

For more information regarding Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) please contact Dr. Oriaifo and his staff at 812.886.6800.

ECT Brochure
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Samaritan Center offers inpatient and outpatient Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). TMS is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression. TMS is typically used when other depression treatments haven’t been effective. This treatment involves repetitive magnetic pulses and is sometimes called repetitive TMS.

During treatment a marker is placed near your forehead and the electromagnet painlessly delivers a magnetic pulse that stimulates nerves in the area of the brain that controls moods and depression. It stimulates the area of the brain with decreased activity which seems to ease depression symptoms and improve patient’s moods.

Depression is a treatable condition, but for some people, standard treatments aren’t effective. Repetitive TMS is used when traditional treatments like medications and talk therapy (psychotherapy) are not effective.

TMS does not require surgery or implantation of electrodes therefore it doesn’t cause seizures or require sedation or anesthesia. Generally, TMS is considered safe and well-tolerated but may have some side effects. Those include headache, discomfort at the site of treatment, tingling or spasms of facial muscles and lightheadedness. Most symptoms subside quickly.

Treatment Services Include:

  • Medical assessment to determine patient’s ability to participate in the program and determine specific patient needs
  • Education concerning ECT treatment and recovery after treatment
  • Family involvement in the treatment and recovery process
  • Patient will be continuously monitored by a team of trained medical staff during treatment
  • Treatment can be administered as outpatient or inpatient level of care
  • This program is for adults only (ages 18 and up)

For more information regarding Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy (TMS) please contact Dr. Oriaifo and his staff at 812.886.6800.

TMS Brochure
The Gathering Place
Adult Day Programming

The Gathering Place provides a place for adults with disabilities to strive to reach their fullest potential in the community, while providing a non-judgmental and open-minded environment for all to attend. The goal of The Gathering Place is to help build a participant's self-esteem, help them take responsibility for themselves, teach them to identify any symptoms they might be having and to seek assistance when needed.

To achieve these goals, the program provides skill building techniques including social skills, coping skills, anger management, medication management and independent living skills.

The Gathering Place