Magnum Mortgage is proud to announce its recent collaboration with CASA Mental Health in supporting the Minds Over Mountain Bike Tour. This partnership highlights Magnum’s commitment to community involvement and showcases the crucial services provided by CASA in the realm of mental health care. Riders from all corners of the province embarked on a challenging journey, covering over 1000 kilometers through various weather conditions to raise funds for CASA. In this blog post, we express our gratitude to these riders and shed light on the exceptional work carried out by CASA Mental Health.
CASA Mental Health: A Lifeline for Youth and Families:
CASA Mental Health is a well-established nonprofit organization dedicated to providing holistic and culturally safe wrap-around mental health services to children and adolescents aged three to 18, along with their families. Recognizing the gap in mental health treatment for diagnosed children and youth, CASA fills the missing middle by offering vital support between prevention and promotion in primary and community care, as well as acute treatment in hospitals.
Committed Professionals and Collaborative Approach: The CASA team comprises dedicated mental health professionals who are trauma experts, working collaboratively with community partners to deliver exceptional care. Their services range from assessment and treatment in community outreach settings to intensive treatment programs. With expertise in psychiatry, psychology, nursing, mental health therapy, social work, occupational therapy, child care counseling, teaching, and administrative support, CASA ensures a comprehensive approach to mental health care.
A Legacy of Care and Support: CASA’s journey began in 1988 when a group of parents and psychiatrists joined forces to address the limited mental health care options available for children and families in northern Alberta. Since its inception, CASA has grown exponentially, expanding its reach to serve Edmonton, central Alberta, and the northern regions. CASA’s unwavering dedication to delivering high-quality care within the community has remained steadfast throughout its history.
From CASA to CASA Mental Health: Originally standing for Child and Adolescent Services Association, CASA evolved its acronym while retaining the organization’s commitment to supporting the mental health of children, adolescents, and families. In 2022-2023, the organization simplified its name to CASA Mental Health, symbolizing a tribute to its roots while embracing a forward-looking approach. CASA Mental Health’s roadmap and vision for 2022-2027 strive to ensure access to child and adolescent services for all, fostering a community that prioritizes mental well-being.
Vision, Mission, and Values: CASA Mental Health’s mission centers around building resilience through holistic, evidence-informed, and compassionate care while advocating for children, youth, and families affected by mental illness. Their vision encompasses a community where all individuals receive timely mental health care and are empowered to thrive. CASA upholds core values of community, child-centered and family-inclusive care, collaboration, equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as outcomes-based accountability.
Magnum Mortgage is honored to have partnered with CASA Mental Health in supporting the Minds Over Mountain Bike Tour and raising funds to benefit the mental health of children and adolescents. Through their exceptional services, CASA Mental Health fills a critical gap in mental health care for diagnosed youth and provides comprehensive support to families. We commend CASA for their dedication to improving the well-being of our community’s youngest members. If you or someone you know requires mental health services for children aged 3 to 18, CASA is a valuable resource to explore, providing compassionate care and empowering individuals to thrive.
Visit CASA here https://casamentalhealth.org/