What is Systems of Care (SOC)

SOC is a network of effective, community-based services and supports for children, youth, and their families with or at risk for mental health or other challenges. It is organized into meaningful partnerships with families and community to address their unique cultural and linguistic needs. The goal is to help them function better at home, school, in the community throughout life.

SOC core values:

  • Family Driven and Youth Guided
  • Strengths-based
  • Community-based
  • Culturally Competent
  • Trauma-Informed

Systems of Care Consortium

Systems of Care is governed in each county by a local advisory board called a Consortium.The Consortium meets monthly or quarterly to develop policies and procedures, fundraising ideas, and ensure fidelity to the Systems of Care model. Systems of Care Consortium Advisory Boards are located in Huntington, Kosciusko, Marshall and Whitley counties.

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Consortium Representatives Include:

  • Department of Child Services
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Youth Organizations
  • Schools
  • Community Partners