• For Immediate Release – September 27, 2022



    School District Five selects Care Solace for mental health care coordination services partnership

    IRMOLexington-Richland School District Five has selected Care Solace, an organization determined to calm the chaos of mental health care coordination, to expand access to community mental health and substance use treatment providers for students, staff, and their families.


    School District Five’s Lead for Clinical Counselors Beth Hook is excited about the partnership with Care Solace and the services they bring.


    As a district, we want to do everything we can to help students and families have resources to mental health and substance use treatment,” said Hook. “Partnering with Care Solace is another way to foster that support.  It’s okay to ask for help.  Let’s have these conversations so we can build skills to manage “big” or difficult emotions and situations.  We are fortunate to have this partnership with Care Solace to help ease the process of finding the right fit for treatment.” 


    Lexington-Richland School District Five will use Care Solace to support its mission of preparing all students to be college and career ready by providing a challenging curriculum in a safe, secure, diverse, and equitable learning environment focused on academic, social, and emotional growth and development. With Care Solace, families and staff gain access to a dedicated Care Companion™ to navigate the mental health care system on their behalf, calling providers to find the right fit and availability. They help families with private insurance, Medicaid, and no insurance, and are available 24/7/365 in any language. 


    Care Solace’s care navigation system uses proprietary technology and a vast database of behavioral and mental health care resources to find carefully verified therapists and programs in minutes. 


    "The return to in-person learning and the lasting effects of loss and grief pose new challenges for staff and families in the 2022-23 school year," said Chad Castruita, Founder and CEO of Care Solace. "We are proud to support Lexington-Richland School District 5 in prioritizing the well-being of its school community by providing timely access into mental health care and substance use treatment services.” 


    The Care Solace service is now available at no cost to Lexington-Richland School District Five students, staff, and their families. For more information about Care Solace, please visit https://www.caresolace.com/site/lexrich5