WARREN, Ohio – Coleman Health Services is enhancing its counseling services with artificial intelligence technology that provides immediate client feedback after sessions, according to Kathy Myers, spokeswoman for the nonprofit agency.
Kent-based Coleman has offices in Warren and Liberty Township and serves 7,000 clients in the Mahoning Valley. The agency treats the “whole person,” she says, by providing assistance with employment, housing and case managers who work one-on-one with clients.
With the mental health crisis affecting so many young people, Coleman has a contract with Youngstown State University to provide counseling services to students. The company is developing an access center in downtown Warren that will serve residents who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis. And Coleman is developing housing for homeless women and children.
In partnership with the Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board and other sponsors, Coleman brought the Unmute the Uncomfortable Symposium to the Mahoning Valley in February. More than 500 people attended the racial justice and mental health awareness event in person or virtually. A follow-up seminar in September continued the conversation.
The next Unmute the Uncomfortable Symposium will be titled Racial Equity: Shattering the Stigma and Reshaping Our Community. It will take place May 4 at the Eastwood Event Center with keynote speaker Metta World Peace – formerly Ron Artest, an NBA champion and now a mental health advocate.
Several programs launched in 2022 will continue this year, Myers says. These include mobile response and stabilization services to help youth and families in Trumbull County and the addition of a housing navigator with Warren City Schools to help homeless children and families find affordable housing.
Coleman Health, founded in 1978, has 825 employees.