ABC Unified School District Selects Care Solace for
Mental Health Care Coordination Services
The partnership provides an added layer of support to connect students, staff, and families to
mental health and substance use treatment providers
ABC UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, SEPT. 12, 2022 – The ABC Unified School District is partnering with 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. Care Solace provides a Care Companion™ team who can quickly and confidentially find available providers in the community. Care Solace also equips school systems with a customized online tool that allows community members to search anonymously for community-based providers matched to their needs.
“We understand the importance of how a person’s wellbeing impacts how they learn and work,” said Mr. Toan Nguyen, Interim Superintendent. “By offering these services through Care Solace, we are giving our students and staff another resource to support them. We are extremely proud to offer this service.”
This year, ABCUSD is focusing on three areas - academic support for all students, campus safety, and student wellbeing. The District will use Care Solace to support student wellbeing.
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 2021-22 school year," said Chad Castruita, Founder and CEO of Care Solace. "We are proud to support ABC Unified School District 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 ABC Unified School District students, staff, and their families. For more information about Care Solace, please visit https://www.caresolace.org.
About the ABC Unified School District
In 1965 the Artesia, Bloomfield, and Carmenita School Districts unified and became the ABC Unified School District. Today, the District serves about 30,000 Pre-K to 12th Grade and adult education students through its 31 schools. It serves the cities of Artesia, Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens, and portions of Lakewood, Long Beach, and Norwalk.
About Care Solace
Care Solace is on a mission to calm the chaos of mental health care. The organization provides mental health care coordination services for school systems, existing to ensure that students, staff, and their families quickly connect to verified providers in their communities. Care Solace offers proprietary software to aggregate mental health care providers and substance use treatment options. Currently, Care Solace proudly serves three million students and twelve million staff and family members in over 300 school systems.