LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - A local nonprofit focusing on improving area families is the focus of a national mental health study.
The Family and Children's Center's Individual Placement and Support program will be one focus in a study on how employment and mental health services reduce the need for Social Security Disability benefits. The study will look at adults between 18 and 50 years old who are denied Social Security Disability benefits.
Family and Children's Center leaders say the study will help make positive changes to their service programs.
"We're thrilled to be chosen to be part of this study for the exact reasons you just said, where it could be policy-changing and life-changing for individuals that we're trying to help, so we're thrilled,” said Family and Children’s Center President & CEO Tita Yutuc.
The study is funded by the Social Security Administration and will be conducted through Dartmouth College. Study organizers will be working with other programs across the country as well.
- Carfentanyl makes its way to La Crosse, leading to more doses of Narcan
- Heart attack survivor praises exercise as life-changing
- La Crosse man charged with assault, woman hid in gas station
- Car goes through ice on Lake Onalaska, owner rescued
- Federal tuition tax deduction back on the books
- First public meeting held on Trane All-Abilities Park funding campaign
- Gander Outdoors opens in Onalaska
- Students learn robotics, design during first-hand lesson on engineering at Trane
- Public meeting held on Hwy. 35 reconstruction plan
- Local students hold candlelight vigil for Florida school shooting victims