As the coronavirus pandemic forces many people to stay at home, Fred Finch Youth & Family Services is finding ways to embrace distance technologies for mental health therapy.
The youth center uses a combination of music, video chats and different technology platforms to help deliver therapy to clients and keep them engaged in the sessions, now that the coronavirus limits in-person meetings.
“This is not just about going to telehealth, this is about going to tele-mental health,” said David Millen, a therapist at the center.
Fred Finch first opened as an orphanage in 1891. Today, the center helps young people and their families overcome homelessness, poverty, developmental and psychiatric disabilities, and significant trauma.