Capital Area Counseling Services Case Study
Through a partnership with Pollen Midwest, we created a case study to learn how Capital Area Counseling Services takes a comprehensive approach to supporting people facing mental health or addiction crises.
Excerpt from the Case Study
Capital Area Counseling Services (CACS) has developed strong partnerships with government officials, educational and health institutions and community members — but it isn’t afraid to lead from the front on new ideas.
Working the network
Pierre, SD is a tight-knit community, and CACS worked hard to gain trust and get community support to expand the services it offers. The team took intentional steps to build partnerships with a diverse set of stakeholders, including hospitals, schools and law enforcement.
Finding the right people
CACS places a premium on bringing the right people into its work, from getting its board more involved to finding the right people for its staff with a process focused on finding colleagues who share the organization’s values — collaboration, cooperation and empowerment.