Pathways, Connections & Support: Meet Healthy365 Connection Center

HISTORY OF HEALTHY365

Healthy365 was founded in 2016 as a community health improvement initiative and part of our local system of care. At its inception, the focus was to form strong community relationships and bring local partners together for a community-centric approach to overall well-being for residents and families. In the early years, Healthy365 featured teams with a focus on the different areas of wellness – spiritual, physical, financial, nutritional and mental.

In 2020, our Community Health Needs Assessment findings prompted a deeper dive into a Mental Health and Substance Use Needs Assessment for our community. The two assessments clearly identified mental health and substance misuse as top concerns for our community, and the number one need identified was a brick and mortar location for connection to services.

Thus, Healthy365 evolved into the Healthy365 Connection Center on W. McKenzie Road in order to provide pathways to prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery services for individuals in Hancock County struggling with mental health conditions and/or substance use disorders. Part of our System of Care and committed to quality of life for residents, our team’s goal is to help individuals navigate health concerns, while working towards whole body wellness.

We go far beyond simply handing people a list of resources. Together, we overcome barriers to help connect you to the mental health and substance misuse services you need.

EXPLORE HEALTHY365’S CONNECTION CENTER

The Healthy365 Connection Center is conveniently designed to provide access to countywide services and resources all in one place.

LEARN ABOUT OUR SYSTEM OF CARE

As a free and confidential, centralized connection for mental health and recovery resources within Hancock County and the surrounding area, our support navigators are focused on warm hand-offs to the right services and removing barriers.

Our 10-room center is a welcoming and relaxed space that includes a large meeting space that accommodates up to 20 people for support group meetings, staff training sessions and public classes.

System of Care

By recognizing that the choices we make are often shaped by the choices we have available to us, the Healthy365 Navigators are dedicated to connecting residents to key countywide services and resources all in one place and providing overall wellness support – mind, body and spirit.

As a collaborative support system for mental health or substance abuse treatment, we assist youth and families through our system of care, a collaborative support system for mental health or substance abuse treatment. Through our office, we serve the communities of Greenfield, New Palestine, Cumberland, Fortville, McCordsville, Wilkinson, Shirley and Spring Lake.

The System of Care is designed to be comprehensive, connecting you and your family with many local service providers including:

  • Healthcare
  • Mental health providers
  • Substance use treatment providers
  • Education
  • Law enforcement
  • Early Childhood
  • Faith communities
  • Developmental disability
  • Child welfare
  • Juvenile justice
  • First responders
  • Businesses
  • Community coalitions
  • Senior services
  • Local government
  • Youth and families
  • Not for profit organizations

As a network of agencies, our mission is to help remove barriers and implement strategies to ensure that all residents have access to a full array of services and support for mental health and substance abuse needs. Learn more about the Indiana System of Care.

We work in conjunction with our community partners and meet monthly to discuss, what resources are available, what barriers exist, and what services might be missing from our arsenal.

We strive to meet youth, families, and young adults exactly where they are and help pinpoint solutions to challenges by partnering for healing and improved health and wellness while alleviating suffering and delivering kindness.

our core values

We are community-based

We are family-driven and youth-guided

We are culturally and linguistically competent

We take a whole-health approach

If you’d like to learn more about our System of Care, contact Amanda Hinkle, RD, IBCLC at (317) 468-4653,
or at ahinkle@hancockregional.org.

As of 2022, our navigators have walked side by side with 148 residents through navigation services in support of their wellness goals. Additionally, the Healthy365 Connection Center has launched key local initiatives, groups and classes in support of its mission, including CRAFT, QPR, Rise Above It and a Hancock County Critical Incident Stress Management team.

HOW HEALTHY365 CONNECTION CENTER WORKS

Before the launch of Healthy365 and the Healthy365 Connection Center, residents would need to call 211 for referrals and assistance navigating local health, human and social services. Now, doctors can refer a patient to the Healthy365 Connection Center, or a resident can walk-in or call as a self-referral. Healthy365 works with all ages to provide pathways to prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery services for mental wellness and substance misuse treatment options. Our team of Support navigators helps connect residents to the best place to receive the help they need.

HOW HEALTHY365 CONNECTION CENTER IMPACTS HANCOCK COUNTY

  • Prevention
  • Education
  • Support
  • Programs & Events
  • Intervention
  • Community Engagement

If you need assistance or you would like to connect with a Healthy365 Connection Center Support Navigator, call (317) 468-4231, or visit in person at 120 W. McKenzie Rd. Suite G in Greenfield, Indiana.

Mental Health Campaign
IT’S TIME TO OPEN UP ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN HANCOCK COUNTY.
Hancock County desperately needs professional services and support programs to address the growing mental illness and substance use problems in our community. To that end, our Hancock Health Foundation is raising $3.5 million to fund critical support and resources for our community.