About CoDI

 

 

The mission of CoDI is Healthier Families, Stronger Kids, and a Continuum of Services that can Support Families in Need.

 

CoDI reaches its mission through a variety of programs and services. These services include a Community Behavior Health Clinic in Palmer for children and their families, and two parenting programs, Parenting with Love & Limits and Strengthening Families. CoDI also provides Care Coordination services to youth from the Kenai Peninsula Region.

 

 

 

About CoDI

Co-Occurring Disorders Institute is a family focused agency that provides compassionate care to our local community. CoDI‘s services are based out of their offices in Palmer, Alaska. CoDI provides five core services: Behavioral health clinic services for children 3-21 and their families, Parenting with Love and Limits program, Strengthening Families Program, Care Coordination project on the Kenai Peninsula, and a Non-Marital Pregnancy Prevention program in local schools. The behavioral health clinic offers assessment, therapy, case management, and treatment planning. The Parenting with Love and Limits Program and our Strengthening Families programs are evidenced-based family skills training programs. They help to reduce problem behaviors and substance abuse in children, improves school performance and strengthens family bonds. Our Care Coordination project on the Kenai Peninsula assists families who have a child in out-of-home psychiatric treatment. Its goal is to help youth transition back to their communities while coordinating appropriate services.

CoDI began in 2001 under a SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) grant. Its original intent was to give working Alaska professionals the most up-to-date information on mental health, substance abuse, developmental disabilities, traumatic-brain injuries and complex behavioral issues. This is where CoDI got its name; an example of a co-occurring disorder is one that includes both a mental health and a substance abuse disorder. In 2004 CoDI became a tax exempt corporation. We received a 501(c)(3) status and are classified as a charity.

In 2008, CoDI worked with the State of Alaska and other funders by implementing the Bring/Keep the Kids Home Program in the Mat-Su. This statewide program sought to treat Alaska’s emotionally disturbed youth here, rather than send them to costly and far-away residential treatment centers in the Lower 48.

In 2013, CoDI expanded to offer the greatly needed outpatient behavioral health clinic services for children and families. CoDI accepts both Medicaid, through the state’s Denali Kid Care Program, and private insurance. Generous funders include the State of Alaska, the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, United Way, Mat-Su Health Foundation, Alaska Children’s Trust, Mat-Su Borough, Murdock Charitable Trust, and private donations.

 

 

 

 

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