SCAN’s reach expands from 21 to 28 Indiana counties

| February 11, 2016

Northern Indiana Prevention Services Team added

FORT WAYNE—SCAN recently announced that as of Jan. 1, its services will expand, growing from 21 counties to 28 counties throughout the Department of Child Services regions 1, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 11.  New counties served include Lake County, Tipton, Madison, Hamilton and Hancock counties.

Additionally, SCAN’s presence in Region 3 will expand, with its Northern Indiana Prevention Services team providing Family Centered Therapy and additional therapeutic programming.  In doing so, SCAN assumed the staff from Indiana Mentor, a former provider. This exciting growth brings the number of SCAN employees from 195 to 210.

SCAN Executive Director Rachel Tobin-Smith said, “We are thrilled to assure families quality services to help them recover from the trauma of abuse and neglect.  These families are our families; these communities are our communities.”

SCAN provides prevention and/or preservation services for children and families who are victims of, or are at-risk for child abuse and neglect in Lake (1), St. Joseph (3), Elkhart (3), LaGrange (4), Steuben (4), Marshall (3), Kosciusko (3), Noble (4), DeKalb (4), Fulton (6), Whitley (4), Allen (4), Cass (6), Miami (6), Wabash (6), Huntington (4), Wells (4), Adams (4), Howard (6), Grant (7), Blackford (7), Jay (7), Delaware (7), Randolph (7), Tipton (11), Madison (11), Hamilton (11) and Hancock (11) counties. The vast majority of our services are provided at no cost to clients. For more information, visit us at www.scanfw.org. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/scanfw and on Twitter @scanfw. To report child maltreatment, call Indiana Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline at 1-800-800-5556.

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