FARGO – Clients of The Village Family Service Center’s Intensive Outpatient Program now have the option of attending afternoon sessions. The Village recently started offering afternoon IOP programming, in addition to morning, to better accommodate those dealing with mental health challenges.
The Village started IOP in June 2017, filling a gap in area psychiatric services. IOP serves as a transition down from partial or inpatient hospitalization or for those exiting chemical dependency treatment who have ongoing mental health needs. It also provides additional support for those who need more than individual counseling or who are experiencing challenging times. Clients receive education and support, develop coping skills, and problem-solve ongoing stressors in a group setting.
IOP clients meet three hours a day, four days a week, at The Village, 1201 25th St. S., Fargo. They now have the choice of 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
“Clients aren’t always able to attend morning sessions,” said Jennifer Reid, IOP supervisor. “We wanted to reduce the barriers for people in need of this program, so we divided the group to create the afternoon alternative.”
The Village’s mission is to strengthen individuals through regional community behavioral health services. The 127-year-old nonprofit is based in Fargo and has offices in 15 communities across North Dakota and Minnesota. Its programs and services include counseling, addiction treatment, in-home family therapy, mentoring, adoption services, pregnancy counseling, truancy intervention, financial counseling, employee assistance programs, and business training. For more information, call 701-451-4900.
The Village’s mission is to strengthen individuals we serve through regional community behavioral health services. We are accredited by the Council on Accreditation and are a United Way Community Partner.