My Employment Story by Mark Brodz

“Work is essential…it is the glue that binds us to society.”-Bob Harvey, Founding Director of Independence Center Great quote right, but what in the world does it mean?         I had no idea who Bob was or what that quote meant.  But, perhaps you’ll read this just long enough to start to understand what I…

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Independence Center Hires New Community Support Program Manager

(ST. LOUIS – January 8, 2018) Independence Center, a St. Louis psychosocial rehabilitation center for people with serious and persistent mental illness, recently hired Christine Estrada as the organization’s new Community Support Manager. Estrada is a licensed clinician with over 25 years of experience supervising programs that serve the most vulnerable population experiencing homelessness, mental…

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Midwest Psychiatry Changes Their Name

We are pleased to announce that we are changing the name of Midwest Psychiatry to Independence Center Health Group. Our services, staff, and mission remain exactly the same. Midwest Psychiatry has always been the psychiatric services arm of Independence Center. This name change is part of the bigger picture of what Independence Center is doing…

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Independence Center’s Jennifer Higginbotham Transitions to Associate Director of Community Relations

(ST. LOUIS – November 16, 2018) Independence Center, a St. Louis psychosocial rehabilitation center for people with serious and persistent mental illness, has transitioned Jennifer Higginbotham as the organization’s Associate Director of Community Relations. Higginbotham has more than three decades of experience working with Independence Center and tirelessly supporting members in their recovery.   “Jennifer…

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Independence Center’s Abby Berger Promoted to Business Development Manager

St. Louis, MO – Independence Center, a St. Louis rehabilitation center for people with severe and persistent mental illness, has promoted Abigail Berger as the organization’s new Business Development Manager. Berger has been with the organization for over a year as a Development Specialist and has more than six years of marketing and account management…

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40 Stories in 40 Days

We are so excited to finally publish the 40 Stories in 40 Days project!! The 40 Stories in 40 Days project has three main objectives: (i) to provide a platform for our community to share their stories of mental illness and recovery (ii) to raise awareness and eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness in the larger community (iii) to provide…

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What’s Going On: Message from Mark

This past April I had a chance to attend the National Council for Behavioral Health conference. As I reflected over the next couple weeks on how Independence Center will have to grow and evolve to continue serving a marginalized population, I realize now more than ever it’s the time to declare war on mental illness.…

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Donor Spotlight – In Memory of Jane H. Stupp

My mother, Jane H. Stupp, lived her life wanting to be of service to her community. Over her lifetime she was involved with many organizations in varied capacities. I have a very fond memory one year when she was in charge of mailing hundreds of flyers and she organized the neighborhood kids around our dining…

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