The Coeur Center and Cleveland Square are new, state-of-the-art clinics that address root causes to health issues.
At first glance, the Coeur Center may look like a sparkling new recreation center located on the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation near Worley.
In reality, the Coeur Center is a prevention center that is designed to be a safe space and a positive place for youth and families. It was built by Marimn Health to confront the social determinants of health that affect reservation youth. The center provides earlier access to holistic care and behavioral health services that are designed to reduce health disparities, improve mental health, and combat the effects of addiction.
The center opened earlier this month.
“This is more than a building,” Marimn Health CEO Helo Hancock told the Coeur d’Alene Press. “Through the Coeur Center, we are looking to reduce health disparities and build brighter futures by giving our youth the programs and resources to increase the odds that they will succeed in school and overcome life’s challenges. We want to give our kids a leg up in the battle against addiction, depression, crime, and poverty that so many kids across the country are facing today.”
A $50,000 grant from the Foundation to Marimn Health will be used to evaluate what programming will be most beneficial for students and families.
Terry Reilly Health Service’s new Cleveland Square facility in Downtown Caldwell addresses multiple needs and offers convenience for its patients — including housing.
This increases the likelihood that patients at this federally qualified health center get the care they need without having to confront challenging transportation and other barriers to access care.
There are three floors of apartments located above the clinic that are reserved for seniors ages 55 and older who meet the income requirements, and many of the people who will live there are patients of the clinic. In addition to the consolidation of services, Cleveland Square also helps address the shortage of affordable housing in Caldwell.
“We are really excited about this partnership, merging housing and healthcare in the heart of Downtown Caldwell,” Terry Reilly Health Services CEO Heidi Hart said in a news release.
The Foundation provided a $50,000 grant toward the Cleveland Square project.