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EXPERIENCE CHANGE WITH HOWARD HEALTH

Howard Health LLC was established in July 2018

Howard Health, LLC currently serves the following counties:
Madison, Delaware, Hancock, Hamilton, Marion, Henry, Boone, Hendricks, & Morgan

Howard Health was established with the mission of not only providing quality services to clients/families but also to staff and clinicians. When employees of the social services field have overflowing support and happiness of their own, it is inevitable that his/her clients will feel unconditional positive support and energy. Howard Health is built on the foundation of  genuine care and endurance while maintaining and providing reputable services. The agency is motivated to establish a strong, motivated, and thriving team to continue serving the community, families, and youth. 

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WHAT WE OFFER

Howard Health, LLC is a community based service provider with the ultimate goal of creating and maintaining a healthy change. Whatever the needs may be, we utilize professional tools and skills to meet and fulfill expectations of clients and families. Our agency is built on the foundation of continuity and quality of care, consistency, and honest support. Our end goal is to provide services which will ensure the safety of children, reunification of families, and create a balance within individuals.

Howard Health, LLC is a Medicaid Provider and certified by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction.

Howard Health LLC. has a partnership with Choices Coordinated Care Solutions and Indiana Department of Child Services. 

Howard Health, LLC. is also a proud member of IARCA (Indiana Association of Resources and Child Advocacy).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Howard Health, LLC. Community - Based Services are Accredited/Certified by The Joint Commission.

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SERVICES

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind"

- William James

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HABILITATION & FAMILY SUPPORT TRAINING FOR THE UNPAID CAREGIVER

Establishing Healthy Change

Services for Habilitation will consist of working with children and youth in regards to improving his/her level of functioning, quality of life, social skills, and strengths. Provider will work with individuals in regards to identifying feelings, managing emotions, healthy communication, decision making, turning peer pressure into pro-social skills, integrate positive coping skills, and acquire appropriate interactions with adults & peers. Provider will utilize the community and client’s home in regards to learning and practicing skills. 

Family Support Training consists of the provider ensuring positive and consistent support for caregivers. Provider will work with caregivers in regards to incorporating a healthy lifestyle, practical living & decision-making skills, child development and parenting, home management skills, and utilizing appropriate resources in the community for continued positive growth and natural supports. Provider will demonstrate skills for conflict resolution, and coping skills. Caregivers will have the opportunity to be educated on the understanding of mental health and positive de-escalation skills.

INDIVIDUAL & FAMILY THERAPY

Quality Self Care & Love

Howard Health will provide therapeutic services within the home/community of the client. The therapist will conduct an appropriate treatment plan and assessment to acquire appropriate goals and diagnosis of the client. Provider will ensure healthy therapeutic intervention, coping skills, cognitive behavioral therapy, functional family therapy, trauma focused, motivational interviewing, and other approved treatment models which best fit the needs of the individual/family.

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HOME-BASED CASEWORK
MENTORING
PARENT EDUCATION

A Happier, Healthier You

Casework will be a service provided to individuals in his/her home or community. Casework goals will consist but not be limited to: housing, employment, drug/alcohol treatment resources, employment, and ability to maintain an efficient and healthy lifestyle for the family. Howard Health will utilize appropriate resources to fit client needs/goals.

Mentoring allows youth/adolescents with a one-on-one support to provide daily life skills and support in varying areas throughout one's growth and development helping overcome any barriers/challenges that may be influencing progression

 

Parent Education utilizes Evidence Based Curriculum to help provide parents/caregivers with materials and skills to create a healthy/successful environment for children (and caregivers) to thrive. Parenting comes with many obstacles, these tools offer several options of styles to best fit a family's need, while assisting in navigating through challenges with the support of others. 

SUPERVISED PARENTING TIME

Here For You

Provider will conduct supervised visitations in compliance with the family’s goals/needs. Provider will have parents sign a contract in regards to expectations and guidelines during supervised visitations. Howard Health’s goal of supervised visitations is to promote healthy relationship building, parenting skills, safety of the children, and promote reunification. Provider will ensure a safe environment for visitations, will provide structure and guidance throughout the visitation, and will provide effective feedback for caregivers to improve parenting skills. Provider will have the ability to provide transportation to and from visitations.

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MEET THE TEAM

Each provider has a unique ability and brings special skills & strength to the agency.

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KEELIE HOWARD, MS, MA, LMHCA

Founder / CEO

Keelie obtained her Bachelor's in Psychology and Social Justice at Miami University of Ohio. Following, she attended University of Cincinnati to complete her Masters of Science in Criminal Justice. Keelie obtained her second Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Liberty University and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate. Keelie has served in the social work and criminal justice field in varying positions since 2010. She is a Hoosier native, growing up in Pendleton, IN. She graduated high school from Pendleton Heights and is passionate to serve the community, ensuring families and children have access to mental health services and support. She thrives to create a positive and healthy environment for families, children, and staff. In her personal life, she loves being outside, traveling, and spending time with her husband, son, family & friends. 

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MELISSA WILSON, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor

Melissa obtained her Masters of Science in Social Work through the University of Louisville in 2012. She obtained her clinical license in 2014. She has over 10 years of experience in working with the child welfare system and has extensive training in working with children, adolescents, and families. Melissa specializes in working with clients who have experienced trauma, and specifically who have been a part of the foster care system or who have been adopted. She has her certification in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy and is a Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys. 

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MARITZA SHINGLETON

Services Coordinator

Maritza has a BS in Criminal Justice from Trine University and is currently working full time on her Masters in Business Administration at Trine. She worked at the Steuben County Prosecutor's Office from 2003-2007, Marion County DCS from 2007-2011, and was the Catering Manager for Paradise Bakery in Carmel, as well as the Catering Manager for Which Wich. She returned to social work in 2015 at Choices Coordinated Care Solutions, became a Guardian ad Litem in 2017. Maritza returned to choices from 2018 until she joined Howard Health in 2020.

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LINDSAY MICHAELS

Human Resources Manager

Lindsay obtained her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and minored in Youth Ministry at IWU. She has since been servicing families in the mental health field, in a variety of ways, including residential, community, home, and school settings. Lindsay is passionate about helping individuals and families build stronger tomorrows. In her role as HR, she has become passionate about helping educate new staff on the agency and provider role, support current staff, and ensure the agency maintains the highest of reputation in the community. During her free time, she enjoys getting some sunshine, playing with her goldendoodles, and working out.

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EMILY STEPHENSON, LMHCA

Clinical Assurance Manger

Emily earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Anderson University in 2012, then completed her masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ball State University in 2015. She spent several years in mental health working with a broad population. She has experience in diagnosis, crisis management, and building authentic relationships with clients to facilitate positive change. Emily spent the last several years working in higher education, specifically in academic advising, quality and training, and management and is excited to re-enter the mental health domain. In her free time, she enjoys being on the water and spending time with her husband and young daughter.

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KENDALL HOMAN, LSW

Therapist / Supervisor

Kendall attended Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. She is a recent graduate and has been working individually with children and adolescents in the home, community, and school for two years. Kendall is passionate about providing quality care and support to clients and families. She is looking forward to growing in the field and obtaining her Habilitation Certification. In her free time, Kendall enjoys relaxing with her cat and spending time with friends.

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SHELLEY PIERCE, M.Ed

Mental Health Service Provider / Supervisor

A resident of Central Indiana for most of her life, Shelley earned her Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Anderson University and she obtained her Masters in Education, School Counseling from Indiana State University. She has worked in the Education and Social Work fields for 35 years. Shelley enjoys working with young families to educate and support them as they learn to recognize personal strengths and gain confidence in their ability to break dysfunctional generational patterns for themselves and their children. When she's not working, she enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and relaxing with friends.

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KIMBERLY VALENTINE, BS

Supervisor

Kimberly earned her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education Degree in 2012 and earned her Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice Degree in 2014.She is a Madison County native and loves serving her community. She has a wide range of experience ranging from working in the child development field to working with families in involved in the child welfare system. She has a strong passion for teens needing guidance and support in all aspects of every day life. She is focused on guiding Howard Health providers on the child welfare systen, mental health, and community resources to assist those in need. Her goal is to create a welcoming environment to assist providers, families and children meet their full potential. She is a mom to active little boy and enjoys spending time with her friends and family. In her free time she likes thrift shopping , vacations, tending to her house plants, camping, and hanging out with her dogs .

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RACHEL BOES

Mental Health Service Provider

Rachel earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Psychology with an emphasis in Child Advocacy in 2014 from Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida. Rachel has a passion for children especially those who are considered at risk youth and/or in the foster care system. Rachel also thrives on helping parents learn new parenting skills that are supportive and nurturing for the family. Rachel has over 16 years of experience working with children and families. Prior to her entering the Social Services field, Rachel owned a daycare for 12 years where she provided care to over 50 families. Rachel is also a licensed therapeutic foster parent. Rachel's other passion is animals of all kinds and hopes to have a therapeutic farm when she retires. In her free time, Rachel enjoys being outside, especially hiking, swimming, and exploring parks with her children.

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MADELINE RICE

Mental Health Service Provider

Madeline received her bachelors at University of Indianapolis in Criminal Justice and Clinical Psychology. She plans to attend graduate school and obtain her PhD in Clinical Psychology. She has been servicing adults, adolescents, families, and residential girls in the mental health field for a little over a year. Her goal is to work in affiliation with clients to help utilize her strengths to achieve long and short-term goals. Madeline's passion are identifying all aspects of an individual’s life that may impact their mental health, well-being including their physical health, support systems, relationships, living environment, and working environment throughout this process. In her free time, she loves hiking, spending quality time with family, playing with her golden retriever, and working out.

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TAWNI CROTEAU

Mental Health Service Provider / Staff Mentor

Tawni obtained her Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Cappella University. She has always had a heart for child development, foster care, and guiding individuals in whatever areas in life they are struggling through supportive relationships. Tawni serves in Sunday School and leads a small group for families through her church. A majority of her time is spent home schooling her 3 children. In Tawni's free time she loves to be outdoors gardening, walking her dog, or refinishing furniture.

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KIMBERLY WATKINS, MS

Mental Health Service Provider

Kim earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development and Family Life.  She later obtained a Master of Science in Psychology.  Kim has a passion for children and helping others.  With over 20 years of experience working with children and families, Kim owned a daycare for several years before starting a career in social services. She has worked as a Family Case Manager and a Care Coordinator providing Wraparound services.  She enjoys relaxing and traveling.

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KALLI BEASLEY

Mental Health Service Provider / Staff Mentor

Kalli graduated from BSU with a B.S. in Biology. She has a teaching degree and is a Teach for America Alumn who worked with high needs children in Mississippi for two years. She has worked as a case manager and victim's advocate for five years in Muncie Indiana, and worked with Muncie youth in an afterschool program for two years. Her passion is working with and educating families in her home state of Indiana. She has two young children and loves taking them on adventures.

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JULIA LAWSON

Mental Health Service Provider

Julia received her Bachelor's degree in Health education and infant and childhood development at Ball State University. Julia has served in the social work field since 2019. She is passionate about the families, and the reunification process. She thrives to create healthy relationships, and that all children receive proper childhood development. In her personal life, she loves working out, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

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HANNA JOHNSON

Mental Health Service Provider / Staff Mentor

Hanna received her bachelors at Anderson University in Exercise Science. While at Anderson, she did an internship working with adults with disabilities. While there she helped teach them how to live on their own and created fitness programs to help keep them active. Before joining Howard Health, she worked as a Medical Assistant with Ortho Indy. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, playing with her new puppy (Hank) and being around friends and family.

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JOSHUA MYERS

Mental health Service Provider / Staff Mentor

Joshua earned his bachelors from Wabash College in psychology and is currently working on his masters of science in general psychology from the University of Indianapolis. He plans on attending PhD school for counseling psychology upon graduation. Joshua has worked as a critical care emergency medical technician for nearly 5 years, serving communities through both 911 services and non-emergent mental health care. He is passionate about helping others succeed in their own lives.  In his spare time he enjoys working out, spending time with family, being outdoors, and being involved in athletics.

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MOLLIE REINTJES

Mental Health Service Provider

Mollie is a student studying Social Work at Ball State University. She has experience working at YMCA’s and volunteers working with children. She loves working with children and has always had a passion for it. She will be attending Ball State University to get her Masters in Social Work as well to do Children’s Therapy. In her free time she loves being around children and spending time with her friends and family!

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TAYLOR ZIA

Mental Health Service Provider

Taylor obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science through Indiana University Bloomington in 2015. He has worked with youth in a variety of fields, including personal training, grief support, and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). He is passionate about a holistic approach to family wellness and enjoys providing tailored support. He strives to nurture positive parenting skills and emotional intelligence. In his free time, Taylor loves to be with his wife and 3 kids, read anything he can get his hands on, and lift weights.

NICOLE PRIER

Mental Health Service Provider

Mental Health Service Provider

JORDAN GIBBONS

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Nicole earned her bachelors from Indiana University in exercise science & kinesiology with minors in psychology & fitness. Before joining Howard Health, Nicole was pursuing her doctorate in occupational therapy but realized the program she was in, just wasn’t for her! Through years of volunteer work, rotations, and nannying she has found a passion for supporting families in a holistic healthy way. In her free time she enjoys going to coffee shops, reading a good book, and cooking for family & friends. 

Jordan attended Pendleton Heights high school. She is looking forward to getting her Bachelors in psychology down the road. Jordan is very passionate about working with families and helping them build stronger relationships day by day. She is excited to grow in the field and hopes to branch into addictions counseling in the future. In Jordan's free time, she enjoys cuddling her cats, and spending time with her family. 

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NORMAN ANDERSON

Mental Health Service Provider

JENEKA NWORIE

Mental Health Service Provider

Norman earned a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration.  Norman has a passion for assisting children and family.  Serving others comes naturally for Norman.  With over 15 years of experience working with children and families, Norman has worked in his community and spent tons of hours on different community service projects.  He has worked as a Home Based Case Manager for 8 plus years.  Norman has also serve as the Head Boys Basketball Coach for a local high school.  Norman enjoys traveling, shopping, sports, and spending time with family.

Jeneka Nworie earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Alcorn State University. She is a dedicated and compassionate individual with a strong commitment to improving the well-being and quality of life for individuals in the community and around her. With her experience as a Social Worker and Teacher, Jeneka brings a holistic and person-centered approach to her work, empowering individuals to overcome challenges and achieve their goals. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and creative arts.

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SHELLY ROSS

Mental Health Service Provider

ROSE TAPP

Mental Health Service Provider

Shelly graduated from Ball State University in 1990 with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology.
She has worked in Education, Substance Abuse Prevention and Social work for 25 years. Shelly enjoys
working with parents and children on goal setting to strengthen their families. When she is not working
she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and going to the lake.

Rose Tapp is a devoted advocate of positive change through the art of empowerment. Armed with a master’s degree in human service counseling from Liberty University and a postgraduate degree in child and adolescence disorder from Grand Canyon University, Rose's journey spans over thirteen years within the mental health arena. She has a heart for families involved with Child Services and those bravely combating addiction. Informed by her personal voyage as a young single mother overcoming adversity, Rose sincerely believes in nurturing the boundless potential inherent in every individual. By cultivating authentic connections founded on empathy and vulnerability, Rose believes in helping families/individuals identify challenges and move towards transformative growth. Beyond her professional pursuits, Rose takes immense pride in her role as a mother to seven remarkable teenagers. She also finds solace in nature's beauty and enjoys relaxing by making art. 

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DESTINY CUMMINGS

Mental Health Service Provider

CASSANDRA POHLMAN

MSW Intern

Destiny is currently a Senior at Indiana University of Indianapolis studying Social Work. She has experience working with non-profit organizations and volunteering with youth in poverty. Destiny loves working with children and has always had a passion for it. During her free time, she enjoys going on hikes and spending quality time with family and friends!

Cassandra earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Ball State University and is currently pursuing her Master of Social Work from Indiana Wesleyan University.  She spent 20 years in the field of early childhood, with most of that time spent as an in-home childcare owner.  She currently works as a family coach for mothers who have a substance use diagnosis, working on both case-management and skill development.  In her spare time, she is mother to three children, her oldest daughter just began at Indiana University in the Kelley School of Business, her son is a sophomore in high school and is active in band, while her youngest daughter is in 7th grade and is a social butterfly. 

CONTACT US

Referrals/Services:

Howard Health, LLC accepts self-referred referrals or referrals from one of our partner agencies. 

Additional Payment Options:

Self Pay 

 

Referral/ Services Contact:

(765) 639-9048

m.shingleton@howardhealthllc.org

Employment Opportunities:

If you are interested in employment, please send an email with your contact information & resume to: l.michaels@howardhealthllc.org

401 W Broadway St
Ingalls, IN 46048

Phone: (765) 639-9048

Fax: (456) 789-1234

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