Mission

To create and sustain compassionate community pathways to family health and recovery by:

  • cultivating dynamic partnerships,
     

  • conducting relevant research,
     

  • developing and evaluating resources, and
     

  • advocating for data driven policies and education.​

 

History

RSHS: Rochester Students' Health Service

SCCASA: Supporting Children and Caregivers Affected by Substance Abuse

2012

RSHS

     The need for a clinic at the Rochester Alternative Learning Center (ALC), a school for teens at academic risk with multiple risk factors, was identified.


2013

RSHS

     Rochester Students’ Health Services (RSHS), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was formed to offer free health care to ALC students and their children.


2014

RSHS

     The RSHS Clinic officially opened.


2015 - 2017

RSHS

     Providers noted that many students at the ALC had experienced multiple adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), including parental substance use disorder (SUD).


SCCASA (2017)

     Faculty members at  Winona State University (WSU) recognized the limited resources available for families  and children affected by a loved one’s SUD, and decided to further explore the problem.


2018

RSHS

     The feasibility of a school-based clinic that addressed unmet needs, provided quality health care,  and improved health outcomes had been demonstrated.


SCCASA

     A Community Advisory Board (CAB) was formed.

     The decision was made to conduct research, using a community-based participative research approach.

     Consultation from the Mayo Clinic Community Engaged Research Board was obtained.

     A 3-phase research plan was identified, and a Phase 1 research proposal was developed.


2019

RSHS

     Mayo Clinic assumed operation of the Clinic.

     The Board of Directors voted to retain the non-profit under new leadership and an amended purpose (to develop resources and support for families impacted by SUD).


SCCASA

     The research proposal was approved by the WSU Institutional Review Board, and data collection began.

     The SCCASA leadership team, with the recommendation of the Community Advisory Board, voted to merge with the RSHS non-profit.


CPFHR

     The RSHS non-profit and SCCASA team officially merged to create Community Pathways to Family Health & Recovery, with a new Board of Directors and a new organizational structure.


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Board of Directors

Gayle Olsen

MS, RN, PNP

Jessica Tye

EdD, MSW, LICSW

John Edmonds

BA, MSW

“Marty” Alemán

MAN, PHN

Peter Hoffman

DVM

Sonja Meiers

PhD, RN, APRN, CNS, PHN, AGCNS-BC, FAAN

Tim Volz

MS, LADC, CS