Mobile Mental Health Resource Clinic (MMHRC) is a free walk-in mental health clinic for high school youth and families in Eugene, Oregon.
The MMHRC is a school-based service provided through a community partnership between the Network Charter School (NCS), and the White Bird Clinic/CAHOOTS. The service helps youth (and families) cope with mental health challenges and reach their full potential both personally and academically.
The MMHRC is available weekly at Network Charter School in the music cottage on Mondays from 10 am to noon, and on Wednesdays from 1:30 - 3:30 pm.
NCS also works with an individual counselor:
Helene D. Krothe, LMFT
1355 W. 13th Ave
Eugene, Oregon 97402
Helene D. Krothe LMFT is a mental health counselor, working with Network Charter School students as a mental health therapist and occasional guest presenter in their classes. She sees teens, young adults, individuals, couples, and families. Her approach can be best summed by the Robert Frost quote, “Hope is not found in a way out, but in a way through.” Helene feels honored to walk alongside clients as they try to improve the quality of their lives, be successful adults, and appreciate the exciting time of adolescence. She’s able to meet with students at the school and at her office on 13th and Polk. She tries to match the students' schedules as best she’s able to help them miss less time in classes if they’re struggling academically. She provides counseling for a number of issues such as: anger, anxiety, difficulties with personal boundaries, bullying, social skills, self-esteem, depression, communication / conflict resolution, trauma, stress management, and transition from youth into young adulthood.
Helene is a preferred provider for Trillium / Oregon Health Plan. She and Network Charter also work to support youth with private insurance or no active coverage.
“How do I get my child services?”
The process is simple.
Please let Network know that you wish to have your child start services. We will send the student’s schedule to Helene to facilitate setting up appointments.
Then, contact Helene at 541-654-2441 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is brief intake paperwork, similar to forms required before medical appointments. Helene will confirm insurance coverage. Completed intake forms can be given to NCS or directly to Helene.
It is best for a guardian to accompany a youth to the first assessment appointment, which can last up to 90 minutes.
If a student is under 14 years old and a guardian can’t be present for the first appointment, there is an additional form which will be sent home with the student. These forms need to be completed and returned to Jon in the front office, or Helene, before services can begin.