FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DENVER, Colo., January 19, 2016 – Mount Saint Vincent, a leading treatment provider for children with severe emotional and behavioral challenges due to trauma, mental illness, abuse or neglect, announced it has hired Melissa Maile, MSW, as the director of the nonprofit’s new foster care program. Maile will be responsible for leading the effort to establish and manage a foster care and foster adopt program, the first such program in the agency’s 133-year history. The foster program is expected to launch in February of 2016.
“Melissa has a wealth of experience in child welfare services,” said Executive Director and Kirk Ward. “We are excited she has agreed to spearhead the development of a foster care program to serve the more than 3,400 Colorado children who are currently in the state’s foster care system.”
“I am thrilled to help Mount Saint Vincent expand upon its continuum of care for children and families,” said Maile. “My goal is to develop a comprehensive and robust program to place children in safe, nurturing homes.”
Maile has more than 15 years if experience in the mental health field, most recently as director of child welfare services for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver. While there, she provided direct services to families and children, supervised staff, and managed several programs within the Family Services Division. Maile holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Denver.
About Mount Saint Vincent
Mount Saint Vincent, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency founded in 1883 by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, provides clinical treatment for children with severe behavioral issues due to abuse, neglect, trauma or mental illness. Mount Saint Vincent is a leader in the application of the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) and trauma-informed care. The agency is one of only seven organizations worldwide designated as a flagship site for NMT, an honor bestowed by the ChildTrauma Academy of Houston, Texas. Mount Saint Vincent’s extensive program offers residential treatment, day treatment, in-home treatment, parent education and training, a K–8 school, foster care, NMT assessments, and a community early learning center. For more information, visit www.msvhome.org.
Elizabeth Roberts, Marketing & Communications Specialist
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