OMAHA, Nebraska (June 28, 2023) – Scoular is proud to announce a new partnership with Methodist Health System that will bolster mental health care services to youths and adults throughout the Omaha community.
The Scoular Foundation has donated $250,000 to Methodist Hospital Foundation to support the Methodist Community Counseling Program. The program offers counseling services to students in each middle school, high school and alternative program in Omaha Public Schools and to community members at locations across Omaha, including all three of Metro Community College’s campuses.
The partnership is the latest example of Scoular’s innovative efforts to support mental health services in the communities where its employees live and work. The donation is intended to help address what experts are calling an unprecedented mental health crisis, driven significantly by a lack of access to trained providers. In April, Scoular announced that its foundation had provided $250,000 to Boys Town for a similar partnership.
“There is a tremendous need in our community for access to quality mental health care, and Scoular is proud that we can be part of the solution, both for our employees and the broader community,” said Scoular CEO Paul Maass.
The Methodist Community Counseling Program was the first of its kind in the Omaha area and has served the community for over 27 years. The program’s licensed mental health practitioners are dedicated to confidentially helping clients improve their quality of life by addressing unique mental health and emotional challenges, such as depression, anxiety, family issues, trauma and grief. In addition to working in schools, counselors are available in churches and community centers throughout Omaha, and they can provide services via telehealth.
“More than ever, it’s vital that these services are available to all who need them,” said Tracy Madden-McMahon, president and CEO of Methodist Hospital Foundation. “We’re beyond grateful to the Scoular Foundation for its commitment to supporting the Omaha community. By paying it forward, the Scoular Foundation is helping us ensure that no client is turned away due to an inability to pay.”
Scoular employs 160 people at its global headquarters in Omaha and 1,400 worldwide. Its foundation is a private philanthropic organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of human life in the communities where Scoular employees work and live.
Scoular is an employee-owned, over $9B agribusiness leading the way since 1892. We buy, sell, store, handle and process grain and ingredients by leveraging our global networks and expertise in international trade and transportation. Employing 1,400 people in more than 100 offices and facilities in North America and Asia, we provide safe and reliable solutions to farmers, grain processors, renewable energy producers and manufacturers of animal feed, aquafeed and pet food as well as food, beverages and supplements. Scoular ranks 48th on the Forbes list of America’s largest private companies.
About Methodist Health System
Founded in 1982 as the first health care system formed in the region, Methodist Health System provides quality health care and preventive services to residents throughout Nebraska and western Iowa. The Methodist Health System mission is simple: “Improving the health of our communities by the way we care, educate and innovate.” With four hospitals, more than 30 clinic locations, a nursing and allied health college, a medical supply distributorship and a central laundry, Methodist Health System brings the full resources of our regional network of health care providers, educators and support services to Nebraska and Western Iowa. Methodist has a tradition of providing quality health care to the region in cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery, women’s health, cancer care, gastroenterology, orthopedics and comprehensive diagnostic services.