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internships and volunteer services


Internships


At Amara Wellness, we work with and contract with several educational institutions for the purpose of providing “quality” field placements for students who are interested in learning about mental health and/or substance abuse services. With our large continuum of services, we feel we are a good “fit” for students who really want to get “sink their teeth” in mental health and or substance abuse services.


We meet individually with each “prospective” student for an interview, to help determine if we are “right” for them, and if they are “right” for our agency. We work with students who are truly interested and want to learn more about community based mental health and/or substance abuse services.


volunteering and internships

After accepting a student for their field placement, we will meet with them as a “team’ to determine where their “best” learning experience would take place. Due to our large continuum of services, we are able to provide a variety of clinical settings with different learning goals and objectives.


If you are interested in more information about our internship program, or if you would like to discuss using Amara Wellness as your field placement, please contact Tim R. Holland, Executive Director of Marketing and Community Relations, at tim.holland@amarawellness.org.


Note: We currently work with the following educational institutions regarding internships: University of North Carolina Charlotte School of Social Work, Central Piedmont Community College (their two year Substance Abuse Program), Chamberlin School of Nursing (for nursing students), and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.



Volunteer Services


We are always looking for good people who want to help out, lend a hand, or be a part of a larger “team” helping those with mental illness and/or substance abuse problems. If you have some time to spare, we can find a place for you.


If you are interested in volunteer services with Amara, please contact Tim R. Holland, Executive Director of Marketing and Community Relations, at 704-319-7609.


Then in 2014, we were able to add another important “piece” to our continuum of services when we were awarded a SAMSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration) grant for the purpose of providing Primary Care Services. This grant allowed us to open a Primary Care Health Home (PCHH) for the purpose of providing medical care to those individuals who have a mental health and/or substance abuse diagnosis (regardless of insurance).


The addition of Primary Care services now makes us the “only” community based behavioral health provider in Charlotte that provides mental health, substance abuse and primary care services. This way, we are truly able to provide “integrated” health care to our participants.

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