OCC unveils new name, logo, signage

Created on July 21, 2015 in News

July 28 unveiling starts with Open House at 4:30 p.m.; Ribbon Cutting at 5
July 21, 2015 -- Ozarks Counseling Center, a 63-year-old nonprofit providing mental health services on a sliding scale, launches the next phase of its development at 5 p.m. Tuesday July 28 with the unveiling of a new name, logo and signage. 
OCC’s new name honors the family of a local businessman and philanthropist who grew up within walking distance of our location at 614 South Avenue. His generous financial support will place our agency on a secure footing, paying off the mortgage on our historic home.
Located at 614 South Avenue in the 1875-built Day House (a National Register Historic Property) OCC got its start in 1952 with funding from the Community Chest. Originally known as the Greene County Guidance Clinic, the center initially served children only; then, in the 1960s, our mission expanded to include parents and families. Now OCC provides therapy for individuals, couples, families and children as young as 3.
A proud United Way Agency, Ozarks Counseling Center’s mission is to provide mental health services to all regardless of ability to pay. We offer a sliding fee scale based on income, as well as accepting Medicaid for children, Medicare and insurance.
In addition to serving the general public, OCC provides services in partnership with other local agencies including The Rare Breed, Harmony House, Community Partnership and Boys & Girls Clubs.
OCC also offers court-approved divorcing parent education and anger management courses, a supervised visitation program and mediation services.
For more information, please contact our Executive Director Andrea Bishop, LPC, at (417) 869-9011.