History

Rainbow Center was developed as a program of Mid-East Nebraska Mental Health Clinic by Administrative Director, Carol Iwohn, in November 1985. Originally, people were contacted and asked to view a videotape concerning the Fountain House model of psychosocial rehabilitation. As a result, six people attended the first Rainbow Center meeting held in the basement of the United Methodist Church. Although, this seems like a small number, it was known that there were more people who could benefit from this program. In the beginning meetings were held once a week. Rainbow Center provides crisis intervention 24 hours a day 7 days a week through the Crisis Navigator program.

 

Rainbow Center is guided by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board represents a variety of perspectives and provides support in the development of services as well as company policy. Rainbow Center’s Board is always seeking individuals with an interest in behavioral health who will expand the viewpoints represented.

 

Tom Meek has served as the Executive Director for the past 28 years. With his leadership have come many expansions in both structure and services for the participants of this program. Looking to the future Rainbow Center plans to continue offering individualized recovery services to those in need, and exploring opportunities to provide the highest quality service to our participants.

 

Rainbow Center has maintained national certification by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for the past 15 years, and is a partner in the Region 4 Behavioral Health System.