Funding the American Dream



By Nicole Fuglsang | Added January 5

Writer James Truslow Adams was the first to coin the term "American Dream," writing in 1931 that it was "that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement." As noted in the initial blog a few months ago the recent events in our nation and the impact these events have had on the American Dream are requiring families to take a hard look at their finances. This is especially true when it is determined that their child needs residential treatment. Families are understandably anxious and tenuous in regard to their financial security and future. CALO continues to search for ways to help families by finding and securing outside full or partial funding sources.

Recent additions to our efforts include the following: 

Becoming a contracted provider with AETNA Becoming a North Carolina Medicaid Provider Becoming an Arkansas Medicaid Provider Securing a single case agreement with Piedmont Behavioral Healthcare (NC) Pursuing becoming a provider for New York Medicaid Pursuing becoming a provider for Nebraska Medicaid Pursuing becoming a provider for South Carolina Medicaid Pursuing becoming a Tri-care provider Researching Adoption Subsidy Funding Options Securing a single case agreement with Comp-Psych Solutions for a family CALO also works hard to help families secure all or partial reimbursement from their private health insurance provider. Families have had success in both areas while enrolled at CALO. 

While outside funding sources require an extensive amount of paperwork, time, and energy, the effort is more than worth it to support our current families and to provide a treatment option for families that otherwise would not be able to utilize CALO for their child.  

Please feel free to contact Nicole Fuglsang, Admissions Director for questions about potential funding supports in your area.


About the Author

Nicole Fuglsang, MA, LPC, NCC Director of Business Development & Admissions and Co-founder

Nicole has worked for over 19 years with adolescents and their families as a youth leader, therapist and Admissions Director. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado, and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Denver Seminary. Her graduate focus was in child, adolescent, and family psychotherapy, and course work allowed her to complete all academic requirements for licensure as a Professional Counselor in the State of Missouri. Nicole's clinical experience includes work in community and crisis counseling centers, national youth service and ministry organizations, long-term residential treatment programs, and short-term behavioral health care facilities. In these environments she has provided a broad range of mental health and general support services including individual, group, and family psychotherapy, clinical assessments, treatment planning, case management, and referral services. Her areas of clinical expertise include facilitation of adolescent behavioral interventions, treatment of mood and motivational difficulties, eating disorder treatment and prevention, and family crisis management. Nicole is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is also a member of the American Counseling Association as well as the American Association of Christian Counselors. As a trained and experienced clinician, she provides a depth of expertise to inquiring families and referral sources not often found in admissions departments. Nicole and her husband Matt, live in Osage Beach, Missouri with their three children, Jacob, Abigail and Matalyn.

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