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In the wake of the tragic death of George Floyd and the subsequent Black Lives Matter movement, our team at Exym felt compelled to take action.

 We developed a pro bono application specifically designed to serve the black community, as our small way of giving back. When we discovered the incredible work being done at Greater New Beginnings, we recognized the opportunity to support their important mission and the exceptional care they provide.

About Greater New Beginnings STRTP

Greater New Beginnings stands out in the field of Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Programs (STRTP) in Alameda County, being one of the first to receive CARF accreditation as a Medi-Cal Provider. They are successfully providing mental health services to at-risk males between the ages of 12-18, and they’re the only Probation STRTP in Alameda County.

At-risk youth are placed in the program by referral from the juvenile justice court in order to receive person-centered treatment that addresses the lack of care, discipline, and structure that many of these youth have experienced. Each individual’s duration in the program is decided by the court and probation officer.

Greater New Beginnings' mission is to assist youth in creating new beginnings. Their success comes from their team approach, incredibly nurturing environment, ongoing partnership with community leaders, and a sincere desire to change lives for the better. Their program is intended to modify the behavior that landed youth in the juvenile justice system, while also helping them feel loved, safe, and emotionally secure. 


Greater New Beginnings is More Than a STRTP, it's the New Start of a New Life

“I have had a really great experience at Greater New Beginnings. It helped me realize that there is more to life, and that bad choices have bad consequences, and good choices lead to a better life. This program has opened my eyes and now I’m doing good. I got my GED, and now I’m going to go to college and get a part time job. I really want to thank Ken Porter for allowing me to come to his program, he has been a great help in my life.”

-Omar Ramirez, Greater New Beginnings Graduate

To understand what some of the youth at Greater New Beginnings are facing when they arrive at this STRTP, read this statement from the National Conference of State Legislatures.

“ A growing body of research indicates that kids who participate in one risky behavior often participate in others. Whether in school, at home or with peers, youth are bombarded by negative cultural influences, peer pressure and often challenging life circumstances that include poverty, homelessness, foster care, lack of parental involvement, domestic violence in the home, bullying and harassment at school, or experience with juvenile detention.

Some kids prove resilient; others do not. We do know that kids who are connected to caring adults, engaged in school and have productive roles at home, in organizations, or the community at large, have strengths or “assets” that help to insulate them from pressures and influences that prove destructive. In contrast, kids who find themselves hopeless, depressed and disconnected from others can turn to increasingly harmful and risky behavior.”

Parents, community leaders, and state and federal agencies are collaborating with the Greater New Beginnings STRTP to discover innovative solutions. Their shared goal is to empower and transform the lives of young individuals, bringing the community together with a unified purpose.

Exym Behavioral Health EHR & Greater New Beginnings

Prior to working with Exym, Greater New Beginnings was not using EHR software. Once they saw the Exym product, they were excited about the possibilities that an updated behavioral health software could have for for their organization.

They loved Exym's customization of forms to ensure all regulatory information is recorded, the efficient internal tracking, and the way all signatures are captured electronically. Collectively, this will contribute to the quality of their service delivery and ensure the highest level of care for their clients. The staff at Exym is looking forward to supporting the important work taking place at Greater New Beginnings!

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About Exym Behavioral Health EHR

Exym is a comprehensive EHR software solution designed specifically for behavioral health agencies. Trusted for 20+ years, our intuitive and customizable software empowers providers to improve client outcomes, manage revenue cycles, and increase agency efficiency. Exym allows you to spend more time on what matters most- the clients in your care.

If your STRTP, group home, or residential treatment center is looking for a behavioral health software designed for organizations like yours, by people who care, take a look at our page for Residential Providers. Or, book a demo and speak to one of our experts who can help you decide if Exym EHR is right for you.

Jessica Carey
Post by Jessica Carey
May 30, 2023