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Partnerships to Better Serve the Community

It’s no secret that all of us at The Dublin Food Pantry are thrilled to be moving into our new location. With permits approved and construction underway, we can see the light at the end of this very long tunnel. The new building will allow us to provide more to our community as we will once again be a “choice pantry” instead of a “drive-up pantry.” But having space to serve our community in need adequately is only one aspect. Feeding our neighbors facing food insecurity is not where our service ends. The Dublin Food Pantry is excited to partner with Syntero to offer additional services to our neighbors.

Food Insecurity Leads to Mental Health Crisis

Food insecurity is a problem beyond empty fridges and pantries. Many studies show that food insecurity is associated with depression, anxiety, and stress, and this was only exasperated by the pandemic. Our new space allows us to provide additional resources to families in need. We can partner with other organizations to offer wrap-around services that address all of their needs.

Syntero is one of our community partners. They are a community-based organization that provides professional behavioral health and social services to families, individuals, and communities.  

Through our partnership with Syntero, we can refer our families who may require their services. We also have space for providers to be on-site to make referrals seamless. Visibility builds trust. When mental health providers are on-site and talking with the families, they can connect and feel comfortable asking for help. 

Syntero is no stranger to community-based services and counseling. They have been in the Dublin community for over 40 years and recognize the importance of partnerships with organizations like the Dublin Food Pantry. They have two programs underway to better serve the community.

Youth Summer Prevention Groups

Syntero offers free group prevention services for K-12 students in Dublin. In-person and virtual groups are available. Prevention services can benefit all students! The goal is to foster healthy, adaptive coping skills to more effectively manage life stressors. All students are encouraged to register. Programming is made possible by community-funded levy dollars as distributed by the ADAMH Board of Franklin County.

Syntero2

Syntero2 is a subsidiary of Syntero that enables clients to select therapists and counselors based on provider profiles and availability. Syntero2 clients pay upfront for services, which bypasses the insurance process and provides anonymity for clients. Clients can request superbills to present to their insurance providers for reimbursement. Proceeds from Syntero2 help provide affordable behavioral health services for people of all ages and from all walks of life.


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