What is INSPIR3?
INSPIR3 is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) educational mental health hospital, which will specialize in providing inpatient and outpatient mental wellness and crisis stabilization services to the Southern Nevada community. Our mission is to create a healthier and more economically productive society by training mental health professionals to provide communities with accessible, quality care at affordable prices. As an educational center, INSPIR3 will prepare the next generation of mental health professionals for certification and licensure.
Is INSPIR3 a registered 501(c)(3) organization?
Yes, INSPIR3 is a registered 501(c)(3) organization with a hospital designation (Schedule C). INSPIR3 considers itself to be a teaching hospital. According to the IRS, a facility can be designated as a hospital if it meets the following criteria:
"An organization is a hospital if its principal purpose or function is providing medical or hospital care or medical education or research. Medical care includes treatment of any physical or mental disability or condition, on an inpatient or outpatient basis. Thus, if an organization is a rehabilitation institution, outpatient clinic, or community mental health or drug treatment center, it is a hospital if its principal function is providing treatment services as described above."
Are donations to INSPIR3 tax-deductible?
INSPIR3 is a federally registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Therefore, donations to INSPIR3 are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law for an individual or corporation. Please consult with a tax professional to determine if and to what extent your donation is tax-deductible.
What services will INSPIR3 provide? What is INSPIR3's specialization?
INSPIR3 will offer a variety of services to the community including therapy, psychiatric medical management, psychological testing, case management, substance abuse and addictions treatment and educational seminars. In addition, we will have an hourly onsite child care.
INSPIR3's mental health professionals and interns will be encouraged to seek out specialized certifications within their respective field in support of the community's treatment needs.
How is INSPIR3 an educational center?
INSPIR3 will function as a premier educational center in Nevada, providing exceptional and quality mental wellness services to the community while properly training the next generation of mental health professionals.
To our knowledge, INSPIR3 will be the first mental health center in the valley to extensively employ and pay mental health interns ensuring that INSPIR3 can be selective about the candidates we accept. All of our interns will receive direct supervision free of charge by INSPIR3-employed, licensed professionals, which will preserve excellence of training and intern accountability. By comparison, other facilities in the valley charge interns supervision and room rental fees, which often limits their ability to acquire necessary licensure/training hours.
Who is INSPIR3's target market? Who can use INSPIR3's services?
We will treat life stressors, mental health diagnoses, addictions and recovery, support, physical disabilities, and court-mandated treatment. Anybody and everybody is welcome.
What is mental wellness and how does it differ from mental health?
Mental health often has a negative perception associated with individuals who have severe mental disorders. This has led to a societal stigmatization of mental health services and an unwillingness for people to seek the help they need for life stressors.
Mental wellness, on the other hand, serves two purposes: it reflects INSPIR3's commitment to an individual's overall mental well-being regardless of a mental health diagnosis and combats the negative stigma associated with mental health treatment. Because mental health is just as important as physical health, we want everyone in our community to have access to mental wellness services.
Who does INSPIR3 plan to collaborate with?
As a community support center, INSPIR3 plans to establish strong strategic partnerships with referral sources and insurance providers in the area. These are categorized into eight main groups: mental health professionals, medical professionals/hospitals, school districts/universities, legal system, military, employers/insurance providers, licensing organizations, and community organizations.
Why does INSPIR3 want to build its own building as opposed to leasing or renting office space?
Economically, building our center is cheaper and saves you money in the long run. It will also ensure that your acts of kindness in helping build INSPIR3 will continue long into the future and help the maximum number of people.
Why doesn't INSPIR3 start out small and grow over time?
Mental health care in Nevada is at an all-time low and continually challenged by state budget cuts, high costs of care, and low availability of qualified professionals. We need a new approach in the face of these shortcomings within the current system. INSPIR3 has mapped out a replicable plan of action that addresses the community's mental health needs with a focus on accessibility, affordability, and quality care. The proposed start-up costs will allow INSPIR3 to create a self-funded structure while maintaining low costs for quality treatment to the community. INSPIR3 considered alternative approaches and in each instance, we forecasted that we would fall into similar predicaments as other mental health facilities in the valley and be unable to meet the needs of our target population.
How does INSPIR3 know its business model will work?
You deserve the best treatment possible. We have designed INSPIR3 after medical teaching hospitals that currently exist and have operated successfully for many years. The concepts that INSPIR3 is built upon are not new, but how INSPIR3 is put together is unique. Because all of the individual elements that make up INSPIR3 have been successful in the past, we know it will work for you.