Partnership with Nurse Disrupted Has Begun

June 16, 2023

At the start of the pandemic, a local nurse and self-identified “technology nerd”, Bre Loughlin, recognized that underserved members of our community were being left behind and set out to respond to this need. She founded Nurse Disrupted and partnered with The Salvation Army of Dane County (TSA) to provide video COVID screenings at Madison area homeless shelters. Today, Nurse Disrupted has over 300 nurses providing quality healthcare at numerous locations across Wisconsin while continuing their commitment to facilitate access to healthcare for underserved and marginalized communities.

Recognizing the increased need for mental health services, Nurse Disrupted is expanding their services to include behavioral health support and is partnering with Orion Family Services to provide this service at two Salvation Army shelters in Madison, the Women’s Shelter and the Family Shelter.

I am blown away by the woman I talked with tonight… & her resilience from everything she’s been through. I feel very lucky I got to witness her story & show up as a therapist for these women.” – Lauren Kelly, LCSW an Individual & Family Therapist with Orion Family Services

In 2022, Orion Family Services launched a new program providing behavioral health services at The Salvation Army Women’s Shelter. And in March of 2023, we began preparations to expand these services to include the Family Shelter. While scheduled services are provided in-person, as of June 6th, Orion has started to provide drop-in counseling via a walk-up video kiosk at both shelters. With the push of a button, guests can connect with an Orion therapist who is ready to provide needed support!