The programs are separate, but serve some of the same clients.
The new building that now houses all four services is located at 322 Frontier Boulevard, off U.S. 150, and opened in January.
"I was apprehensive at first because it's different when you live together, just like any couple," Gooch said. "I've just been so pleasantly surprised that it's just been a really great thing."
Joey Jones, local resource coordinator and program director with Bluegrass Impact South, said the toughest transition for his program was adjusting to sharing space with three other programs. Jones said he has made accommodations.
"What we have now, in this one building, is four different teams," Jones said. "The way I look at it now, it's one bigger team under one roof."
Impact works with kids, ages 4-18, with severe emotional disturbances and their families. Impact provides services at the client's home, school and individually in a six-county area of Lincoln, Boyle, Mercer, Garrard, Estill and Madison Counties.
Fort Logan Comprehensive Care is an outpatient mental health clinic for adults and children mainly in Lincoln County. However, Gooch said others from out of county are welcome. The clinic is used for individual counseling, marriage and couples counseling. This program is made up of psychiatrists, psychologists, a licensed clinical social worker and a licensed management family therapist.
"People either come here on their own free will or they've been referred to us through the court system, from the department of social services, through the schools - people come here in many different ways," Gooch said.
Gooch said a lot of people come in on their own. Reasons can range from depression, family problems or problems with children. When a new client comes in, Gooch said it has to first be determined which service, or services, would better help the client.
Cathi Donahue is the program director at Frontier Rehabilitation, which serves people with serious and persistent mental illnesses in Lincoln and Garrard counties.
"We are a recovery-focused program," Donahue said. "That means we try to help people re-establish things that they've lost in their lives as a result of their mental illness."
The areas Frontier Rehabilitation focus on are work, educational and social opportunities, and helping to improve living arrangements. They work with adult education and provide family counseling for those effected by psychiatric disability.
"By regaining these opportunities and becoming more empowered, the overall quality of a person's life is improved," Donahue said.
National Alliance of the Mentally Ill, is a support group with which Frontier Rehabilitation is collaborating.
NAMI works for those with psychiatric disabilities and their families.
"It's kind of a non-threatening step for people to take because the people who run the group have been in similar situations as people who have been affected by mental illness in their families," Donahue said.
NAMI meets at Frontier Rehabilitation the third Tuesday of every month. The next meeting is 5-6 p.m. March 21. It is an open support group and is free of charge. Donahue said NAMI wants people to know they are not alone.
"It's not just for adults, it's for any family that has a member that has a mental disability," Gooch said.
The Learning Garden is an intensive program for children age 5-12 with various emotional disabilities. The program director is Christina Jackson. Gooch said most of the time the child is referred to the Learning Garden through school.
When a child is referred, he or she must come to the Learning Garden four days a week. The amount of time the child spends in the program depends on what the child is there for. There is a group component to the program, Gooch said. It also works with parents.
Gooch said each program is individualized to suit each client. They are able to get creative because what works for one doesn't work for others.
"We're always taking new referrals," Gooch said. "Our mission is to serve people who are not able to receive these types of services anywhere else."