Our Mission

Mirror, established in 1972, was founded on the belief that people can and do change. We are a not-for-profit, private corporation providing behavioral healthcare, prevention and wellness, and correctional re-entry services. As a major provider in the state of Kansas, we offer a comprehensive continuum of services and programs for those seeking assistance.

Our mission is to make a difference for more people, families and communities through comprehensive, integrated health and wellness approaches. We are committed to empowering people to be the best version of themselves and promoting safe, healthy people in strong communities.

 

Philosophy of Addiction and Treatment

Mirror defines addiction as a chronic disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use despite harmful consequences. It is also characterized by a high potential for relapse. It is considered a disease due to the structural changes that occur in the brain, which affect its functioning. These changes can be long lasting and can lead to harmful behaviors. If left untreated, consequences of this disease can last a lifetime and can result in death due to the effects of use on other organ systems within the body.

Just like many other chronic diseases, addiction can be managed successfully. The goal in our approach is to help our participants achieve success in counteracting addiction’s powerful, disruptive effects on the brain and behavior so that they may regain control of their lives. This is done by tailoring services to each person. Emphasis is placed on using cognitive, behavioral and other research-based approaches.

 

 

Latest News

On April 29th, the Youth as Resources Board participated in the national YMCA Healthy Kids Day initiative. Healthy Kids Day was designed to inspire kids to keep their minds and bodies active. Parents and kids that attended the event participa...

On April 26th, Peabody High School's newly formed Youth as Resources program (YAR) sponsored a Family Fun Night for all middle school students and their parents.  YAR members Chance Elliott, Paige Murray,  Kallie Hutchison, Precious Kerr, Br...

Mirror, Inc. supports the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) law mandating that each agency adopt a “Zero Tolerance” policy for all forms of offender sexual abuse and harassment. Prevention of o...

Posters with a Purpose

Local Hesston High School graphic design students created a total of 12 drug and alcohol prevention posters to increase awareness to the effects of substan...

On February 22nd, Burrton's Youth as Resources invited all middle school and high school students to their first "Live Above the Influence Event".  YAR members Lexi Lane and Kyler Matlock kicked off the assembly by “breaking the chains of addiction”,...

Any high school youth who is a resident (or attends a school within) Harvey County can now apply to become a member of their local Youth as Resources program. Youth that are involved with the program gain:

  • Power to effect personal change

Teens makes a Difference

On December 10th, the Mayor's Youth Council hosted their annual Youth leaders Across Wichita (YLAW) event. This year for the event, the MYC Youth Affairs and Public Service committee voted that the group partner with the Salvation Army to sort toys and gi...

Santa's Helpers

On December 8th, the Wichita Mayor's Youth Council volunteered at the annual Night with Santa event at Century II and served as helpers at the Letters to Santa station. Over 150 letters were written to Santa by children attending the event. MYC volunteers...

Over 100 Wichita area youth attended the Mayor's Youth Council's bi-annual Junior Jumpstart Youth Summit. The opening session challenged participants to identify their Natural High and provided the opportunity to hear from guest speakers David and Lynn ...

On December 3rd, J.A.G (Jobs for American Graduates) a state-based national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing dropouts among young people who are most at-risk, hosted a Christmas Party for Trinity Heights Respite Care. Respite Care serves fa...

St. Mary's Catholic Youth Fellowship received a mini-grant from Mirror's Youth as Resources (YAR) to create and distribute "Just for you" gift backpacks for children that enter the Harvey County Homeless Shelter. They designed, purchased and put together ...

This Saturday, Mirror and the YMCA hosted the first annual Harvey County Youth as Resources (YAR) summit. During the summit, Mirror's YAR leaders participated in a fun day filled with leadership and bonding activities. 

Mirror administrator retires

  Doug Johnson, a veteran addictions counselor and administrator in Kansas, has retired from Mirror after 24 years of service. He was honored at a retirement party in Shawnee, Kans., on Nov. 9, 2016. Johnson began his counseling career at St. J...

By http://www.thekansan.com/news/20161101/tackling-issues-as-community According to a Colu...

MYC sold Boba Tea to fundraise for the homeless at the 36th Annual Wichita Asian Festival.  The Mayor's Youth Council's Youth Affairs Committee was in charge of the initiative and raised over $400 that they will use to create care packages for Wichita'...

Youth as Resource members spread the message of Red Ribbon Week to their communities during the week of October 23-31. Each YAR group decorated their town with Red Ribbons to raise awareness and to remind the community to live drug free. YAR members a...

YAR visits State Capital

Mirror's Youth as Resources members traveled to our state Capital to attend the Kansas Youth Empowerment Conference hosted by Kansas Family Partnership this month. At the conference, YAR board members attended break-out sessions where they gained valuabl...

On October 24th, the Wichita Mayor's Youth Council public school students were recognized at the USD 259 School Board Meeting for all the work they do in the community.  Mayor Paulina Castaneda shared about the council ...

YAR Members Commemorate 9/11

This month, Youth as Resources (YAR) members gathered to honor the memory of those lost on 9/11 and to rekindle a spirit of unity and compassion in the Harvey County community. On September 11th weekend, 11 youth and a few adult sponsors arrived at the Ha...

When Halstead Clover Leaf 4H club presented a grant request at our May Harvey County YAR Board meeting, their desire was to make Main Street more welcoming in time for Memorial Day weekend. The Halstead Clover Leaf 4H club presented a grant request at ...

KANZA Mental Health and Guidance Center and Mirror, Inc. were recognized at the Doniphan County Annual Business Appreciation Breakfast on June 23rd. They received recognition for business expansion/capital improvement by adding services through...

Experience & Growth

3,471

individuals served in 2015

18

locations across Kansas

180

staff ready to serve

44

years serving Kansas

Caring & Qualified Support

A culture of compassion

Our goal is to help get you to a place of healthy, balanced living by addressing your needs with compassion and understanding. When you decide you are ready to make a change, it takes more than just a program, it takes people who care and support you every step of the way. The highly trained staff at Mirror includes professionals specializing in addictions, mental health, corrections, nursing and other medical specializations as well as licensed counselors, trained case managers and care coordinators. Many have advanced degrees and specialized training in their fields. Our employees participate in on-going training to stay abreast of emerging developments in their fields.

Jointly-funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Office on Smoking & Health and Divison of Cancer Prevention and Control, the National Council for Behavioral Health established the National Behavioral Health Network's Tobacco & Cancer Control Community of Practice to support organizations that provide direct services in enhancing their tobacco and cancer control practices for people with mental illness and addictions. We are pleased to announce Mirror Inc is 1 of the 10 organizations that the National Council selected to participate in its new community of practice.

Get In Touch

Mirror thanks you for your interest in our web site and services. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Contact Us

Phone: 316-283-6743
Email: info@mirrorinc.org
Fax: 316-283-6830

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Administrative offices:
130 East Fifth Street, P.O. Box 711 Newton, KS 67114

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