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December 9, 2022 | News

New Local Organization Looks to Take the Lead in Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace in Response to Increasing Need

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa — Covenant Family Solutions (CFS), a long-trusted mental health organization based in Cedar Rapids, announces the launch of partner organization Covenant Workplace Solutions (CWS). Formerly part of the Workplace Solutions division within CFS, CWS is a full-service workplace mental health and wellness organization. Its mission is to enhance the state of complete mental, physical, and social wellness for organizations and their employees.

Workplace mental health and wellness has become one of the most critical issues of our time and it has only intensified since the COVID-19 pandemic. A report by Mental Health America found 4 in 5 employees feel emotionally drained from their work, while 9 in 10 say workplace stress affects their mental health.

Led by former CFS employees, Zach Schmit and Chad Charkowski, CWS looks to supports organizations that want to reduce employee turnover and boost engagement by helping employees live happier, healthier lives.

Covenant Family Solutions CEO Dr. Jacob Christenson states, “While we were in the depths of the pandemic and witnessing the “Great Resignation” of 2021, the need to address mental health in the workplace became abundantly clear. It is exciting to see what started as an idea at CFS, has now become a reality with Covenant Workplace Solutions. I have full confidence in the dedication of Zach Schmit and Chad Charkowski to carry this important work forward.”

Building an environment that allows organizations to grow, achieve their goals, and build a sustainable, thriving workplace culture is foundational to the mission of CWS. Covenant Workplace Solutions Co-Owner and Head of Operations Zach Schmit shares, “Chad and I are excited to take workplace mental wellness to the next level with Covenant Workplace Solutions by helping organizations across the country strengthen the lives of their employees and the families they go home to each day.”

Organizations looking to learn more about workplace mental wellness services provided by Covenant Workplace Solutions can do so by calling 833-434-1335 or visiting

About Covenant Family Solutions

Covenant Family Solutions is an innovative provider of mental and behavioral healthcare services based in Eastern Iowa. The organization works to unleash the potential of all in their care through therapy and medication management, for individuals, couples, and families. CFS is based in Cedar Rapids and has clinics located throughout Eastern Iowa.

About Covenant Workplace Solutions

Covenant Workplace Solutions is a full-service workplace mental health and wellness partner helping organizations across the country strengthen the lives of their employees and the families they go home to each day. Key services offered by CWS include employee assistance programs (EAP), workshops, and trainings for employers.