STATEHOUSE (May 7, 2020) — Four County, the designated community mental health center for Cass, Miami, Fulton and Pulaski counties, was recently awarded a $4 million grant through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Certified Community Behavioral Health Center Expansion grant, said State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso).
Four County was one of six Indiana community mental health centers awarded the federal grant.
This funding will allow for staff additions to meet community needs and enhance access to care by developing new, needed programs for mobile crisis response, veterans, substance use disorder and individuals involved with the criminal justice system.
“The need for behavioral health and substance use services is always present, but the need for these services has only increased as a result of the COVID-19 crisis," Charbonneau said. "I am pleased to see Four County receive this funding and know it will be crucial to supporting the needs of the communities of northern Indiana."
In response to the COVID-19 emergency, SAMHSA has awarded $360 million in national grant funding. For further information on the program and to view the full list of recipients, click here.
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