Blunt: Missouri Community Mental Health Centers Receive $ 25 Million Grant

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), the top Republican on the Senate Credit Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (Labor / HHS), released the following statement on Addiction and Mental Health Services administration announcement that it has awarded $ 25 million in grants to seven community mental health centers in Missouri:

“As a long-time advocate for improved mental health care in our country, I am deeply concerned about the significant increase in the number of Americans struggling with addiction, depression, and anxiety. other mental and behavioral health issues during the pandemic. This funding will support the vital role that community mental health centers play in providing affordable and accessible care to those in need. I will continue to support programs and policies that will move us closer to the goal of treating mental health like any other health.

The resources were included in the Blunt-led FY2021 Labor / HHS funding bill and the COVID supplement.

Here are the community mental health centers in Missouri that received grants:

Community mental health center Site Rising
Swope Health Services Kansas City $ 221,747
West Truman Medical Center Kansas City $ 5,000,000
Family Counseling Center, Inc. Kennett $ 5,045,760
Burrell Behavioral Health Springfield $ 5,000,000
Rediscover Lee summit $ 4,758,758
Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Inc. Independence $ 2,467,666
Places for People, Inc. Saint Louis $ 2,872,261

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