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|