$3.3M in funding released to expand youth mental health services in New York

NEW YORK (WWTI) – More than $3.3 million in funding is being provided to community-based healthcare providers to increase access to mental health services for children and families across the state, according to a press release from the Office of Governor Hochul .

Awards include more than $1 million that was divided among 35 nonprofit community-based programs to expand suicide prevention initiatives, respite programs, family and youth peer support services, and children’s non-Medicaid managed care programs. Will help.

“Access to mental health programs is a critical component of our efforts to ensure New Yorkers receive the care they need for themselves and their loved ones,” Governor Hochul said. “Too often, vulnerable populations face barriers to their ability to access mental health services, and these grants will help expand access to programs statewide, allowing more young New Yorkers to properly meet their mental health needs.” will gain help in.”

Funding is administered through the Office of Mental Health to help providers serve youth who are diagnosed with a mental illness and developmental disability or a substance use disorder.

Another $760,000 was divided among 19 community-based providers to finance projects including the purchase of metro cards to address transportation barriers and the expansion and enhancement of high-risk outpatient mental health services.

The award also includes $760,000, which was divided among 19 programs, including an electronic data collection system and a multidisciplinary team meeting coordinator and facilitator for one provider’s Children’s Mental Health Rehabilitation Services program.

$280,000 went to seven programs for co-occurring treatment, for patients who are living with mental illness as well as a developmental disability or substance abuse disorder. Funded projects include providing staff training in a therapist, medication-assisted treatment and trauma-based cognitive behavioral therapy for two-way diagnosed adolescents and reducing harmful substance use and improving mental health for adolescents and young adults Includes an evidence-based treatment model to do.

NYU Langone Health and the State University of New York at Stony Brook were both awarded $250,000 to provide training that will help mental health care providers better serve individuals with mental illness and developmental disabilities. Training will include evidence-based approaches and skills to better engage and treat youth and families with dual diagnosis.

Organizations receiving funding include:

Central New York

  • Chenango County Behavioral Health Services
  • neighborhood center
  • Cayuga Consulting Services
  • Integrated Community Choice Network
  • Essex County Mental Health
  • upstate cerebral palsy
  • Salvation Army Syracuse Area Services
  • United Helpers
  • First Families in Essex County
  • Family Resource Network
  • family counseling center
  • Integrated Community Choice Network
  • upstate cerebral palsy
  • neighborhood center

Hudson Valley

  • MHA of Westchester
  • Orange cum Mental Health Department
  • andrus
  • Cove Care Center
  • Westchester Jewish Community Services
  • Family Services of Westchester
  • rehabilitation support services
  • St. Catherine’s Center for Children
  • Cove Care Center
  • Columbia-Greene Counties Department of Home Affairs
  • Family Services of Westchester
  • Family Ties of Westchester
  • Westchester Jewish Community Services

long Island

  • North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center
  • Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling
  • Hispanic Counseling Center
  • Family and Children’s Association
  • North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center
  • Hispanic Counseling Center
  • SCO Family of Services – Glen Cove

New York City

  • university settlement
  • JCCA
  • Aster Services for Children and Families
  • greenwich house
  • jewish board
  • Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services
  • Bleiler Psychiatry Center
  • Ackerman Institute for the Family
  • NY Foundling Identity and Acceptance Program
  • Ohl Children’s Homes & Family Services
  • Puerto Rican Family Institute
  • SBH Community Services
  • VNS Friends Clinic
  • Children’s Center of NY
  • Ohl Children’s Homes & Family Services
  • Maimonides Medical Center
  • Episcopal Health Services, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital
  • Hudson Guild
  • Pesach Tikvah Hope Development, Inc.
  • Association to Benefit Children
  • community life
  • Children’s Center of NY
  • university settlement
  • Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth
  • Lexington Center for MH Services

western new york

  • in tandem
  • Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene
  • Niagara County Department of MH and Substance Abuse Services
  • Hillside Children’s Center
  • horizon health
  • Catholic Charities of Buffalo
  • New Directions Youth and Family Services
  • Villa of Hope
  • Chautauqua County Chapter NYSARC Inc.
  • MHA Niagara County
  • New Directions Youth and Family Services
  • Camp Get-A-Way of Western NY
  • Housing Choice Made Easy
  • Compier West DBA Compier of Greater Buffalo
  • Mental Health Advocates of Western New York
  • Catholic Charities of Steuben/Livingston of Rochester DBA CC
  • Hillside Children’s Center
  • Aspire Hope NY
  • Rochester/Monroe County Inc. Ministry of Home Affairs of
  • colleague rochester

“The long-term impact of the COVID crisis on our mental health will be significant, especially for young people who faced significant challenges of fear, isolation, anxiety and depression during the pandemic,” said State University of New York Interim Chancellor Deborah F. said Stanley.

“It is imperative that we provide adequate resources to address this shadow pandemic so that the next generation can truly flourish and succeed. Applauds Stony Brook University for providing critical services when it is most needed. Thank you Governor Cathy Hochul for her leadership in directing mental health services and the Office of Mental Health for their partnership.

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