Feds awarding $12M to West Michigan mental health centers


Three community mental health centers in West Michigan have been selected as Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics and are each getting a $4-million boost in funding.

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan announced yesterday the designation for organizations: Kalamazoo Community Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services; West Michigan Community Mental Health in Ludington; and HealthWest in Muskegon.

Easter Seals Michigan in Auburn Hills will also receive the funding.

Stabenow the funding will come over the next two years to provide comprehensive behavioral health and addiction treatment services.

The mental health centers are among more than two dozen selected nationwide.

The federal funding program aims to help the centers in several ways: to provide around-the-clock crisis services; outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment services; screenings, risk assessments and diagnoses.

They'll partner with hospitals, law enforcement and others.

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