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Agencies award $3M for 'Strong Families, Safe Communities'

  • Trudy.Sharp
  • 7/2/2013 2:45:00 PM
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The Ohio Departments of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) and Mental Health & Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) today announced awards of nearly $3 million out of a $5 million grant to seven community partnerships to implement the Strong Families, Safe Communities project and to provide care coordination and crisis intervention services for youth at risk of harming themselves or others due to a mental illness or developmental disability. The seven partnerships involve Boards and providers in 20 different counties. In addition to the grant awards, the project will also provide statewide training on crisis intervention for mental health and developmental disabilities services professionals. Strong Families Safe Communities is funded by Governor Kasich’s initiative to commit money from Ohio’s Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) awards to develop targeted strategies to stabilize youth in crisis, ages 8-24, and develop long-term treatment plans that help children and their families live happy and healthy lives. Read the press release to learn more about the projects. See coverage of the announcement from The Associated Press.


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