The Ohio Departments of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) and Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) today announced more than $1.4 million in Strong Families, Safe Communities funding to provide care coordination and crisis intervention services for youth at risk due to a mental illness or developmental disability. The grant awards are part of a two-year, $5 million statewide initiative launched last summer.
This latest round of funding will support seven new projects around the state and brings to 46, the total number of counties served by the Strong Families, Safe Communities initiative.
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 ages 8-24 in crisis, and develop long-term treatment plans that help children and families live happy and healthy lives.
Visit our web page on Strong Families, Safe Communities to view the press release, a map of grantees and program summaries.