GENESEE COUNTY, MI — A new federal grant was awarded to help expand mental health crisis services in Genesee County, U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee announced Friday.
The funding totals $731,359 and was presented by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The grant is intended to support Genesee Health Systems as it works with community partners to provide better care to people with acute mental health or substance abuse crises. It will also help those who cannot otherwise afford mental health care.
“Every Michigander deserves access to affordable health care, including mental health care. I am thrilled to announce this federal grant, which will improve crisis care in our community,” Kildee, D-Flint Twp., said in a May 26 news release. “In Congress, I will continue to bring federal resources home to better support Michiganders struggling with addiction and other mental health conditions.”
Danis Russell, CEO of Genesee Health Systems, thanked Kildee for his continued support of mental health services for Genesee County residents.
“This grant will allow us to expand mental health crisis services in our community,” Russell said in the news release. “These services include mobile co-response teams with local law enforcement, improving coordination with the state and federal 988 system for crisis calls, and expanding our mobile crisis team to meet people where they are in the community when they are in need and providing appropriate follow-up after the crisis has been resolved.”
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