Ottawa County CMH Awarded Federal Funds to Support Behavioral Health

Community Mental Heath of Ottawa County Awarded Federal Funds in Support of Behavioral Health

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded Community Mental Health of Ottawa County (CMH) a total of $3,805,542 over the next two years enabling CMH to become a Certified Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC). CCHBHC’s provide a robust set of coordinated, integrated and comprehensive services to all persons with any mental illness or substance use diagnosis. 

The funding will increase access to evidence based mental health and substance use treatment services, including 24/7 crisis response services.  Other critical elements included but are not limited to: strong accountability in terms of financial and quality metric reporting; formal coordination with primary and other care settings to provide intensive care management and transitions; linkage to social services, criminal justice/law enforcement, and educational systems; and an emphasis on providing services to veterans and active-duty services members.

“We are very happy to receive this funding from SAMHSA to become a CCBHC. This funding will strengthen our mental health services and allow CMH to improve the health and wellbeing of more people in our community.” said Lynne Doyle, CMH Executive Director.