Sacramento County Groups Nab $400K in Mental Health Grants
On Friday, Sacramento County officials announced that four local health organizations will receive a total of nearly $400,000 in grants to provide mental health care services to residents, the Sacramento Bee reports.
Details of Grant Funding
The grants were announced by Respite Partnership Collaborative, aÂ group composed of county Division of Behavioral Health Services officials and other stakeholders.
The group is charged with assigning grant funding to organizations that have proposed innovative mental health respite care programs to help local residents. The programs in part seek to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses who rely on hospital emergency departments for treatment.
The grant funding is provided through the state's Mental Health Services Act of 2004.
The next round of funding is expected to be announced in Spring 2013.
Details of Grant Recipients
The four organizations that will receive the funding are:
- Capital Adoptive Family Alliance, which plans to offer services for families that have adopted a child with a mental health condition;
- Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center, which plans to offer services for caregivers of patients with dementia;
- Turning Point Community Programs, which plans to help create a new respite care center of supportive housing for people with mental health conditions; and
- United lu-Mien Community, which plans to offer specialized mental health services for Hmong residents (Craft, Sacramento Bee, 12/1).