SEVEN COUNTIES SERVICES
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Seven Counties Providers introduced Friday it’s the recipient of a two-year, $5 million grant from Substance Abuse and Psychological Well being Providers Administration (SAMHSA) to increase psychological well being and substance use companies to adults with severe psychological sickness, youngsters/adolescents with severe emotional disturbance, and people with co-occurring problems.
The growth will allow Seven Counties Providers to serve at the very least 1,000 further people over the funding interval with complete, trauma-informed, evidence-based psychological well being and substance use companies.
New and enhanced companies will embody:
- Disaster care
- Psychological well being screenings
- Telehealth companies
- Dependancy companies to boost response to the opioid epidemic
- Built-in companies to weak populations such because the severely mentally unwell
Seven Counties Providers will improve its staffing and increase telehealth capabilities to extend entry to care; lower hospitalization by disaster response and well timed intervention; and supply shoppers with community-based remedy and assist.
The aim is to answer emergent shoppers inside three hours, 80% of the time, and divert at the very least 80% of kid/youth/grownup shoppers from hospitalization on the time of intervention.
“Kentucky ranks comparatively larger than different states within the charges of adults dwelling with psychological sickness, together with these with substance use dysfunction and suicidal ideation, and equally low when it comes to entry to look after these people,” stated Abby Drane, President & CEO of Seven Counties Providers / Bellewood & Brooklawn.
“COVID-19 has exasperated this disparity and triggered a rise within the general demand for psychological well being companies in our area. With out entry to coordinated, entire individual care choices, our residents are weak to poor outcomes, comparable to larger charges of mortality, substance abuse, hospitalization, and extra. As this area’s Neighborhood Psychological Well being Middle, we’re uniquely positioned to offer these companies to the neighborhood at a time when it’s so tremendously wanted.”
“Entry to complete psychological and behavioral well being companies is among the most vital issues we will present to folks, and the continued COVID-19 pandemic has made that want much more clear. I’m so proud to see this federal funding being awarded to Seven Counties Providers in recognition of the excellent work they do and the large want we’ve got right here in Kentucky,” stated Congressman John Yarmuth.
“With this federal funding to extend staffing, increase care, and expedite response occasions, Seven Counties Providers will be capable to save extra lives, help these in disaster, and supply hope to people and households in want. I’m proud to have voted in assist of this funding to extend entry to companies right here in our commonwealth, and I’m extremely grateful to these on the entrance strains of this battle, serving to Kentuckians after they want it most.”
“The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a fair brighter lens to the good want for extra psychological well being and substance use companies in our neighborhood, and we’re grateful for neighborhood companions like Seven Counties Providers and the federal Substance Abuse and Psychological Well being Providers Administration for stepping as much as assist folks in disaster in our neighborhood,” stated Mayor Greg Fischer.
The grant award offers funding for expanded companies throughout a seven-county area: Jefferson, Oldham, Bullitt, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble, and Henry counties.
Seven Counties Providers is a Neighborhood Psychological Well being Middle that provides a full vary of psychological and behavioral well being companies, substance abuse remedy, and mental and developmental disabilities companies in a seven-county area in Kentucky. Counties served embody Jefferson, Oldham, Bullitt, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble, and Henry. For extra data, go to sevencounties.org.