Sunday, November 14, 2010

Jacksonville gets $9M for children’s mental health

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded Jacksonville a $9 million grant to establish a system for mental health care for children in Duval County.

The funds will enable the community to better meet the needs of children and their families through coordinated care, expand the capacity for early identification and treatment, and improve access to appropriate mental health services for children.

The initiative will focus initially on children in foster care and the juvenile justice system, homeless children and young, high-risk children in certain neighborhoods.

The grant will be matched locally by the Jacksonville Children’s Commission, the Early Learning Coalition of Duval Inc. and Family Support Services.

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