JAMESTOWN – A nearly $1 million dollar grant from New York State is slated to help further access to mental health treatment in the Jamestown area.
City of Jamestown leaders say the $922,300 dollar grant from the Housing Trust Fund Corporation and Office of Community Renewal will be broken down and distributed to three local agencies: the Chautauqua Center, Strong Starts Chautauqua and The Chautauqua Health Network.
The three groups, local leaders report, will distribute the funding to help with mental health treatment in various ways.
At the Chautauqua Center, funding will be used to construct a specialized Behavioral Health suite within their established health center. This project will increase the capacity of The Chautauqua Center to provide access to behavioral health treatment by 50 percent.
As for those with Strong Starts Chautauqua, officials plan to use the money to address adverse childhood experiences, toxic stressors and substance misuse that they say have been exacerbated by the COVID -19 pandemic.
City leaders say the plan to use the funding with the Chautauqua Health Network will be announced at a later date and time.