Chautauqua County Receives Four Million Dollars For Drug Addiction Services

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MAYVILLE, NY (WNY News Now) – The Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene will receive one million annually to help expand and connection drug addiction services.

The funding, totaling four million dollars over four years, comes from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

While the funding can help address a range of issues, the department’s director says improvements to the mobile crisis unit is among top priorities. Specifically, to connect resources already available.

“I have found, personally, Chautauqua County is not lacking resources, what Chautauqua County is lacking is knowing what resources are available and a quick way to access them,” explained Carmelo Hernandez. “What the left hand is doing, and right hand is doing, so to speak.”

Chautauqua County has two Community Behavioral Health Clinics, one in Jamestown at 200 East Third Street and another in Dunkirk at 60 Franklin Avenue.


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