$1M Federal Grant for the Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene

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(WNY News Now) – Congressman Nick Langworthy (NY-23) has revealed a $1,000,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support the Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene in its mission to enhance mental health services for children.

Chautauqua – In a recent announcement, Congressman Nick Langworthy shared that the Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene is set to receive a substantial boost of $1,000,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This grant, allocated under the HHS Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances Program, will significantly strengthen mental health services for children and youth in the community.

Congressman Langworthy stated, “Mental health is a critical component of the well-being of our citizens, especially our children, and I look forward to continued collaboration with County Executive Wendel and other local leaders on this issue.” County Executive PJ Wendel added, “This funding will go a long way in assisting one of the most venerable populations in Chautauqua County: our children.”

Rachel Ludwig, Program Coordinator at the Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene, elaborated on the grant’s purpose, emphasizing its focus on improving mental health outcomes for children and youth. The initiative, known as Chautauqua Tapestry, will expand screening and assessment opportunities, establish referral pathways to evidence-based practices, and enhance coordination among service providers.

WNY News Now reached out and spoke to Deb Maggio, who highlighted the grant’s goal of bolstering services for individuals up to 21 years old and improving access. While she was not personally in charge of the funds she encouraged the public to reach out to Chautauqua Tapestry, a System of Care (SOC) that provides a comprehensive, coordinated network of services and supports for children and families.

For more information, visit Chautauqua Tapestry.

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