Porter-Starke Services announced that the organization is the recipient of a $3 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to expand Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics. The grant will help increase access to high-quality mental health and addiction treatment for the surrounding community in Indiana. It will also include behavioral health care with medical care to improve client outcomes.
Programs will assist citizens with serious mental illness, and those with addiction disorders. Children will be able to seek help for serious emotional disturbance issues. Mental health screenings will increase, along with the increase of addiction programming. Program representatives will also work to reduce fatal and non-fatal overdoses. In addition, care coordination between medical and behavioral health facilities will enhance for consumers.
Funding will be provided beginning May 1, 2020 and continue through April 30, 2022. Porter-Starke Services expects to serve 1,000 individuals at its service locations in Knox, La Porte, Valparaiso, and Portage in the first year and an additional 1,500 in the second year.
Porter-Starke Services is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community health center with offices in Northwest Indiana. Porter-Starke Services is licensed through the Indiana Division of Mental Health & Addictions and the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration and are accredited by the Council on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
This was reported by WKVI on May 11, 2020.
Contact information: Porter-Starke Services, 601 Wall Street, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383; 219-531-3500; Website: www.porterstarke.org