10.18.16

Senators Stabenow, Peters Applaud Support for Flint Mental Health Services

The City of Flint will receive an annual award of $972,599 for five years

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today applauded a $4,862,995 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to provide mental health and substance use disorder services for Flint residents. The Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma grant provides funding for communities with children and families who are exposed to trauma through natural or man-made disasters.

 

“Given the challenges facing Flint, these new resources come at a critical time during the city’s recovery to help individuals cope with the unprecedented stresses from this water crisis,” said Senator Stabenow. “This is yet another example of the Obama Administration continuing to work with us to bring resources and funding to help the people of Flint.” 

 

“The water crisis has affected every Flint resident, and this investment from the Department of Health and Human Services will help individuals who are most in need of mental health and substance abuse treatment,” said Senator Peters. "I applaud the Obama Administration’s commitment to supporting the Flint community on its road to recovery."

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is focused on reducing the impact of substance use disorder and mental illness on America's communities. More information about the grant can be found at http://www.samhsa.gov/grants.