Today, Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $875,000 in federal funding for substance abuse and mental health services in Albany and Niagara Falls. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and will be used to serve a wide array of needs, including expanding substance use disorder treatment, substance abuse prevention and mental health resources.
“No one should have to fight the battle against mental illness alone,” said Senator Schumer. “As New Yorkers, we are stronger when we are together, and today’s federal funding will work to expand community resources surrounding mental health care and substance abuse prevention. Those facing mental health battles need our support now more than ever, and I’m proud to deliver this vital federal funding that will bring much-needed support for our most vulnerable residents in Albany and Niagara Falls.”
“Substance abuse and mental health resources are critical to support individuals seeking addiction treatment,” said Senator Gillibrand. “I’m proud to announce this federal funding, which will help ensure individuals with mental health conditions and substance use disorders have access to vital support and resources. I will continue fighting so everyone has the behavioral health services and resources they need.”
A list of recipients is below:
|Northpointe Council, Inc.||$375,000||Niagara Falls||Expansion of substance abuse prevention and mental health promotion in Niagara County|
|Whitney M Young, Jr Community Health Center||$500,000||Albany||Substance use disorder treatment for racial/ethnic minority populations at high risk for HIV/AIDS|