Anne Arundel Awarded Grant for Opioid Treatment and Food Programs

The Maryland Community Health Resources Commission (CHRC) has awarded $500,000 to the Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency and $120,000 to the Anne Arundel County Department of Health. The grants, totaling $620,000 and covering a two-year period, will be used to expand the Safe Stations initiative and to create a food pantry in Brooklyn Park.

The Annapolis Patch reports:

“I am pleased that the grants will help enhance local public health initiatives,” said Anne Arundel County Acting Health Officer Frances Phillips. “The funding will support the successful Safe Stations program that offers opioid detoxification and treatment resources 24 hours daily year-round. It will also provide greater access to nutritious food in Brooklyn Park, where County agencies have been working to address the environmental, behavioral and physical health needs of the community’s residents.”

For more information read The Annapolis Patch.