Washington County could be home to a 24/7 mental health and substance abuse crisis center if funds from the State come through. The Herald-Mail reports:
Vicki Sterling, director of behavioral health services at the Washington County Health Department, said she informally requested about $2 million annually for two years from the state to run the program.
In addition to the crisis center, Washington County’s request would include enough money to hire two more mobile crisis workers, joining one current employee. It also would allow the county to expand services and hours in assisting local authorities who encounter people with mental health or substance-abuse problems in the field.
The article notes that the center if funded could be up and running by December and would have space for 12-15 people at a time.
For more information read the full article in The Herald-Mail.
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