The Washington County Health Department is slated to open a 24/7 crisis center this July. The center will service people suffering from substance use disorders and mental illnesses.
It is being funded in part by federal State Opioid Response grant funding awarded through the Maryland Department of Health.
As reported by the Herald-Mail:
The center would be staffed by several full- and part-time employees, including nurse practitioners, licensed practical nurses, social workers, intake specialists and peer support personnel. Clients can walk in or be taken there by emergency responders.
In addition to the crisis center, the pass-through federal funding will go toward hiring additional mobile-crisis workers. They will allow for expanded hours to assist local authorities who encounter people with mental health or substance-abuse problems in the field.
Read the Herald-Mail to learn more.