TARRYTOWN, NY (April 28, 2020)—The Mental Health Association of Westchester (MHA) is pleased to announce an award of $4 million over two years from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to expand its existing Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC). An innovative integrated clinic model, MHA’s CCBHC improves access by addressing financial and logistical barriers and delivers a network of services to support a range of needs, regardless of an individual’s ability to pay.

Building on the success of MHA’s first CCBHC award in December 2018, this substantial grant will support expansion in all areas, including: Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors (CASACs) to support individuals experiencing Substance Use Disorders; services for veterans and their families; employment services; 24-hour mobile crisis response, including a specialized team for children; Peer Specialists; Family Support Services to assist family member