According to a news release, the CCBHC Expansion grant is the first SAMHSA grant that Tri-County has been awarded in its 38 years of operation.
“We are very excited to have this opportunity to provide much needed services in our three-county service area,” Evan Roberson, Tri-County Behavioral Healthcare executive director said in the release. “We have seen a rapid increase in the number of persons seeking community mental health treatment in this area since pandemic began and this grant award from SAMHSA will be critical to our efforts to expand needed services. We are very grateful to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for giving us this opportunity.”
The grant will be used to provide services including expanded therapy services, expanded school-based clinic operations with Cleveland ISD, expanded substance use disorder treatment for Liberty and Walker counties, enhanced care coordination, and enhanced child and youth intake for Liberty County.
According to the news release, the funding period begins on Aug. 31 and lasts for two years. Tri-County is one of seven centers in Texas to receive this grant award during this funding cycle.