County Backs Mental Health Grant Application

County Backs Mental Health Grant Application

The Johnson County Commissioners ap proved the chair to sign a letter of support for Northern Wyoming Mental Health to send with their grant application for annual funding for their program.

The organization receives funding from various sources, including one-percent funds and grants from the state.
This grant is through the State Mental Health and Substance Abuse Program.

The support from the county commission is a $25,000 line item in their annual budget, according to discussions at the meeting.

Northern Wyoming Mental Health provides mental health and substance abuse treatment services to residents in Sheridan, Johnson, Crook and Weston Counties.
The private, nonprofit community treatment centers serve youth and adults suffering from mild to serious mental illness and substance use disorders.

Commission Chair Delbert Eitel said the county has lent their support in the past and should continue to do so.

The commissioners voted to send a letter of support for their funding request.

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