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Community Center Recognitions – August 2016

Community Center Recognitions – August 2016
11 Oct 2016

Behavioral Health Center of Nueces County Awarded $2M Grant to Provide Mental health and Substance Use Treatment to Persons Who Are Homeless

SAMHSA awarded a $736,261 grant for three years to Behavioral Health Center of Nueces County.  The new project, “Chronic Homeless Intervention Program,” will serve 150 individuals/families experiencing homelessness by providing accessible, effective and comprehensive, integrated and co-located evidence–based treatment services.

The project will target primarily minority individuals/families with a substance use disorder and mental illness who experience homelessness; with a special emphasis on Veterans.

Camino Real Community Services Awarded Grant from Texas Veterans Commission – Fund for Veterans Assistance

Camino Real Giant CheckCamino Real Community Services was awarded $20,000 from the Texas Veterans Commission – Fund for Veterans Assistance (TVC-FVA) to provide Veterans experiencing an urgent need for short term-temporary financial assistance with food, clothing, shelter, utilities, rent, or mortgage.  The goal is to assist 100 (unduplicated) Veterans, Dependents and Surviving Spouses during the 1 year grant cycle.  These funds will bring much needed relief to Veterans in distress who reside in the Camino Real service area which is primarily rural and resources for this type of support are extremely limited.

A check presentation ceremony was held at the Camino Real Community Services Administrative Office on July 13, 2016.  TVC-FVA Colonel, USAF (Retired) James H. Scott, Vice Chairman and Cruz Montemayor, Deputy Executive Director presented the check to Emma C. Garcia, Executive Director for Camino Real. The ceremony was attended by local dignitaries and representatives from Veterans VFW post 443.

Emergence Health Network and Texas Panhandle Centers Awarded HHSC Texas Veterans + Family Alliance Grants

  • Emergence Health Network was awarded $223,324 to expand capacity to meet the mental health needs of Veterans and their families by increasing community participation.
  • Texas Panhandle Centers was awarded $97,759 to address priority needs and gaps in behavioral health services for veterans and their families and establish constructive community partnerships.

The program was established by Sen. Nelson’s Senate Bill 55, which provides $20 million of state funds to be matched with local and private funds for mental health support for veterans and their families. Texas Veterans + Family Alliance focuses on community collaborations addressing the mental health needs of veterans and their families that are not currently being met.

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