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Capito and Manchin Announce $1.2 Million for West Virginia Community Care to Strengthen Youth Behavioral and Mental Health Services

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WASHINGTON DC – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (RW.Va.) and Joe Manchin (DW.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that Community Care of West Virginia will receive $1,250,000 to help strengthen behavioral and mental health services for young West Virginians in several rural counties in North Central West Virginia. The funding is made possible by a Congressional Directed Spending (CDS) request secured by Senators Capito and Manchin and is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources. social services (HHS).

“By providing funds to hire staff in every area of ​​need, these funds will expand access to important mental and behavioral health services for our young people as they continue their transition to life and school after retirement. COVID-19. I have championed school health care in our state because it provides resources directly to our children, and I am happy to see this integration of behavioral health specialists with current primary care providers. Investments like this are the primary focus of the CDS process – direct funding to positively impact the people of West Virginia. I was thrilled to advocate and ultimately secure the funding necessary to increase staffing in these seven counties, continuing our efforts to reach our children where they are,” Senator Capito said.

“Community Care of West Virginia provides essential behavioral and mental health services to West Virginia youth in several rural counties, which is why I am proud got this funding to strengthen their efforts and increase their hiring capacity”, said Senator Manchin. “The funding announced today will help strengthen behavioral and mental health services for school-aged West Virginians at 54 School Wellness Centers in North Central West Virginia, and I look forward to to see the positive impacts of these programs. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to advocate for resources, including appropriations, to support our healthcare organizations as they care for West Virginians across Mountain State.

“The Congressional-directed spending award that Senators Capito and Manchin were able to secure for our organization will have a significant impact on our ability to expand and deliver desperately needed school-based behavioral and mental health services to our rural communities across the country. north-central West Virginia. We greatly appreciate their continued support and efforts that allow us to provide for the needs of our school-aged population,” said Kevin Junkins, MD, chief medical officer for Community Care of West Virginia.

Congressional Directed Spending (CDS), more commonly referred to as appropriations, allows state and local governments, nonprofits, and other public entities to request targeted funding for projects to strengthen their communities and directly support the people of West Virginia. These local communities and organizations are now beginning to receive funding for projects that the two senators Captain and manchin fought in last year’s funding bill. As members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senators Capito and Manchin ensure that taxpayers’ money is allocated to priorities that benefit all West Virginians, drive economic growth and address the needs of Mountain State communities while remaining fiscally responsible.

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