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Community Care Services receives funds for mental health programs

Topic: News

Outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment provider, Community Care Services, has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Ethel & James Flinn Foundation to support the continued delivery of mental health programs and services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Access to mental health services and general operations has changed significantly since the COVID-19 crisis began. CCS had to quickly transition to offering Telehealth remote therapy to ensure ongoing patient services at a time when mental health is crucial.

“Isolation can be especially difficult for those living with a mental illness,” said Community Care Services Executive Director Susan Kozak. “Support from the Ethel & James Flinn Foundation will allow us to continue providing telehealth services while also developing COVID-19 protocol to ensure the health and wellness of our clients and staff until we are able to transition back to in-person appointments.”

In addition to supporting continued telehealth services through CCS, the grant will allow CCS to retain an infection control consultant to oversee safety protocols and equipment; train staff on COVID-19 related safety procedures, use of PPE and client care; and also purchase PPE for staff and clients.

To learn more about CCS programs and services, visit www.comcareserv.org.

Source: Community Care Services

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