Emergence Health Network (EHN) is proud to announce it has received a series of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grants for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics. “These grants will benefit the residents in our community in many ways,” said Kristi Daugherty, Emergence Health Network Chief Executive Officer. “The subcontracted funds provided through Texas Health and Human Services’ (HHSC) grant award of SAMHSA’s Sustainability of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances grant will allow us to increase access to services and supports for students, decrease disciplinary referrals, increase school attendance and improve coordination of behavioral health services and supports among child-and-youth serving agencies at both the state and local levels.”
EHN was also awarded SAMHSA’s Community Mental Health Clinic (CMHC) grant which allows EHN to expand school-based mental health services for youth with serious mental illness (SMI) or co-occurring disorders (COD); implement the Clinician-Officer Remote Evaluation (CORE) program which is an enhanced crisis response for adults with SMI or COD interacting with the justice system.
Additionally, through the SAMHSA Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic – Expansion (CCBHC-E) grant EHN continues to increase access to its services and provide HIV and Viral Hepatitis A, B, C screenings, Clinical monitoring for adverse effects of medications, Metabolic syndrome monitoring, Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT), Reduction in psychiatric hospitalizations and provide Care Coordination Development.
Furthermore, these grant monies allow EHN to fund wellness program for its employees. “The EHN team has worked tirelessly through the pandemic, and I am thrilled to be able to provide support for these dedicated professionals,” says Daugherty. “EHN has been caring for the mental health of our community for more than 55 years and receiving these grants is another testament to the quality care provided by our exceptional staff. We are very proud of the work we do and proud to be a vital resource in our community.”