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Arrowleaf receives a $4 million grant for mental health and substance abuse services

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Eric Ward
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Arrowleaf shared some exciting news that will benefit all the counties they serve.

The organization received a $4 million dollar grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services through their Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration.

The planning, development, and implementation grant will be used to create a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic.

The funds will be distributed at $ 1 million a year for four years making it the organizations largest grant to date.

Arrowleaf CEO Sherrie Crabb says this grant will fund 19 employees and they’re already looking to hire for a variety of positions.

“For those that are living with lived experience and have a high school diploma or GED, they don't have to have special credentials. It's really that they've had some sort of substance use or mental health history, whether it's them or someone in their family. And they're willing”

They hope to form a community behavioral health clinic advisory board in the next three months to have a better focus on where the community needs are.

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