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S:US Awarded $4 Million SAMHSA Grant

S:US Awarded $4 Million SAMHSA Grant

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Services for the UnderServed (S:US) received a $4,000,000 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to support and restore the delivery of behavioral health services to individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. When surveyed in December 2020, the majority of individuals we serve expressed symptoms of anxiety and post-traumatic stress since the start of the pandemic. S:US’ Restore & Recovery team will reach out to individuals in East New York who are disconnected from behavioral healthcare and provide new approaches and technology to address newly surfaced COVID-related needs from social isolation, grief and loss, and illness.

“We intimately understand the unmet needs of individuals with mental health challenges and co-occurring disorders as a result of the pandemic. Serving vulnerable New Yorkers with comprehensive access to a full range of medical, behavioral and supportive services is even more important as we support their recovery and create pathways to rich, productive lives,“ said Donna Colonna, S:US Chief Executive Officer.

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