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Panhandle agencies to receive grant money for mental health services

The grant money will go to mental health services for people who were impacted by Hurricane Michael. (ZUMA Press)
The grant money will go to mental health services for people who were impacted by Hurricane Michael. (ZUMA Press)(WJHG)
Published: Apr. 28, 2020 at 6:25 PM CDT
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More money is coming to help our area recover from Hurricane Michael mentally.

Tuesday Big Bend Community Based Care announced it got $5 million in federal grants that will be used in the organization and with local providers Life Management Center, PanCare, and Disc Village. This money is meant to expand mental health and behavioral health services for people still dealing with the impacts of Hurricane Michael.

The money comes from a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administration, an agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Big Bend will get $2 million and Life management Center, PanCare, and Disc Village will each receive about $1 million.

Representatives for Big Bend say this money will help people in Bay, Calhoun, Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, Liberty, Wakulla, and Leon Counties.

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