EVERGREEN FOUNDATION PROVIDES CONTINUATION FUNDING
The Evergreen Foundation recently awarded Meridian Behavioral Health Services Inc. grants totally $180,668 to support our programs as follows: $37,000 to provide continuation of funding for the Patient Assistance Program (PAP.) Through the PAP, Meridian can provide free medications to those without insurance or other means to pay for their medications; child and family services were funded $17,811 to provide adventure-based programs for youth in collaboration with HIGHTS as well as to provide sensory-integration equipment for our elementary day treatment programs; $5,000 to provide staff training for Parent-Child Interaction Therapy; $12,357 for psychological testing materials; $75,000 toward the Early Recovery Team to support individuals who are challenged with addiction issues, post discharge from the hospital to increase stability in the community; $27,500 of continued funding for the jail treatment programs in Haywood and Jackson; and $6,000 to develop additional tele-psychiatry sites in the region. Meridian is very appreciative of the ongoing support of the Evergreen Foundation that allows us to continue to provide these important services in our community.
The Evergreen Foundation is a local non-profit agency that provides infrastructure support, start-up and service provision grants and scholarships that expand and improve the delivery of high quality prevention, treatment and support services to individuals with mental health, substance abuse and developmental disability challenges.
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