ZANESVILE, Ohio – The Muskingum’s behavioral health services have received federal funding following the COVID pandemic.
The first grants of this type came from the payroll protection program. CEO Steve Carrel says the funds have arrived at just the right time.
“We were watching the layoffs here, we even started to lay off, but we brilliants come back because of the PPP money. From what I have seen, there were many other people, many other organizations in Muskingum County, they needed that push to overcome that initial pandemic madness. “
Muskingum Behavioral Health also received federal SOARS Act funding. Funding went to the local Naomi House which helps mothers fight addiction.
“In our particular area, the six addiction agencies met with the mental health recovery committee and we put together a plan. Others are, some are using it for recovery housing and others are using it to help with recovery cures or coaches. But we have a global plan in our six counties area. “
Funding for the SOARS law is expected to last another two years.
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