GFF Grantee Josselyn Center was recently awarded a $5 million grant from SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
This grant will allow us to treat 1000 more people over the next two years by hiring 40 additional clinicians. It provides funds for Josselyn to train our clinical staff in EBPs such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is an EBT to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences. Because the pandemic has been especially hard on healthcare workers, this grant provides funding for a Josselyn Employee Assistant Program and staff wellness workshops and activities. It also will allow Josselyn to increase our capacity to help schools address student behavioral health issues. It’s one piece of the 2021 CARES act, which provides assistance in the wake of COVID-19’s ravages on America’s mental health, among other devistations.Susan Resko, CEO and President, Josselyn Center
Read more about the grant, Eradicating Barriers to Mental Health Care for Low Income People in NE Illinois, here.