Grant to support opioid recovery center in Mohave County
KINGMAN – Southwest Behavioral & Health Services has received a $849,915 grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The money will be used for a Comprehensive Opioid Recovery Center with an Integrated Systems Approach that will serve individuals in Mohave County.
The grant “will enable SB&H to enhance capacity and service options for Mohave County’s uninsured and under-insured populations, directly addressing the county’s worsening opioid epidemic,” SB&H wrote in a news release.
The new recovery center will partner with and serve local hospitals, Native American communities, police and fire services, probation programs, behavioral health providers and local community groups. The program can serve up to 500 individuals with opioid use dependency annually, and 2,000 people throughout the lifetime of the four-year grant project.
“This Comprehensive Opioid Recovery Center will be a valuable and much-needed resource to the Mohave County community, which needs easily accessible substance abuse and dependence treatment,” SB&H CEO Steven Sheets said. “The fact that we are partnering with other local community providers will streamline our services and increase the chances of success.”
The new program will:
- improve access to care by completing intakes and evaluations both in office and during community outreach, within 24 hours of contact or less with a goal of inclusively engaging persons who are uninsured or under-insured.
- provide a full continuum of holistic care in addition to opioid use dependency and medication assisted treatment services to support recovery, and help stabilize individuals, families, and the community.
Information provided by Southwest Behavioral & Health Services