Congresswoman Kay Granger Announces $500,000 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Grant - October 3, 2003

Jan 3, 2008
October 3, 2003  

 

Congresswoman Kay Granger Announces $500,000 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Grant

 

Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-Fort Worth) announced a $500,000 grant to the Mental Health and Mental Retardation – Addiction Services Division (MHMR-ASD) of Tarrant County, Texas.

This grant covers a five-year project called Project Health First PLUS (PHFP), which will increase both the capacity and efficiency of addiction treatment in Tarrant County. The MHMR-ASD, one of the few detoxification centers to treat the indigent, provides many services for addiction treatment in our region.

The Division will collaborate with three other substance abuse case management providers in Tarrant County to reach and intervene with abusers in all minority communities who present a high susceptibility of contracting HIV/AIDS.

Over the next five years, PHFP will expand MHMR-ASD’s reach to meet an unprecedented 10,000 high-risk HIV/AIDS substance abusers, targeting more than 150 intensive case managements. Testing and counseling for HIV/STD-related cases will be offered, and this program will help over 240 people participate in the detoxification treatments MHMR-ASD provides.

"I have focused on addiction services in Tarrant County for several years now, and I know this money is important to our area," said Granger. "This funding will help MHMR reach addicts that need these services today."