VOA Eastern Washington awarded $4 million to become Certified Behavioral Health Clinic

Voa Volunteers Of America Eastern Washington North Idaho

SPOKANE, Wash. — Volunteers of America Eastern Washington was recently awarded a $4 million grant to become a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC).

The grant is part of a program by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and was awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration.

“This will allow VOA to provide mental health, substance abuse treatment and physical health to individuals in all of our housing and shelter programs across Spokane County,” stated Fawn Schott, VOA President and CEO. “This integrated model will allow those we serve the access to the care they need, when they need it.  We know this will make a huge impact on our tenants and shelter guests and are excited to enter into this recovery-focused housing and shelter model.”

The CCBHC clinic will serve as a whole-person care delivery model for VOA’s 15 programs that serve youth, young adults, women, pregnant and parenting teens, veterans and foster youth, including the Crosswalk Youth Shelter, Hope House Women’s Shelter and the Young Adult Shelter.

Services have begun with VOA’s current participants and will reach over 500 people at the end of the four-year grant cycle.

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