North Central Behavioral Health Systems has received two grant extensions that will support expanded mental health and addictions services in Bureau County.
The additional money will support the expansion of addiction services in the Princeton area, including inside St. Claire OSF Medical Center.
“With the location of our outpatient office within OSF St. Clare Hospital, NCBHS is pleased to be able to support the expansion of intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment services within the Princeton community,” said said Jodi Mahoney, CEO of NCBHS. “We have been providing mental health and addictions services since 1995 in the Princeton community and believe that expanding the reach of our addictions treatment there will make it easier to access specialized treatment for people in Princeton and of surrounding rural communities in Bureau County.
The Mental Health Juvenile Justice Program Grant funds the program for Bureau County youth ages 10-17 who have been involved in the juvenile justice system at some point in the last six months and present mental health symptoms.
The Office County Probation Grant will expand services to adult clients on probation to receive case management and community support services and a link to mental health and addictions services.
Several positions have been filled to provide the extended services, including a full-time master’s level social worker, probation community support case manager and mental health juvenile justice program counsellor.