Granite United Way Invests in Manchester’s Mental Health
Granite United Way recently announced a grant to Manchester Community Health Center (MCHC) to support our collaboration with the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester and YWCA New Hampshire for mental health treatment and prevention of substance misuse.
“Granite United Way has been a strong supporter of efforts to integrate behavioral health services within primary care safety-net providers in Manchester,” said Katy Burchett, Director of Social Services at Manchester Community Health Center. “This year’s continued support allows us to add community partners Child and Family Services and the YWCA to our collaboration, effectively expanding our Behavioral Health Integration Project further into the community, filling gaps in services and improving access for even more residents in Manchester.”
The grant will be used to increase access to urgently-needed mental health services. Mental health practitioners will be placed at Manchester Community Health Center, Child Health Services at MCHC, the YWCA’s Crisis Support Services, and the family support services at Beech Street and Gossler Park Schools. The project will serve low-income and underserved individuals of all ages in greater Manchester. It will improve coordination of care among mental health, primary care, and other community service providers.
“Granite United Way is proud to partner with Manchester Community Health Center in our shared goal of improving lives throughout the community,” said Patrick Tufts, President and CEO of Granite United Way.