AP: Suffolk County Enlists mental health agencies

NYAPRS Note: The 6 Suffolk agencies selected are Adelante, HALI, Clubhouse of Suffolk/Suffolk County United Veterans, FEGS, Federation of Organizations and Response.


Suffolk County, NY enlists mental health agencies

By The Associated Press   December 6, 2012


GREAT RIVER, N.Y. - (AP) - Officials on Long Island say six mental health agencies are participating in a project that provides storm-related services.

The FEMA-funded program is called Project Hope.

It provides crisis counseling, outreach and education to residents of hard-hit communities.

Project Hope is administered by the state Office of Mental Health in partnership with local governments.

Suffolk County says it's initially receiving over $972,00 for the program. It says more funding is expected over a nine-month period.