The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recently awarded funding to two organizations in Monmouth and Ocean counties in New Jersey to combat opioid and other addictions.
CPC Behavioral Healthcare in Eatontown was awarded a $2 million Mental Health & Substance Abuse Service (MHSAS) grant, and CFC Loud N Clear Foundation in Howell was awarded a $200,000 MHSAS grant.
“This grant funding comes at a crucial time for people who are recovering from addictions or facing mental illness in the Ocean and Monmouth County areas,” Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) said. “The isolation that can come with social distancing, quarantining, and the closing of many mental health service offices caused by the COVID-19 outbreak can significantly jeopardize a patient’s recovery. There is grave concern that substance abuse can increase during a pandemic, and these funds will enable local mental health organization to reach out, check in and help people in need.”
These grants bring federal funding for combating substance abuse and opioid addiction awarded to Smith’s district over the past 18 months to $4.9 million.
CFC Loud N Clear Foundation’s grant will be used to expand two more pilot sites, founder and program director Dan Regan said.
The federal funding will help people get through tough times, he said.