Mental Health

ARPA Mental Health Funding

The mental health and wellness of all Boise residents is crucial to ensure a healthy and thriving community. The $2 million American Rescue Plan funding is directly supporting projects that increase access to affordable, equitable, culturally, and linguistically appropriate mental health care services for low-income, underserved, uninsured, and/or underinsured individuals and families living in Boise.

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Mental Health Grantees

Terry Reilly

Grant funding will be used to further the development of Terry Reilly Health Systems transformation to a Certified Community Behavioral Health Center (CCBHC); a model designed to ensure access to coordinated comprehensive behavioral health care targeted at serving anyone who requests care for mental health or substance use, regardless of their ability to pay, or age - including developmentally appropriate care for children and youth.

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Idaho Youth Ranch

Grant funding will be used for the expansion of mental health services to allow Idaho Youth Ranch to provide 360 youth at the Boise Youth and Family Services Clinic, 75% of whom will be underserved or underinsured, with needed mental health services to nurture hope, healing, and resilience.

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Interfaith Sanctuary

Grant funding will be used for the expansion of access to three programs dedicated to providing group accountability and support for shelter guests working toward self-sufficiency and a home of their own, as well as access to a variety of evidence-based mental health and addiction treatment services.

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Lee Pesky Learning Center

Grant funding will be used to empower children and youth through an innovative 1:1 coaching model; the provision of counseling and coaching to economically underprivileged children and youth; and developing social emotional early learning materials for linguistically diverse communities.

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Saint Alphonsus

Grant funding will be used to hire Family Center Counselors and Social Workers who will provide oversight of group therapy sessions for pregnant individuals and mothers of young children seeking support for a variety of mental health issues.

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Women’s and Children’s Alliance

Grant funding will be used to hire two program clinicians within the WCA’s direct victim services counseling component whole will provide counseling services to adult and child survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence.

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St. Luke’s

Grant funding will be used to hire permanent new staff members to provide much-needed culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health care services for behavioral health patients presenting to the Boise Emergency Department.

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