#childsafety | Portage Path Behavioral Health gets $2.3 million grant to add services


A new grant is helping a local nonprofit extend its behavioral health services into underserved communities and turn its “wish list” into a “to-do list.”  

Portage Path Behavioral Health is receiving a $2.3 million federal grant. The plan is to use the money to put clinicians directly in lower-income communities, to build a living-room style drop-in center staffed by peer-support specialists, and to create an educational program that breaks down stigmas surrounding mental health and addiction. 

“What we’re really trying to do is make sure the community gets better access to better health care,” said Eddie Dengg, director of development at Portage Path.  

The grant is from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and will give Portage Path funding over the next two years for its “Here for You” project.  



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