Ohio awards "Strong Families, Safe Communities" grant for at-risk youth

Published: Aug. 30, 2013 at 11:50 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 31, 2013 at 12:10 AM EDT
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WEST CHESTER, OH (FOX19) - The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) and Mental Health & Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) announced they will receive a $3 million worth of grant money.

The funds will go toward seven community partners to implement the Strong Families, Safe Communities project, as well as provide care coordination and crisis intervention services for youth at risk of harming themselves or others due to a mental illness or developmental disability.

Strong Families, Safe Communities is funded by Governor Kasich's initiative to commit money from Ohio's Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIRPA) to develop strategies to help at-risk youth, ages 8-24, and develop long-term treatment plans.

The announcement was made Friday at the Miami University - VOA Learning Center Auditorium in West Chester.

Read more information about the grant here:

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