Barbour Community Health Association receives grant to address substance abuse, mental health needs

Barbour Community Health Association (BCHA) is pleased to announce they’ve acquired a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to address substance abuse as a part of the $35 million awarded to agencies in West Virginia. This funding has come through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Health Resources and Services Administration to strengthen efforts to fight the opioid epidemic.

With the $285,000 granted to them, BCHA has already taken steps in the expansion of the Barbour Behavioral Health program and substance abuse treatment services. The grant allowed for the hire of Jamie Wilson, LPC and Jessica Massimino, Case Manager to support a wide range of behavioral health services and for staff to receive training required to introduce and implement neurofeedback therapy to Barbour Behavioral Health patients. Along with these developments, Barbour Behavioral Health will use the grant money to make necessary renovations and alterations to the Behavioral Health Department while also upgrading the departments’ technology.

Barbour Behavioral Health looks forward to expanding BCHA’s services through this funding and are confident it will give them the tools to combat substance abuse and the opioid epidemic in the state of West Virginia.

About the Barbour Community Health Association

The Belington and Myers Clinics are federally qualified health centers that provide medical and behavioral health care to patients with insurance, Medicare and/or Medicaid and for those without health insurance through the clinic’s Health Access program.

The organization also operates the ABU Wellness Center, Barbour Behavioral Health, Belington Wellness Center, and the Brandon Wellness Center. Barbour Behavioral Health provides outpatient therapy and evaluation/assessment services for both children and adults. Across the staff there are therapists skilled in trauma-informed treatment/trauma focused CBT, play therapy, parent-behavioral training and substance abuse treatment among our specialty areas.

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