Washington county to put $8M into behavioral health infrastructure

Snohomish County in Washington is investing $8 million into five projects to expand substance use and mental health treatment capacity, the Lynnwood Times reported May 22.

County officials expect the projects to help serve at least 440 new individuals each year and give facilities the capacity to serve thousands of residents, according to the publication.

The $8 million comes from the county's American Rescue Plan Act allocation and will be disbursed to the following organizations, the majority of which serve youths and families, the Times reported:

1. Evergreen Recovery Centers- New Evergreen Manor Family Center

2. Volunteers of America Western Washington- Lynnwood Neighborhood Center

3. Edmonds School District- behavioral health services expansion 

4. Housing Hope-Tomorrow’s Hope Child Development Center

5. Pioneer Human Services- North Sound Behavioral Health Facility

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