East Bay Community Action Program Receives $4 Million Behavioral Health Grant
(East Providence, RI, March 11, 2021) – East Bay Community Action Program is pleased to announce that its Behavioral Health Center has been awarded a $4 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The two-year grant will go directly to providing comprehensive mental health and substance use disorder services to the East Bay community.
“This award will allow us to expand our services in what we call a ‘no wrong door, same day, walk-in access’ model for our clients,” states Robert Crossley, EBCAP’s V.P. of Behavioral Health Services. “It’s an exciting opportunity and we look forward to enhancing our services in a number of areas including our 24/7 Crisis Team, our mental health and substance treatment programs, our Recovery Center’s peer-to-peer services, as well as increasing our community outreach,” explains Crossley.
The funding will be disbursed in two installments over two years, providing $2 million for each year. “Our focus will be targeted case management that will include shortening the gaps in services by providing housing care management and hiring a bilingual case manager to help bridge the gap within the Portuguese community,” states Crossley. “We will also integrate additional services to ensure individuals in need of care have access to a full range of medical, behavioral and supportive services,” he adds.
East Bay Community Action Program is a private, non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation that provides a wide array of health and human services to the residents of Rhode Island’s East Bay, including the municipalities of East Providence, Barrington, Warren, Bristol, Little Compton, Tiverton, Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport, and Jamestown. EBCAP’s Behavioral Health Center provides a lifeline of behavioral health services including 24-hour emergency services/crisis intervention, counseling for adults and children, psychiatric services, medication prescription and monitoring, and substance abuse and opioid treatment services. For more information regarding EBCAP’s programs and services, visit www.ebcap.org.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.