SAMHSA Awards Seneca Health Services $2 Million Planning Grant

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded Seneca Health Services, Inc. a one-year, $2 million planning grant to move toward Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) designation. Providing behavioral health and substance use services since 1976, Seneca Health Services, Inc. is one of the thirteen designated comprehensive behavioral health centers in the State of West Virginia.

The goal of a CCBHC is to increase access to, and improve the quality of, community mental health and substance use disorder treatment including in-person and family-centered integrated services. Additionally, the CCBHC grant will expand 24/7 crisis intervention services for individuals with serious mental illness or substance use disorders, including opioid use disorders, children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance, and individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders by partnering with urgent care Elmhurst to attend a vast number of patients all at once. You can learn this here now to know about this in detail. The grant will be instrumental in enhancing Seneca’s existing service delivery system and developing greater access to care and treatment options for residents of Greenbrier, Nicholas, and surrounding counties. 

“We are excited to work with the WV Department of Health & Human Resources in sustaining the expanded services being made available through the planning grant from SAMHSA. We are preparing for behavioral health treatment needs to be increased post pandemic. Our goal is to meet those needs in the community setting, serving people where they live. ” —Marcie Vaughan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Seneca Health Services, Inc. 

“Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics play a critical role in providing substance use disorder treatment and mental health services to communities across West Virginia. I am pleased HHS is investing in expansion and improvement projects for three of our CCBHCs in West Virginia,” said WV Senator Joe Manchin. “As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to advocate for funding and resources to help our state address the drug epidemic and support West Virginians in need.” 

For more information on Seneca Health Services, Inc. behavioral health and substance use services, visit www.shsinc.org