Date: 10/11/2007 Media Contact: SAMHSA Press Telephone: 240-276-2130
SAMHSA Awards $8 Million for 42 Statewide Family Network Grants
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration today announced the award of 42 grants totaling about $8 million over three years to state-based organizations focused on improving programs serving children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances.
"Nearly every state has active family organizations dedicated to promoting systems of care that are responsive to the needs of children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances, and their families," said SAMHSA Administrator Terry Cline, Ph.D. "These groups work tirelessly to ensure that the children with whom they work have every opportunity to thrive in their homes and communities."
The grant funds are used to improve services for children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances and their families by strengthening relationships among family members and coalitions of family members, policymakers and service providers – recognizing that family members are the best and most effective change agents.
The 42 awards under the Statewide Family Network Program are funded up to $70,000 per year in total costs. Continuation of these awards is subject to the availability of funds as well as the progress achieved by the grantees. Total funding for year one is $2,695,999. The grantees are:
Alabama Family Ties, Inc., Montgomery, Ala., $70,000
Alaska Youth and Family Network, Anchorage, Alaska, $60,000
Mentally III Kids in Distress, Phoenix, Ariz., $60,000
United Advocates for Children of California, Sacramento, Calif., $70,000
Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, Denver, Colo., $70,000
Families United for Children’s Mental Health, Colchester, Conn., $70,000
Federation of Families, Rivera Beach, Fla., $60,000
Georgia Parent Support Network, Atlanta, Ga., $60,000
Guam Identifies Families Terrific Strengths Inc. (G.I.F.T.S.), Hagatna, Guam, $60,000
Hawaii Families as Allies, Aiea, Hawaii, $70,000
Idaho Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, Boise, Idaho, $60,000
Indiana Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, Anderson, Ind., $60,000
Iowa Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, Anamosa, Iowa, $70,000
Keys for Networking Inc., Topeka, Kan., $60,000
Kentucky Partnership for Families and Children Inc., Frankfort, Ky., $70,000
SAMHSA is a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. The agency is responsible for improving the accountability, capacity and effectiveness of the nation's substance abuse prevention, addictions treatment, and mental health services delivery system.