In response to the ongoing mental health challenges faced by low to moderate-income individuals due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rockland County Executive Ed Day has approved a substantial grant to enhance mental health services in the community.
The grant, amounting to $700,000, was approved under the Community Development Block Grant Cares Act (CDBG-CV) program and is directed towards the expansion of the Mending Minds: Navigating Your Mental Health Program at Montefiore Nyack Hospital.
The funding, provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is aimed at preventing, preparing for, and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by providing direct mental and behavioral health services to individuals whose mental and emotional well-being have been adversely affected by the ongoing crisis.
Joining the County Executive for the announcement were Community Development Director Alexandra Obremski and Montefiore Nyack Hospital President & CEO Mark Geller. They both emphasized the critical need for mental health support in these unprecedented times and expressed their gratitude for the grant’s approval.
Montefiore Nyack Hospital’s Mending Minds program has been instrumental in providing mental health resources and support to those in need. The program focuses on helping individuals navigate the complex landscape of mental health services and provides them with tailored assistance to cope with their unique challenges.
With the additional funding from the CDBG-CV grant, the Mending Minds program will be able to expand its reach and help even more individuals in the Rockland County community. The grant represents a crucial step in addressing the increasing demand for mental health services and ensuring that those in need have access to high-quality care.