Comprehensive Mental Health Services (CMHS) Awarded $475,000 Grant from the Jackson County COMBAT Treatment Fund

Comprehensive Mental Health Services (CMHS) was recently awarded a $475,000 grant from the Jackson County COMBAT Treatment Fund to support services at the George Norman Recovery Center including psycho-education groups, individual and group counseling, medication management, case management, outpatient programming, day treatment, housing and job resources.

The CMHS Addiction Recovery Program offers a psycho-educational model of treatment, which is made available upon admission and includes three levels of care: Primary Treatment/Day Treatment/Residential, Rehabilitation and Supported Recovery (Outpatient). The program as a whole offers a high level of Trauma-Informed care, recognizing that nearly all participants with addictions have a history of trauma. Clients in the Addiction Recovery Program are referred from mental health professionals, family, medical facilities, social/community agencies as well as by self-referral, former clients and drug court/probation/parole and hospitals.

The George Norman Recovery Center provides day services including individual/group counseling, case management, prevention, interventions, intensive outpatient programming, day treatment, housing, job resources, and psycho-education groups that teach participants about a variety of aspects of addiction and the consequences of risky behaviors and violence related to drug and alcohol abuse. It also teaches understanding and skills in healthy living. Day treatment includes seven hours of weekday services offered to clients in residential services.

In partnership with individuals, families, and our community, Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Inc. (CMHS) provides the highest quality behavioral health services. Founded in 1969, CMHS provides mental health and substance abuse services to low-income individuals living in Eastern Jackson County (MO), including Kansas City, MO. What started out as a small outpatient clinic has grown to serve approximately 6,000 individuals annually. CMHS offers psychiatric and substance abuse treatment in Independence, surrounding communities, and Kansas City, Missouri.  CMHS is certified as a community mental health center and a substance abuse treatment and prevention agency by the state of Missouri Department of Mental Health. In addition, CMHS is certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

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