Comprehensive Mental Health Services (CMHS) Receives $34,980 Grant from the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Department of Aging Services

Comprehensive Mental Health Services (CMHS) recently received a grant for $34,980 from the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Department of Aging Services to provide mental health services for clients over the age of 60.

CMHS will address critical mental health issues of elderly individuals through the following services:

  • Mental health evaluation and assessment;
  • Individual therapy;
  • Group therapy;
  • Case management;
  • Information and education services; and
  • Community support services.

Funds from MARC will be used for clients over the age of 60 that do not qualify for reimbursement programs or do not qualify for reimbursement programs that provide adequate coverage for mental health services. For example, clients with coverage through Medicaid who are in need of outpatient services would be considered for MARC funds, as Medicaid does not cover outpatient mental health services.  All persons living in the CMHS service area are eligible for services regardless of age, sex, race, creed, or ability to pay. Those persons who are determined to be living below the federal poverty level and are 60 years of age and older and have no or minimal treatment reimbursement will be eligible for this program.

Comprehensive Mental Health Services (CMHS) has provided mental health services to all residents in northeastern Jackson County for over 40 years. The agency provides mental health services that are focused on the specific needs of the individual receiving services. CMHS assists clients in defining their own individual goals, and provides treatment to help clients achieve those goals. CMHS designs its services to maximize each client’s personal strengths while minimizing adverse behaviors and functional challenges.