Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Inc. (CMHS) Receives a $416,000 Grant from Jackson County COMBAT Treatment Program

Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Inc. (CMHS) recently received a grant for $416.000 from Jackson County COMBAT Treatment Program to support their Addiction Recovery Services Program.

The program promotes abstinence by providing residential, outpatient day treatment, and supported recovery services to men and women over the age of 18 with drug and/or alcohol addictions. Staff seek to help clients improve their functioning, make progress on their treatment goals, and demonstrate positive life changes through trauma-specific services. Services also assist many clients in reducing or eliminating criminal behavior and improving their employment or educational status. The program encourages a high level of family involvement to support participants’ health, improve family relationships, and strengthen their recovery support network.

By meeting the needs of our vulnerable clients, we can help ensure they will no longer remain involved in activities that are endangering their health and personal safety. The consumer may then, and only then, develop deep and meaningful relationships with other people. As the individual builds their life back, they earn the respect of family and friends. This support not only improves their success in the program, over time it boosts their self-esteem which is critical for lasting recovery and change.

By participating in the Addition Recovery Services Program clients will remain substance free while in treatment.  They will increase their social supports and/or length of stay in treatment.  They will eliminate their criminal behavior.

The Addiction Recovery Services Program provides quality residential and outpatient services for low income men and women who are at least 17.9 years of age.  Most clients live in Kansas City, MO and Eastern Jackson County, Missouri, with others coming from surrounding counties.