REACH Healthcare Foundation Awards $50,000 to Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Inc.

Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Inc. was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from the REACH Core Operating Grant to support their core operating expenses.

Funding from the REACH Core Operating Grant will support CMHS’s goal to help individuals and families who experience emotional and coping problems (inability to handle everyday situations) or serious mental illness. CMHS offers a wide range of assistance. While early attention and intervention often prevent small problems from becoming big ones, CMHS has extensive services for seriously mentally ill adults, for severely emotionally disturbed children/youth and for addiction problems.

CMHS is consistent and steadfast in its goal and vision to provide behavioral healthcare access to all vulnerable populations.  We continue to expand our presence in local schools to provide behavioral health support and prevention/suicide awareness education. Sadly, the demand in schools far exceeds our funding/staffing but we continue to reach out to local districts and have offered free crisis intervention for high-risk cases. CMHS continues to partner with local schools to provide on-site prevention and treatment and has expanded this partnership over the past year. A therapist was embedded within the Fort Osage School District beginning in January 2019 and two have been embedded in the Blue Springs School District beginning in January and August of 2019. CMHS is reaching out to the Grain Valley School District to offer prevention/therapy services. In addition, we are partnering with local police departments/ambulance services to provide crisis services on site.

Established in 1969, Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Inc. (CMHS) is certified by the Missouri Department of Behavioral Health and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) as a community mental health and substance abuse treatment center.