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Behavioral Health receives nearly $30 million in funds

Madera County Behavioral Health Services (MCBHS) is one of 33 recipients conditionally selected to receive $24,989,161 in the California Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program (BHCIP) grant for the Madera County Youth/Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit & the Adult Sobering Center project.


The California Department of Health Care Services received a total of 118 applications for the $430,000,000 funds in Round 5: Crisis and Behavioral Health Continuum. The San Joaquin Valley had five awardees, with projects in Fresno County, Madera County, Kern County, San Joaquin County and Tulare County. This funding was allocated to assess and identify significant gaps in crisis and continuum of care services to reduce emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and incarcerations throughout California.


“Madera County Behavioral Health Services strives to be at the forefront of preventive and recovery care from mental illness and substance abuse.” said Connie Moreno-Peraza, MCBHS Director. “The BHCIP funding enables us to continue to support individuals, families, and communities to provide the best care in our crisis continuum of care. We need infrastructure to continue to be able to serve anyone, anytime, anywhere. Timely access to behavioral health services is critical for our diverse populations in Madera County to achieve health equity.”

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