MIL-OSI USA: Congressman Sires Announces $3 Million Mental Health and Substance Abuse Grant for Bridgeway Behavioral Health Services During National Recovery Month

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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Albio Sires (8th District of New Jersey)

Sep 27, 2021

Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ), a member of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus, announced that Bridgeway Behavioral Health Services received a $3 million Mental Health and Substance Abuse Grant.

“Bridgeway Behavioral Health Services plays a crucial role in providing mental health and recovery services and resources to residents in the 8th District and across the state of New Jersey,” said Rep. Sires. “These funds from the Department of Health and Human Services will go a long way to Bridgeway’s ability to continue providing the life-changing services that benefit those most in need.”

“As a member of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus, I have fought hard to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness and asking for help. During National Recovery Month, I am proud to work with my colleagues in the caucus to drop the stigma around asking for help with addiction and recovery. Our focus should always be to get individuals the help they need, and with these funds, I am confident Bridgeway Behavioral Health Services will continue their work to end stigma.”

Cory Storch, President & CEO said “Bridgeway staff have been on the ground, working with people in their communities for more than 50 years. We have been on the front lines as the need for mental health and substance use services has grown dramatically over the last 18 months. This funding comes at just the right time and will result in a measurable impact on the social determinants of health for the population we serve.”

The federal funds awarded were awarded to Bridgeway Behavioral Health Services through a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Grant offered through the Department of Health and Human Services. Specifically, the funds awarded in this grant can be used to continue operations of mental health and substance abuse recovery programs. The purpose of this grant is to award funds to exceptional organizations that offer high-quality health services to their communities. If you have any additional questions regarding Bridgeway Behavioral Health Services visit their website at  www.bridgewaybhs.org or contact them directly at (908) 512-7400.

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