Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton (CCDoT) is the recipient of a Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration two-year grant to expand its Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) program in underserved areas of Mercer and Burlington counties.

The expansion grant, in the amount of $2 million each year, will enable the agency to expand access and provide more comprehensive, family-focused, outpatient mental health services for adults and children and rapid access to the full continuum of adolescent and adult addiction treatment in eastern Mercer County and provide access to critical services in Burlington County, especially for military veterans.

CCBHCs are a new provider type in Medicaid. Components of care include 24-hour crisis care, evidence-based practices, care coordination, and integration with physical health care.

CCDoT now serves nearly 600 people in several CCBHC programs targeting four populations: people with serious mental illness, struggling with substance abuse, veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, and children with serious emotional disturbance.

CCDoT’s CCBHC program focuses on mental health and substance abuse services, housing, crisis services, domestic violence services; supported employment and supported work programs, and El Centro, the CCDoT’s BIA-accredited immigration services and community resources for those whose primary language is Spanish.

Individuals looking for help or additional information, 800-360-7711.