ATLANTIC CITY — The On line casino Reinvestment Growth Authority is awarding Jewish Household Providers a $685,000 multi-year grant to help of their efforts to supply psychological well being sources to metropolis residents.
The grants shall be used over three years to help psychological well being remedy because the nation continues to grapple with rising psychological well being issues and alarming suicide charges, particularly amongst younger individuals, each organizations stated in a joint information launch Friday.
“CRDA is proud to help Jewish Household Service’s efforts to handle psychological well being in and round Atlantic Metropolis,” stated CRDA Govt Director Sean Pattwell. “The multi-year grant will fund much-needed well being providers, notably in mild of many unmet wants in the course of the pandemic.”
Each organizations underscore the psychological well being toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on households, a few of whom should be struggling financially, and any toll digital studying has taken on their kids. The necessity for ongoing psychological well being sources is why CRDA is making its donation, as a means of giving again to the group the place it really works.
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JFS, within the first yr, will associate with the Leaders in Coaching program and Onerous Rock Lodge & On line casino Atlantic Metropolis to assist youth and on line casino staff residing within the metropolis receive psychological well being help. Within the coming years, JFS will work to determine further partnerships to advertise psychological well being care all through the resort, the group stated.
As well as, CRDA funds will present outpatient counseling to 163 Atlantic Metropolis residents, from kids to seniors, JFS stated.
“Psychological well being remedy is crucial for many individuals,” JFS Govt Director Andrea Steinberg stated in an announcement Friday. “Final yr alone, JFS offered 98 Atlantic Metropolis residents with its outpatient counseling providers. Packages included youth interventions, practical household remedy, and case administration providers. With funding from CRDA, together with the Onerous Rock Affiliation, JFS will be capable to proceed to assist residents experiencing psychological well being points.”
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