HHS Grants $2 Million to Butte County for Substance Abuse, Mental Health Treatment for Camp Fire Survivors
(Washington, DC) — Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) issued 2 grants totaling $2 million to Butte County from FY20 Disaster Response Grant Programs. The first $1 million grant was issued to provide mental and substance abuse disorder treatment, crisis counseling, and other related supports to children in school-based settings impacted by the Camp Fire. The second $1 million grant was issued to provide similar support to adults impacted by the Camp Fire.
LaMalfa said: “While the physical devastation to Butte County residents following the Camp Fire is obvious, many wounds are invisible and more difficult to heal. This funding will address the substance abuse and mental health issues that many Camp Fire survivors are experiencing. I’m grateful to the Trump Administration for this assistance to Butte County residents so they can be well on the road to recovery and productivity, as well as improve the long-term health of our region.”