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NYS Announces Funding For Crisis Intervention Teams Statewide


New York’s announced the availability of more than $13 million in state funding to broaden access to Home-Based Crisis Intervention teams across New York.

The funding, administered by the state Office of Mental Health, will help create 13 new teams and expand 26 others. The goal of these teams is to provide critical mental health services so at-risk children and youth can avoid psychiatric hospitalization. The Office of Mental Health will provide $6.2 million to create 11 new teams meant to serve children and youth between the ages of 5-21 at risk of hospitalization.

The agency also joined forces with the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities and the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council. This is in effort to establish two teams meant to exclusively serve children or youth dually diagnosed with both a developmental disability and mental illness. The 26 teams statewide assist roughly 2,600 children.

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