The Four County board of alcohol, drug addiction, and mental health services has approved contracts and funding for more than 4.6 million dollars in the region, for the fiscal year that begins July 1st.
Although allocations to specific providers will change next year, total spending on services is about $200,000 lower than the current year.
One of the biggest hits will be absorbed by the Center for Child and Family Advocacy, as their funding was cut by $71,000.
The Four County Family Center’s funding was whacked by nearly $297,000 for fiscal year 2014 due to the community residential program being transitioned to another agency.
The Maumee Valley Guidance Center will see an increase of $332,000, since they will take-over that community residential program.
The Fulton County Health Center will receive an additional $175,000 for their stress unit.
And funding for First Call for Help will remain at $300,000 for the new fiscal year.
Thus far in the current fiscal year, spending on free psychiatric medications for income qualifying patients is running about $200,000 over budget in the four county area; so that budget will have to be adjusted next year.