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Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler

Representing the 4th District of Missouri
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Hartzler Praises $2.7M Anti-Drug Grant Award to Southwest Missouri

September 12, 2018
Press Release
Federal grant goes to Burrell Behavioral Health to expand and enhance recovery treatment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Hartzler (MO-4) praised the announcement that a $2.7 million federal grant would be awarded to Burrell Behavioral Health, a not for profit organization that provides mental health services to multiple counties, including Webster and Dallas counties, in Missouri’s Fourth District. Congresswoman Hartzler provided a letter of support to help Burrell receive this grant so it could expand its services to Missourians.

 

“Burrell Behavioral Health deserves this grant,” Hartzler said. “This organization provides crucial services in southwest Missouri to those suffering from an addiction to drugs and other mental health issues. The grant will help Burrell get the resources it needs so it can help more Missourians.”

 

The grant Burrell received is part of the federal Enhancement and Expansion of Treatment and Recovery Services for Adolescents, Transitional Aged Youth, and their Families program, also known as Youth and Family TREE. As part of the grant, Burrell will receive $541,350 annually over a five-year span to enhance and expand treatment, intervention and recovery services for youth and young adults suffering from substance use disorders and mental disorders.

 

Congresswoman Hartzler established a Drug-Free Missouri initiative several years ago to take action against the drug crisis in Missouri. In her initiative, she helped counties establish Drug Recovery Courts, supported local law enforcement, worked with community leaders to shore up local anti-drug efforts, visited local drug recovery programs and hosted 13 high school assemblies about the seriousness of drug addiction. In conjunction with her high school assemblies, she created a packet of local resources that are available to individuals or their loved ones who are suffering from drug addiction. Congresswoman Hartzler has also supported multiple bipartisan efforts to combat the crisis, including the 21st Century Cures Act, which directed $20 million to the Show Me State to respond to the opioid crisis. This summer, she voted for a total of more than 45 pieces of legislation to address the opioid crisis.

 

To learn more about Congresswoman Hartzler’s efforts to combat the drug crisis, visit hartzler.house.gov/drug-free-mo.

 

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Interested members of the media may contact Anna Swick at anna.swick@mail.house.gov