FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Supplemental Funding for Expansion of Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Treatment
DUBUQUE, IA, September 19, 2018 – The Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded Crescent Community Health Center with a $175,000 supplemental federal grant to expand treatment substance use disorder and mental health treatment services for the community. Crescent partners with Hillcrest Family Services, Substance Abuse Services Center, Cedar Valley Recovery Services, Mercy Medical Center, local law enforcement, and other community organizations to strengthen the continuum of services for people with brain health and substance use diseases.
“Crescent is ecstatic to be able to share additional resources with the community, to make sure that Dubuque County has appropriate services for those suffering from these diseases,” stated Julie Woodyard, Chief Executive Officer. “Opioid addiction has been at the forefront of the news but, in our community, alcohol addiction, methamphetamine use and various brain health disorders are common, as well. We need to ensure that we are able to provide a continuum of services for those in need and relieve some of the burden that law enforcement and hospital emergency departments have been bearing because of the lack of resources to provide the right care at the right time”.
Crescent Community Health Center first opened its doors in October of 2006. Crescent was founded by a group of dedicated board members made up of community stakeholders who identified the need for primary medical and dental care for underserved populations. Since then, Crescent has been providing high-quality primary and preventive medical and dental care to members of the community.