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Coleman Professional Services gets $4M grant

KENT — Coleman Professional Services has been awarded a $4 million, two-year Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic expansion grant by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

The counties where Coleman will be implementing this grant are Jefferson, Allen, Auglaize, Hardin, Portage and Stark.

“We are thrilled to be awarded this important funding,” said Nelson Burns, Coleman president and CEO. “There are only 11 CCBHCs in Ohio. This brings national attention to the work Coleman is doing and will allow us to provide more comprehensive services to the clients we are honored to serve.”

The administration awarded close to $490 million to clinics to increase access to community mental health and substance use disorder treatments. The agency is apart of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. Its mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

“As a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic, Coleman will provide an expanded array of services and function as a true safety-net behavioral health provider in the six designated Ohio counties,” said Hattie Tracy, Coleman senior VP of clinical services. “These counties have a combined population of 800,000 adults and children, 52,000 of whom are veterans. We expect to provide CCBHC services to 43,000 individuals during the two-year grant period.”

Coleman Professional Services was founded in Kent in 1978. It offers comprehensive behavioral health, residential, employment and supportive services. Coleman serves clients in 22 counties across Ohio. Its footprint stretches from Steubenville and Youngstown in the eastern part of the state to Lima and Wapakoneta in the western half. It earned the 2021 Gold Seal of Transparency from Guidestar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organization

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