Jefferson Behavioral puts grant to work

GRANT AWARDED — Pete Chalfant, left, managing trustee of the Mary Jane Brooks Foundation, and Anthony Sheposh, CEO of Jefferson Behavioral Health, discuss the foundation’s recent grant. -- Contributed

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson Behavioral Health System has been awarded a technology grant for $44,429 through the Mary Jane Brooks Foundation.

The money is being used to upgrade old technology infrastructure.

Thanks to the grant money, JBHS was able to purchase 62 new laptop computers, 10 multi-function desktop printer/fax machines, 20 desktop computers, eight desktop monitors for a two-monitor setup for scheduling employees, as well as miscellaneous technology equipment supporting these larger items.

“We are happy to partner with Jefferson Behavioral Health System in recognizing the quality work that it has provided for more than 50 years with persons experiencing mental health and alcohol addiction problems throughout Jefferson County,” said Pete Chalfant, managing trustee of the foundation.

“The Mary Jane Brooks Trust was established in 2011 after the death of Mary Jane Brooks and we have since given more than $2 million to more than 20 nonprofit organizations. We give preference to nonprofit organizations identifying health care as their charitable mission.” Chalfant added.

Foundation trustees include Ned George, Dave D’Anniballe and Brooks Chalfant.

Jefferson Behavioral Health System is a private nonprofit community integrated health organization founded in 1962 offering adult mental health counseling, youth counseling, addiction treatment services, medication services, case management, and services for the homeless. JBHS is staffed with licensed professionals such as psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, counselors, case managers and support staff.

JBHS is located at Trinity Medical Center East in the Ross Park Building, Suite 201. For information or to scheduled an appointment, call (740) 264-7751.