Thresholds Awarded $2 Million For Additional Certified Behavioral Health Clinics

The two grants are renewable for up to four years and will expand services for the communities in Kankakee County and Chicago’s South Side

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Thresholds Kankakee Location

Today, Thresholds was awarded two grants totaling $2 million, renewable for up to four years, to create two additional Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) in Kankakee County and Chicago’s South Side. Thresholds was previously awarded grants to launch CCBHCs in McHenry County and Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood. These grants are from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This year’s grants to Thresholds were announced as part of $127.7 million throughout the country to expand CCBHCs nationwide.

“The CCBHC model provides a funding structure to expand both the types of services we provide and the population we are able to serve,” says Mark Ishaug, CEO of Thresholds. “As a community mental health provider, we consistently see that the need for high-quality mental health services outstrips our capacity to provide them. The CCBHC model is an enormous step forward in our ability to truly meet the needs of our communities with integrated mental and physical healthcare.”

“CCBHCs serve anyone who asks for help for mental health or substance use, regardless of their ability to pay, and in turn, people being served by CCBHCs experience less homelessness, less illegal substance use, and reduced use of jails, prisons, emergency rooms and hospitals for behavioral health issues,” said Miriam Delphin-Rittmon, Ph.D., HHS Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use and the leader of SAMHSA. “This is a model of care that truly works to serve the whole community.”

Thresholds launch new services sometime in 2024 at the two new sites. Expanded services at each CCBHC location, called Thresholds Centers for Mental Wellbeing, will include 24/7 crisis services, care coordination, therapy services, connections to integrated primary care, and more.

In 2017, the first CCBHCs were funded under Medicaid, with 67 operating in eight states. Today, there are more than 500 CCBHCs in 46 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.



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