The Lincoln County Resource Board (LCRB) has approved more than $2 million in funding for local children and youth mental health services. The LCRB’s next 12-month funding cycle begins July 1, 2023 and will conclude June 30, 2024, supporting 13 nonprofit agencies/public entities and 24 programs.
LCRB-funded services include: school-based prevention and early intervention services; crisis care; counseling; parent-support and home-based programs; psychiatric services; substance use disorder prevention and outpatient services; therapeutic mentoring; case management; and more. Additionally, the LCRB will fund three new programs: The Crisis Nursery’s Lincoln County Family Empowerment; Gateway Human Trafficking’s Breaking the Chains of Human Trafficking (prevention); and the Troy R-III School District’s Mental Health Series (ParentGuidance.org).
The LCRB’s level of funding for Lincoln County kids reflects the urgent need for local mental health services, as evidenced by the declaration of a national emergency for children’s mental health by several pediatric health organizations in 2021, as well as local needs assessments conducted by the LCRB (available at www.lincolncountykids.org/reports).