excerpted from Wheaton Gazette, 4-08
Traverse County is part of two successful grant proposals to improve the response to mental health crisis services in west central Minnesota.
Under the plan, five counties will receive a total of $664,000 to set up mobile crisis reponse teams to help adults and children, as well as add prevention and stabilization services. About $114,000 of the funding is for start-up costs, including, hopefully, monies to hire a coordinator to help get the project off the ground.
It is anticipated that 100 call-outs will be for children.
Mental health professionals and practitioners will be recruited from the existing community partners.
The counties are Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens and Traverse.