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Catholic Charities Awarded $1.6 Million from New York State for Capital Improvements and Expansion of Behavioral Health Services

To support capital improvements and expansion of its Monsignor Carr Institute mental and behavioral health services, Catholic Charities of Buffalo was recently awarded $1.6 million in funding from New York State Department of Health. This grant is part of the Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program, which helps to improve patient care by supporting high-quality facilities serving the inpatient, primary care, mental health, substance use disorder and long-term care needs of communities throughout the state.

Catholic Charities is investing most of the funding in the renovation of its outpatient behavioral health clinic located on the East Side of Buffalo at 20 Rich. St. and expansion of services at that location.

“Our Monsignor Carr Institute clinics are uniquely positioned within the most poverty-stricken neighborhoods, and many are co-located with other Catholic Charities services to offer a one-stop shop model of care, in addition to meeting multiple social determinants of health needs,” said Deacon Steve Schumer, president and CEO, Catholic Charities of Buffalo. “This new funding will allow us to expand our capacity to provide much needed mental health services to City of Buffalo residents, particularly those residing in the East Side community.”

Catholic Charities Monsignor Carr Institute has provided mental and behavioral health services to the Western New York region for more than 50 years. Services offered include Office of Mental Health licensed counseling and psychiatric assessment and medication management, in addition to support services for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults.