$62,000 Will Help Two Proven Programs Continue

Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties is subgranting $62,000 to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department to help continue two very successful strategies: the Mobile Outreach Safety Team (MOST) and the Forensic Assessment Services Triage Team (FASTT). The grant comes to our region through Partnership Carson City.

MOST includes a team composed of staff from the Sheriff’s Department, state rural mental health clinics, and Lyon County Human Services. The team visits homebound residents or others who are having challenging life situations such as mental illness, and helps connect them with services and other resources in their communities.

FASTT helps reduce jail recidivism among those with mental illness and/or addiction by coordinating with diverse groups to carry out early intervention and wrap around services designed to get them back on track to healthy, productive lives and meaningful connections in their communities.

Healthy Communities is a regional, private nonprofit that subgrants funds to and/or provides technical support and grants management for:

Basin and Range Organics (BAR_O); Boys and Girls Clubs of Mason Valley; Comstock Youth Works paid job internships in Yerington, Fernley, Dayton and Silver Springs; Central Lyon Youth Connections in Fernley, Yerington, Dayon and Silver Springs; Community Chest Inc in Storey County; Lyon County Human Services; Project NO Drugs in Mineral County (through University of Nevada Cooperative Extension); Positive Action youth development program at Walker River Tribe; Lyon County School District; the Resident Artist Program in Silver City; Lyon County Sheriff’s Department, etc

police and social worker team

 

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