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For Immediate Release
January 4, 2013
Amanda Matthews
Kristi Zukovich

Archived: COMCARE Receives Grant from KHF


COMCARE of Sedgwick County has been awarded a $21,248.00 grant through the Kansas Health Foundation’s recognition grants program. This money will help support planning activities for the Community Crisis Center – a proposed “one-stop shop” for individuals with immediate behavioral health issues.

The purpose of the center is to create one place with a system of integrated services that addresses the unmet needs and conditions of people experiencing a behavioral health crisis. The grant funds will be used to plan for the development of such an integrated setting, including contracting for the development of a business plan and phase 1 of the architectural/engineering plan.

Marilyn Cook, executive director of COMCARE said, “This plan to centralize our community crisis services is something we have been working on for several years and we’re thrilled this funding can get us closer to completing the planning process and to the day when this new center can become a reality for our community.”

Recognition grants expand the Kansas Health Foundation’s support to a broad range of health-related organizations throughout the state. The program is targeted for organizations and agencies proposing meaningful and charitable projects that fit within the foundation's mission of improving the health of all Kansans.

“Throughout the state there are outstanding organizations doing innovative and impactful work in their communities,” said Steve Coen, president and CEO of the Kansas Health Foundation. “This grant program allows us to support these initiatives and recognize the dedication of the groups and individuals making them a reality.”