State increases aid to help keep county’s mentally ill in their homes

NORWICH – Catholic Charities of Chenango County will receive an influx of about $47,000 to keep those suffering from mental illness in their homes and out of psychiatric centers in New York.



The state aid will flow to Catholic Charities through a long-standing contract with Chenango County Community Mental Hygiene Services to provide supported housing. The funds are available to qualified individuals for rent and security deposits, furniture, household basics and minor repairs, such as ramps.

A resolution adopted by the Board of Supervisors this month stated that the amount equated to a total of six additional beds. Mental Hygiene already contracts with the not-for-profit for 22 beds.


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