Grant to help area counties blend mental health services

la crosse tribuneCredit:  Mike Tighe/La Crosse Tribune

Mental health and substance abuse services in La Crosse, Jackson and Monroe counties will be regionalized and potentially expanded with a $600,000 federal block grant. The grant, announced at a press conference in La Crosse on Thursday, is for a three-year pilot project for the Western Region Integrated Care Consortium, which includes the three counties.

“The intent is not to have three counties work closely together,” said Matt Strittmater, manager of the La Crosse County Human Service Department’s mental health recovery programs. “The intent is to design a new structure where services cross county lines.”

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The Western Region Integrated Care Consortium has scheduled the following informational sessions on its pilot project next month:

La Crosse: Noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 3, basement auditorium at the La Crosse County Human Services Department, 300 Fourth St. N.

Sparta: Noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 4, Room 1000E of the Barney Community Center.

Tomah: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 5, Room 220 at Western Technical College, 120 E. Milwaukee St.

Black River Falls: Noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 6, Room 140 at Western Technical College, 24 Filmore St.