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Milwaukee mental health board backs additional crisis resource center

Monday, July 15, 2019  
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July 15, Wisconsin Health News

The Milwaukee County Mental Health Board signed off on its next annual budget last week.

The $216 million spending plan for 2020 is a $9 million bump from the current budget for the Behavioral Health Division.

The budget includes $6 million in increased spending for Comprehensive Community Service Adult and Children’s program. It also includes $1 million to fund community placements in residential settings.

The budget also funds a third crisis resource center, part of an effort to build community mental health services, according to Mike Lappen, Behavioral Health Division administrator.

Funding will also head to Oxford House, a safe, sober home environment, and for mental health services the division collaborates on with federally qualified health centers.

The spending plan now heads to County Executive Chris Abele, who'll propose the county's budget later this year.