Commerce awards $39 million to increase facilities for behavioral health care statewide

July 19, 2018|Community Programs & Facilities

Investment in 341 additional spaces supports Gov. Inslee’s 5-year plan to modernize state mental health systems with more community-based facilities

OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced $39 million in grants to 18 health care providers across Washington, adding needed spaces to help people with a wide variety of behavioral health issues. These grant funds will help create 341 additional beds, including providing safe places for people to stay upon discharge from the state’s two psychiatric hospitals.

The grants align with Gov. Jay Inslee’s five-year plan announced in May to modernize and transform the state’s mental health care systems by shifting away from large institutions to smaller, community-based facilities.

”This funding builds on actions that the Legislature and I have taken over the past several years to transform behavioral health,” Gov. Inslee said. “It will address a fundamental need to grow capacity for care in community settings, where patients can be closer to families, friends and support systems.”

The grants were awarded through a competitive process conducted by Commerce, the Department of Health, the Department of Social and Health Services, and the Washington State Health Care Authority. The state’s funds are for construction and equipment costs associated with establishing the additional facilities, and the projects must maintain them for at least 10 years. The state’s $39 million investment will leverage another $46 million in total construction investment from other public and private sources.

The grant recipients and award amounts are:

Enhanced Service Facilities

  • Kinsman Care – Auburn – $1,492,000 – 16 beds
  • SOUND – Auburn – $1,950,000 – 16 beds
  • Noble Healthcare LLC – Seattle – $1,046,125 – 16 beds

Secure Detox Facility

  • Lifeline Connections – Vancouver – $1,440,744 – 16 beds

Acute Detox Facility

  • Lifeline Connections – Aberdeen – $1,298,499 – 14 beds

Crisis Diversion or Stabilization Facilities

  • Great Rivers Behavioral Health Organization – Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis counties – $1,749,500 – 32 beds
  • Lifeline Connections – Vancouver – $1,437,645 – 16 beds
  • Spokane Treatment and Recovery Services – Spokane – $1,950,000 – 32 beds
  • Pierce County – $3,150,000 – 16 beds

Community Hospitals or Free-Standing Evaluation and Treatment Centers 

  • Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital – Yakima – $1,950,000 – 12 beds
  • Kitsap Mental Health Services – Bremerton –  $2,289,500 – 17 beds
  • Providence Regional Medical Center – Everett – $1,950,000 – 18 beds
  • Providence Regional Medical Center – Everett – $1,950,000 – 6 beds
  • Compass Health – Everett – $1,950,000 – 16 beds

Community Providers Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities for Diversion or Transition from State Hospitals

  • Thurston-Mason Behavioral Health Organization – Shelton – $1,943,957 – 16 beds
  • Opportunity Council – Bellingham – $970,000 – 12 beds
  • Spokane Treatment and Recovery Services – Spokane – $1,950,000 – 16 beds
  • Compass Health – Everett – $1,950,000 – 16 beds

Community Providers to Increase Behavioral Health Facilities and Capacity for Children and Minor Youth

  • Comprehensive Mental Health of Tacoma Pierce County – Tacoma – $1,950,000 – nine beds
  • Mary Bridge Children’s Foundation – Tacoma – $793,185 – five beds
  • Clallam County Juvenile and Family Services –Port Angeles – $1,108,902 – three beds
  • Excelsior Youth Center – Spokane – $1,950,000 – 16 beds
  • Navos – Burien – $847,042 – five beds

Contacts:

Penny Thomas, Commerce Communications, 206-256-6106

Pat Gibbon, Community Capital Facilities, 360-725-3023

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