Gov. Evers announces $14.1 million in ARPA funding for Wisconsin's behavioral health needs

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced $14.1 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding Wednesday, Aug. 3, that will directly support youth mental health services and new behavioral health providers entering the workforce.

Children's Wisconsin will receive a total of $5 million, including approximately $2.3 million for the Craig Yabuki Mental Health walk-in clinic and approximately $2.7 million to start a pediatric psychology residency program in partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin.

The clinic is open seven days a week and is the only walk-in behavioral health clinic in Wisconsin for children.

"Together we're building a behavioral health system that works for everyone, at a time when folks need it," said Governor Tony Evers. "Perhaps now more than ever."

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will also receive $9.1 million to expand mental health education.

The combined programs under the American Rescue Plan Act will bolster mental health services for youth in Wisconsin.

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