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Local agencies award grant to provide mental health services to most at-risk Kern County youth

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Posted at 10:50 AM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 13:50:38-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A $6M grant from the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission has awarded a grant to the KCSO and KernBHRS to be used to support the Kern Youth Resiliency Partnership.

Kern Youth Resiliency Partnership is a collaboration between KCSO, the Kern County Network for Children and KernBHSR, they formed recently to provide mental health supports for youth and homeless youth.

KYRP's is to improve the cross-agency continuum of mental health care within five local school districts: Bakersfield City School District, Greenfield Union School District, Kern County Superintendent of Schools, Kern High School District and Panama Buena Vista Union School District.

For a full list of what this grant and collaboration will specifically address van be found here.