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The Center starts new Jail Program with help of state grant

The gap that has existed between people who are incarcerated and mental-health services is starting to close in central Kansas.

The Center for Counseling & Consultation, 5815 Broadway, applied for and received a state grant that is funding the new Jail Program in the non-profit agency’s four-county service area – Barton, Pawnee, Rice and Stafford.

The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services awarded the $316,666 grant last spring and the program has already served 114 people, said Shionta Gray, Community Support Services director at The Center.

“The funding is being used for staff to support incarcerated individuals,” Gray said. “The individuals normally don’t have insurance or private funds to pay for services that can address their underlying issues.

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