$10,000 grant will support mental health program

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GREENFIELD — Hancock Health Foundation recently received a $10,000 grant from the Urology of Indiana Charitable Fund, which will be used to support the new mental health and substance abuse treatment program at Hancock Health.

The grant was awarded via a blind donor matching process through the Central Indiana Community Foundation.

“People in our community, like so many others, are struggling with mental health and substance abuse. There are not enough treatment facilities or professionals in Hancock County to meet the need,” said Allyson Smith, manager of Hancock Health Foundation.

Smith said an estimated 3,200 individuals were served through these programs over the past year, and Hancock Health hopes to to grow this number significantly while offering new programs and better access to care.

Britt McDermott, Urology of Indiana’s chief executive officer, said the practice’s corporate giving team is committed to supporting organizations that promote positive health outcomes for their communities.

“We are excited to support them to provide the resources they need for their Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Program,” she said.