September 08, 2009
Centerstone Receives Grant to Prevent Homelessness
Centerstone to provide housing and transportation assistance for low income individuals
and families in the City of Clarksville
Nashville, Tenn.–Centerstone, the nation's largest provider of community-based behavioral healthcare, has received an $8,840 grant from the City of Clarksville to provide housing and transportation assistance for individuals with mental illness who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness. Housing assistance includes rental fees, house payments and utility deposits. Transportation assistance includes bus vouchers for transportation to employment interviews, employment training and the first 60 days of work.
“This grant will allow Centerstone to provide vital assistance for an often underserved population,” said David Grimes, Centerstone’s Vice President for Adult Services. “Centerstone provides mental health services to more than 4,500 individuals in Clarksville, many of whom live at or below 50 percent of the average median income. By providing housing and transportation assistance, we have the ability to prevent homelessness in the community and provide a fresh start for families in need.”
The one-year grant will serve approximately 115 individuals and families in the City of Clarksville.
Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, is the nation's largest provider of community-based behavioral healthcare. With a history that spans over fifty years, Centerstone provides a full range of behavioral health and related educational services to more than 64,000 individuals of all ages and their families annually. Children, adolescents, adults, seniors, and families all receive help from a multitude of different programs in more than 120 facilities and 150 partnership locations in Indiana and Tennessee. Centerstone is accredited by The Joint Commission in Indiana and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in Tennessee. For more information about Centerstone, please call toll free at 888-291-4357.