GREENSBURG — Much needed improvement is coming to the mental health center, Iroquois Center for Human Development.

Amerigroup Kansas has awarded a $60,000 grant to ICHD that will go towards the improvement and expansion of the housing program for adults that are being treated for brain and/or emotional disorders

According to a press release, the ICHD is a community mental health center with a four-county catchment that includes Clark, Comanche, Edwards and Kiowa.

"We are blessed to have the support of our communities," board president, Terry Mayhew, said in the press release. "It allows us to give second chances to those who might not get them otherwise.

"There’s something special about being a part of a community that cares. This grant will allow us to continue serving."

According to ICHD, they have been providing a wide variety of housing in frontier counties for many years that include, independent living within the Oak Haven Apartment building and long-term transitional living, along with referring those in need to local housing resources.

This grant will allow for the growth and development of additional opportunities while ICHD continues to work closely and coordinate discharges and housing for individuals residing at Haviland Care Center, the Nursing Facility for Mental Health.

"I appreciate the collaborative working relationship that Amerigroup has established with the Iroquois Center for Human Development over the last five years," said ICHD executive director, Ric Dalke. "More specifically, we sincerely appreciate the $60,000 grant to expand our ability to provide a wide variety of housing in the adult continuum of care."

ICHD is located at 610 E. Grant Avenue in Greensburg.

Call 620-723-2272 for more information.

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