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County receives big money for mental health services, facilities
Sacramento Bee

After suffering major cuts during the last recession, Sacramento County’s mental health programs are finally bouncing back with an influx of state money that will more than double the number of beds for people needing crisis mental health care.

The California Health Facilities Financing Authority approved a $5.7 million grant, with the money going directly toward the opening of three new 15-bed crisis residential treatment facilities. Sacramento County Behavioral Health Services has allocated an additional $6 million from its own budget for treatment programs in the new buildings.