State Representative Mark Romanchuk (R-Ontario) today announced that the State Controlling Board approved the release of $218,625 for the costs associated with the Community Mental Health Facilities for the Center for Individual & Family Services, which is a non-profit contract agency of the Mental Health & Recovery Services Board of Richland County.

According to documents from the Office of Budget and Management, as a result of the project and state assistance provided, the existing crisis residential facility in Mansfield will be expanded and upgraded. The number of beds will be increased from nine to 13, a centralized staffing area will be created to allow for visual observation of rooms and the common area will be revamped. In addition, the toilet/shower spaces will be made ADA accessible.

“I am pleased to see this funding provided for the Mental Health & Recovery Services Board so that it can fulfill its mission of serving families in our community,” Romanchuk said.

The Center for Individual & Family Services is an outpatient mental health and drug/alcohol center in Mansfield. They work to provide mental health, alcohol and other drug counseling, consultation and education to children, adolescents and adults, according to their Website.

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