Action Inc. Receives Funding for Expanded Mental Health Support

Action Inc. is delighted to announce that it is among a dozen North Shore organizations receiving a total of more than $230,000 in awards from the North Shore Community Health Network (NSCHN).

The grant will enable the agency to collaborate with Children’s Friend and Family Services (CFFS) to offer mental health services to the young people served through the COMPASS program. The COMPASS Youth Program helps out-of-school young people (16-24) prepare for and pass the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET). It also provides wraparound services designed to help these young adults gain greater stability and intensive support for employment or post-secondary placement. This grant will allow us to embed dedicated CFFS counselors into the program, helping the large portion of students who are dealing with some form of mental health need and allow them to begin to address these barriers.

The $231,969 in funding provided by NSCHN in this cycle concludes the second of six annual grant rounds – a total of $1.4 million will be distributed by 2022. These funds will be awarded as a result of a Determination of Need agreement between Lahey Health and the State of Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

The 12 NSCHN grantees were selected through a competitive process that drew 26 total applicants. According to the NSCHN, “the organizations awarded funds today are among the region’s most effective and innovative at delivering high-quality programming to meet the needs of community residents.”

Action Inc. is delighted to have the support of NSCHN, and the partnership of CFFS to deliver these important services.


Joe