CHR President Heather Gates comments on adjustments to funding

October 26, 2015

“DMHAS’ decision to slow down or late-start new initiatives in our mind made sense because, rather than cut an existing program, like outpatient [treatment], and then turn around and start something new, it makes a lot more sense to delay starting a new initiative,” said Heather Gates, president and CEO of Community Health Resources, a mental health and substance abuse treatment provider that serves more than 20,000 people per year.

Cutting the treatment grants, she added, would "immediately affect thousands of people across the state."

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