Delegate Madeleine Z. Bordallo has announced that the Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center has been awarded $951,560 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
This multi-year federal grant will support the Center’s “Project Tulaika,” providing mental health and transition services for Guam’s youth and young adults (ages 16-25) suffering from serious emotional disturbance and/or mental illness, including that associated with substance abuse. This federal grant will support the Center’s ongoing work staring in fiscal year 2019 (09/30/2018) through the end of fiscal year 2023 (09/29/2023).
Each year, Del. Bordallo works in Congress to secure federal funding to improve mental health services, youth counseling, and substance abuse recovery programs on Guam.
“Young people suffering from mental illnesses, abuse, and substance addiction deserve our support, so I am very pleased to see this new federal grant for the Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center,” said Bordallo.
“I applaud Director Rey Vega and his GBHWC team for their invaluable work, recognized by this new federal grant for the Center’s programs,” she said.