ALABAMA (WDHN) — Governor Kay Ivey has announced funding for two new mental health crisis centers, including one in the Wiregrass.

The two newly awarded centers are in Houston County and Tuscaloosa County. They will be accessible to regional residents, with additional special populations, including veterans and young adults.

The fiscal year 2023 awarded Community Mental Health Center SpectraCare Health Systems in Houston County.

The current crisis centers are located at AltaPointe Health in Mobile, WellStone in Huntsville, the Montgomery Area Mental Health Authority in Montgomery, and the Jefferson, Blount, St. Clair (JBS) Mental Health Authority in Birmingham.

The two new centers add to the four existing centers in Huntsville, Birmingham, Montgomery, and Mobile, currently serving individuals with mental illness and substance use disorders at staged levels of care.

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