Suffolk County, NY enlists mental health agencies

GREAT RIVER, N.Y. (AP) — Officials on Long Island say six mental health agencies are participating in a project that provides storm-related services.

The FEMA-funded program is called Project Hope.

It provides crisis counseling, outreach and education to residents of hard-hit communities.

Project Hope is administered by the state Office of Mental Health in partnership with local governments.

Suffolk County says it's initially receiving over $972,00 for the program. It says more funding is expected over a nine-month period.

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