BOSTON – Two regionally-based non-profits serving communities in the Norfolk-Plymouth Senate District have received a combined $907,771 in grant funding for early childhood mental health consultation resources from the state’s Department of Early Education and Care.
Through the grant program, Justice Resource Institute, Inc. of Taunton is receiving $567,755 while Enable, Inc. of Canton is receiving $340,016.
Justice Resource Institute, Inc. is a multi-focus social advocacy organization with over 100 diverse programs serving the needs of individuals, families and communities. Their coverage area includes the communities of Abington, Holbrook, and Rockland.
Enable, Inc. is a non-profit agency which provides a variety of educational, social, rehabilitative and therapeutic services to children, adolescents and adults. The organization’s coverage area includes the communities of Braintree and Quincy.
The Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Grant provides early childhood mental health consultation services through a statewide system that supports the needs of programs, educators, children and families throughout the Commonwealth. Specifically, this grant will provide early childhood mental health consultation services that address the developmental, social and emotional, and behavioral challenges of infants and young children, help support children’s healthy development, reduce the suspension and expulsion rate in early education and care settings, and promote school success.