Congressman Donald Norcross

Representing the 1st District of New Jersey
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Norcross Announces $4 Million for Acenda Health for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Sep 28, 2021
News Release

GLASSBORO, NJ – Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced that Acenda Integrated Health, located in Glassboro, will receive $4,000,000 in federal funding over two years from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for a Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service Grant.

“This funding will allow Acenda to help residents with both physical and mental health needs,” said Congressman Norcross. “I have long applauded Acenda for their commitment to providing crucial services for members of our community impacted by mental health and substance use disorders, and I am happy to have supported this funding that will help so many.”

"The pandemic has exacerbated pre-existing disparities in behavioral health care more than any other time in recent history," said Melissa Fox, MHA, FACMPE, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer, Acenda Integrated Health. "SAMHSA's CMHC Expansion funding will allow us to better reach the communities in Gloucester and Cape May counties who have been affected the most, so we can help provide the compassionate and effective care they deserve."

"Acenda's leadership and board are dedicated to identifying innovative ways to meet the needs of our community members by building and expanding our integrated programs and services," said Dr. Anthony DiFabio, President & CEO, Acenda Integrated Health. "We are incredibly excited to partner with SAMHSA to expand our Community Mental Health Center services."

Acenda Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing prevention, treatment, and wellness services to the local community.


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