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Cartwright Secures Funding for Greater Scranton YMCA Wellness Initiative

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) joined representatives from YMCAs throughout the region at a press conference held Wednesday morning to unveil a new Wellbeing Initiative thanks to $1.85 million in federal Community Project Funding he secured. The $1.85 million will allow YMCAs in the Greater Scranton area, the Wyoming Valley area, Carbondale, Pittston and Wayne County…

Matt Cartwright visits Lackawanna County to talk Wellness Initiative

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Congressman Matt Cartwright announced Wednesday morning that $1.85 million in federal community project funding has been secured for the new Wellness Initiative. The program focuses on mental health education and support services, including a partnership with the national alliance on mental illness.

Cartwright announces 1.85 million for YMCA's Wellbeing Initiative

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US Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced today 1.85 million is going to YMCAs in Northeast Pennsylvania.  The money will be used to provide wellness, mental health and substance use disorder services for low-income families. Congressman Cartwright hopes this investment increases the advocacy for mental health while putting it in a location that’s open for the…

Cartwright announces $1.85M funding for YMCA wellness initiative

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 U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright on Wednesday joined representatives from YMCAs throughout the region to unveil a new “well-being initiative,” thanks to $1.85 million in federal Community Project Funding he secured. The $1.85 million will allow YMCAs in the Greater Scranton area, the Wyoming Valley area, Carbondale, Pittston and Wayne County to provide mental health education and support…

YMCA to offer free mental health, wellbeing programs to community

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As mental health needs continue to grow in Northeast Pennsylvania, places known for encouraging physical fitness will also focus on the mind. YMCA facilities for the Greater Scranton area, Wyoming Valley area, Carbondale, Pittston and Wayne County will now provide mental health education and support services with a partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness. U.S.…

New funding will boost mental health and substance abuse programs in region

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One in five adolescents reported having a major depressive episode in 2021. For adults, one in four reported having a mental health related health issue in that same year, said Kevin Whelley, program director for the local YMCAs new Wellbeing Initiative. "Those are our neighbors, our brothers, our sisters, our mothers, our friends, our students," he said. "That is why a program like…

Cartwright retains Appropriations Committee seat

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U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright will remain on the powerful House Appropriations Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Subcommittee. Cartwright, D-8, Moosic, will be the subcommittee’s top-ranked Democrat. He was subcommittee chairman in the last Congress, but Republicans won control of the House. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers, R-5, Kentucky, will serve as chairman.   In…

Cartwright, Meuser talk 118th Congress from opposite sides of the aisle

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“I’m more committed than ever to bringing this funding home to drive regional economic growth, create jobs, fight crime, and provide much-needed public works projects,” Cartwright said. Right now, both chambers of Congress are held by extremely thin margins. Without a doubt, both parties will have to find some common ground to enact our respective agendas for the next two years.”

Rep. Cartwright Announces $2.26 Million for Northeastern Pennsylvania Fire Departments

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“We’re lucky to have such capable and dedicated first responders who are always willing to go above and beyond the call of duty,” said Rep. Cartwright, who is a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee and Chairman of the Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommittee, where he oversees more than $70 billion in annual federal spending.