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YMCA facilities get cash for wellness initiatives


Nearly $2 million in federal funding will bring mental health and substance abuse resources to a YMCA near you.

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, (D) Lackawanna County, joined by leaders from area YMCAs, announced $1.85 million in federal funding for a Wellbeing Initiative.

The money will help to provide mental health education and support services at YMCAs in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wayne, and Pike Counties.

"Northeastern Pennsylvania deserves a place where people can come and not worry about how much it's going to cost them — get some help, not worry about stigma. Nobody's going to think less of you for seeking help," said Rep. Cartwright.

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