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Matt Cartwright visits Lackawanna County to talk Wellness Initiative


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.

U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright was in Lackawanna County Wednesday morning to announce a major federal investment in local YMCAs.

Focusing on a person’s well-being, not only physically, but emotionally, is the motto behind a new program rolling out at YMCAs across NEPA.

“There are people out there, struggling with mental health issues with substance-abuse issues, and they shouldn’t be afraid, help is here,” said Cartwright.

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