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Cartwright announces $1.85M funding for YMCA wellness initiative

Times Leader

 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 services that includes a partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

“Bringing our fair share of federal tax dollars back to our region is the main reason I ran for Congress,” said Cartwright, D-Moosic. “This funding directly responds to some of the most pressing needs in Northeastern Pennsylvania by creating jobs with better pay, making us safer, and strengthening our communities.”

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