Liberty Resources Awarded Two Expansion Grants

Liberty Resources was recently awarded two grants from the NYS Office of Mental Health to expand their therapeutic mental health services for children and supportive housing for individuals with mental illness and/or substance use disorders.

The grant award for supportive housing is funded by the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI), to provide Scattered Site Supportive Housing for Adults with Serious Mental Illness across Onondaga and Madison Counties.  The main objective of this program is to provide assistance that enables individuals to remain permanently housed in the community with long-term positive housing and health outcomes.  The program will support the greatest possible level of client independence and self-sufficiency, promote an integrated and seamless continuum of care while maximizing client engagement. The model will offer an array of customized services to increase the availability of safe and affordable housing options, ensure the provision of community supports needed for each client and meaningfully integrate them into their communities.

The OMH award for expanded children’s behavioral health services will allow Liberty Resources’ Integrated Health Care Center, located at 1045 James Street in Syracuse, to provide therapeutic mental health services to 500 additional children.  The expansion will help address the significant shortage of mental health services available for children in Syracuse and surrounding areas.  Liberty’s established Family Health Center, Integrated Care Coordination, and on-site Genoa Pharmacy will provide easy access to high-quality health care and support services that will address not only the whole health needs of the children served, but also their families.

Carl Coyle, CEO of Liberty Resources stated “These awards will allow our agency to bring much needed support to some of the most vulnerable in Central New York.  Having received both awards is a testament to the hard work of our employees and the successful outcomes we help our clients achieve.  All of our communities benefit from making sure that people have access to the services and supports they need.  We are excited to implement our integrated care model in each of these programs and proud to continue serving the Central New York community.”