Funds awarded from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo work to
increase student access to licensed mental health professionals in school-based settings
Gateway Longview’s Behavioral Health Services was recently awarded grant funds from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo to support mental health programming for students in select Buffalo Public Schools. In collaboration with Say Yes Buffalo, the grant funds, which total $61,600, will expand Gateway Longview’s satellite clinics for behavioral health services into eight additional Buffalo Public Schools.
“This award, and our continued partnership with the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, improves educational achievement and addresses growing mental health challenges for youth in Buffalo’s most vulnerable populations,” said Kristy D’Angelo, Gateway Longview Vice President of Behavioral Health Services. “Today’s research suggests that one in five youth faces some type of mental health challenge in any given year. Thanks to this generous funding, we are able to bring direct access to licensed clinicians in additional facilities. We can reach more students, intervene earlier and offer evidence-based treatment options that foster healthy and successful futures.”
The grant funds cover costs associated with opening new satellite clinic offices inside the following Buffalo schools: PS 53 Community School, PS 61 Arthur O. Eve School of Distinction, PS 65 Roosevelt Academy, PS 69 Houghton Academy, PS 81 School 81, PS 131 Academy Programs, PS 195 City Honors, and PS 17 Early Childhood Center. With the addition of these schools, Gateway now offers Behavioral Health Services to students and their families in twenty-six Western New York schools. For a complete list of satellite school offices, click here.