$2 million to support mental, behavioral health services in Wisconsin

Gov. Evers announced the support in Eau Claire

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WKBT) – Wisconsin will spend $2 million to support mental and behavioral health services for underserved communities.

That includes Hmong and southeast Asian Wisconsinites.

Governor Evers announced the money Wednesday in Eau Claire.

It will help fund the Wisconsin United Coalition of Mutual Assistance Association and its Project Resiliency initiative.

“The Hmong community faces a disproportionate barriers to accessing mental and behavioral health services they need, including language barriers, mental health literacy, stigma, accessibility, affordability, and finding culturally competent care that they can trust,” said Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers.

Money comes from the American Rescue Plan Act.