SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. – The Spokane County Board of Commissioners has approved $300,000 from the County’s Mental Health 1/10th of 1% sales tax for the construction of a Children and Youth Services Center in the West Central Neighborhood of Spokane to treat children and teens with mental health and substance use disorder issues. The primary focus is on serving children and youth of color.
The Native Project requested these funds to help with the project’s construction costs. This facility will house the Native Project’s licensed outpatient children and teens mental health programs, licensed adolescent substance use disorder outpatient treatment program, and the Native Project’s various youth and families prevention programs. The timeline for completion is approximately June of 2024.
Chair of the Spokane County Board of Commissioners, Mary Kuney, stated, “We are excited to be joining a project in our community that will offer services to help reduce barriers for our youth to access the mental health care they need especially during their formulative years.”
Commissioner Al French, who brought forward this request for consideration by the full Board of County Commissioners, stated, “I am very pleased with the allocation of this funding to the Native Project. This funding will be a significant investment in the future of our youth, specifically children and young adults of color.”