Gov. Evers investing $2 million in mental health services for underserved communities

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers announced a $2 million investment Wednesday to support mental and behavioral health services for undeserved communities.

According to a news release, the funding is through the Wisconsin United Coalition of Mutual Assistance Association, which will expand its work statewide through its Project Resiliency initiative.

The release said WUCMAA is a non-profit coalition of member organizations that works to support community development in underserved populations, including Hmong and Southeast Asian Wisconsinites.

The state DHS will contract with WUCMAA to provide specific culturally sensitive services beyond the department’s capacity and expertise, officials said.