Gary council allocates $1.5M in ARPA funds to mobile mental health unit

The Times, Munster, IN

GARY — The crowded room erupted into cheers as the Gary Common Council approved funding for the mobile mental health initiative.

The Interfaith Action Network has been working to create a mobile mental health crisis response team for about two years now. On Wednesday, about 20 group members gathered in the Gary Common Council Chambers to watch as it unanimously approved an ordinance earmarking $1.5 million of the city’s $80.3 million American Rescue Plan Act funds for the initiative.