24-Hour Mobile Crisis Service for Campbell High Schools Receives $150,000 Grant

El Camino Hospital raised their grant to EMQ by $40,000 this year.

El Camino Hospital has once more committed to supporting local school through a $110,000 grant.

The local hospital announced that Campbell's EMQ FamiliesFirst was the recipient of a $150,000 grant to support the organization's Addiction Prevention Service and Child and Adolescent Mobile Crisis Program at five high schools in the Campbell Union High School District: Branham, Del Mar, Leigh, Prospect andWestmont high schools.

This is the third year that El Camino Hospital Community Benefit Program has named EMQ as its grant recipient, and it increased its grant by $40,000.

The additional funds will help provide an extra day of prevention, intervention and treatment services at the five high schools in the district, an EMQ release on its site said.

The program aims at providing resources to a variety of programs and services that benefit the community through education, prevention and support. Programs that are selected as recipients expand access to care and preventative services for the underserved children and adult populations.

“El Camino Hospital is committed to enhancing youth health in our community," said Barbara Avery, El Camino Hospital director community benefit in a release. "The partnership with the Campbell Union High School District and EMQ FamiliesFirst serves to move this goal forward by making needed counseling services available to students at all schools in the district.”

EMQ's two 24-hour, seven-day mobile services are the only ones in Santa Clara County and although this grant allows the organization to better serve these particular five high schools, it also extends these services to more than 25 schools throughout the county.


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