Adams County Awards Over $1 Million to Aurora Mental Health & Recovery

Aurora Mental Health & Recovery (AMHR)

The Adams County Board of Commissioners (BoCC) awarded $1,003,151.45 in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to Aurora Mental Health & Recovery (AMHR) at public hearing on Tuesday, April 30.

AMHR is a nonprofit community mental health organization that provides a wide range of mental health and addiction services to anyone and everyone in need. AMHR’s staff of physicians, nurses, psychologists, therapists, and peers works with all age groups, from children to seniors.

“As we are about to enter Mental Health Awareness Month in May, we are thrilled to partner with Aurora Mental Health & Recovery as they continue their important work in this field,” said Emma Pinter, Chair of the BoCC. “Their mission and values align perfectly with Adams County’s. By prioritizing mental health, we are investing in the well-being and health of our entire community.”

AMHR will use these funds for a detoxification and walk-in crisis project that will increase transportation for eligible clients from Adams County to AMHR’s existing withdrawal management program location. AMHR will consult and collaborate with Adams County and other community stakeholders to develop a comprehensive plan for a new service delivery location for withdrawal management to meet community needs.