Access to Mental Health Services
We are helping address barriers for people that want access to mental health services.
“37% of those who did not seek treatment identified cost as the number one factor for not doing so.”
Mental Health Access Fund
The Mental Health Access Fund is United Way of Allen County’s initial approach to addressing mental health barriers in our community. The purpose of this fund is to help individuals improve their mental health status. The fund is intended to help address barriers within the mental health field such as transportation, offering culturally appropriate services and interpretation, and subsidizing the cost for clients so they can afford it. Priority will be given to organizations that are serving adults ages 18-34, seniors, and BIPOC individuals.
“Although about 40% of survey respondents said they felt they could benefit from seeing a mental health professional, only 35% of those respondents’ sought treatment.”
2021 United Way of Allen County Community Insights Survey