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Alamance County Mental Health/Substance Use Crisis Center

On January 16, 2018, Cardinal Innovations Interim CEO Trey Sutten and Senior Community Executive Ric Bruton were on hand at the Alamance County Commissioners Meeting to announce Cardinal Innovations’ funding of the Alamance County Diversion and Restoration Center.

The $1.2 million grant from Cardinal Innovations will help support the development of a state-of-the-art center — a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week location for law enforcement officers to take nonviolent offenders having mental health or substance abuse crises. The Alamance County Diversion and Restoration Center will be the first of its kind in the state.

As part of the “Alamance County Steps Up” initiative, Cardinal Innovations’ funding supports Alamance County’s focus on the decrease of jail and emergency department admissions for persons experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis. The Alamance County Diversion and Restoration Center will have a positive impact on both Alamance County and North Carolina as a whole - aiming to provide a safe space alternative to hospital emergency departments and jails allowing de-escalation, treatment, safety planning, and care coordination with a focus on an individual’s health, wellness and safety.
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