Milford Public Schools, in partnership with the Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, has received a grant of $200,487 by the MetroWest Health Foundation, Milford School Superintendent Robert Tremblay said this week.
The grant, which is for a three-year period, is meant to fund the Milford Student Assessment & Intervention Program (MilSAP), which aims to support Milford students in grades 7-12 who are in need of immediate behavioral health resources.
"This is a great step for Milford as we continue our work to address mental health issues in our community," Tremblay said this week. "We are very appreciative of this funding offered by MetroWest Health Foundation and the support that we have through our partnerships with Wayside Youth & Family Support Network and the Juvenile Advocacy Group."
The MilSAP program is designed to improve adolescent mental health by providing immediate access to short-term assessment and intervention model of treatment, as well as facilitating rapid access to necessary ongoing mental health services for youth and families in the community, according to the announcement.
The program, moreover, is meant to synthesize the expertise contained within the range of
Wayside’s clinical and case-management services, with the community connections
of the locally active Juvenile Advocacy Group.