The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority board of trustees has approved a grant of more than $1 million to expand the women's mental health unit at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center. The board also approved $3.7 million for crisis stabilization services and peer support organizations.
The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority is a state entity that serves people with mental illness, developmental disabilities, chronic alcoholism or substance abuse, Alzheimer's, dementia and permanent brain injuries. The Trust is self-funded and overseen by a seven-member board.
Board chair Mary Jane Michael said the funding will have a significant positive impact on Mental Health Trust beneficiaries.