Warner and Kaine Announce More Than $500,000 in Transportation to Rustburg Youth Mental Health Programs

RUSTBURG, Va. – The Harvest Outreach Center in Rustburg will soon receive thousands of dollars in funding to help young Virginians gain better access to mental health services.

On Thursday, Kaine’s office announced $507,900 that will be used specifically to purchase 20 vehicles for youth transportation to mental health programs.

“We have long been concerned about the impact of the pandemic on mental health, especially for our nation’s youth, who have reported alarming spikes in stress, anxiety and depression. We are pleased that this money will go to the Harvest Outreach Center to help Virginia residents access the mental health services they need,” Warner and Kaine said in a joint statement.

The funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Emergency Rural Health Care program, officials said.

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