CCS gets two emergency response vehicles

By on Friday, May 27th, 2022 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

UMATILLA COUNTY – The Umatilla County Board of Commissioners is providing funding to Community Counseling Services to put it on the front lines in responding to mental health and substance abuse crises in the county. Board Chairman John Shafer says the board has approved spending $250,000 this year to purchase two emergency response vehicles based in Hermiston and Pendleton.

The vehicles must, of course, have personnel to operate them. The commissioners also approved giving CCS $250,000 in funding for three more years.

“That’s going to go to mental health treatment services for Umatilla County,” Shafer said. “It’s going to help staff those crisis response vehicles with mental health providers.”

CCS also provides services to Morrow, Grant, Gilliam, and Wheeler counties.