Mayor's Mental Health & Wellness Committee Donates $5,700 to Project Access
Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight’s Mental Health & Wellness Committee presented a $5,700 check to Project Access’ Executive Director Sherry Rahl during a ceremony at City Hall.
Last fall the mayor’s committee sponsored a “Wear a Costume, Don’t Mask mental illness” Halloween Party. The event was a fundraiser with proceeds to benefit Project Access.
“Serving the most vulnerable in our community is a priority,” said Mayor Goodnight. “Project Access coordinates with medical professionals to provide treatment solutions for people with mental illness and/or those who cannot afford medical services or medications.”
The committee is comprised of Kathy Horton, City of Kokomo Director of Human Resources, Kokomo Housing Authority representatives, the Mental Health Association of Howard County, the Kokomo Rescue Mission, the police and fire departments, the National Alliance on Mental Health of Kokomo, St. Joseph Hospital, Community Howard Regional Health and the Gilead House. They advise Mayor Goodnight’s administration on mental health and wellness issues affecting the City of Kokomo.
Project Access is a service program of the Howard County Medical Society and a United Way agency. Through Project Access, physicians, dentists and other healthcare providers volunteer their services. Qualified, uninsured residents of Howard County may receive comprehensive medical care through Project Access at little or no cost. For more information on Project Access visit projectaccesshealth.com