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Wabanaki Health and Wellness awarded funds to combat mental illness and substance use disorder amid coronavirus pandemic

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Published: Apr. 27, 2020 at 5:06 PM EDT
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Some of Maine's tribal communities are getting help to combat mental illness and substance use disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wabanaki Health and Wellness was awarded $500,000 to help with mental health and substance use treatment services.

These tribes will benefit from the funds - Aroostook Band of Micmac; Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians; Passamaquoddy, Pleasant Point; Passamaquoddy, Indian Township; and Penobscot Nation.

Some of the money will also be used for intervention services and other kinds of recovery support for children and adults during this pandemic.