CRDA awards $ 2 million to Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City for community health program | Local News
“This is where they come to eat a hot meal, meet mentors,” Koch said. “We believe that our young people will benefit from these new care opportunities.”
Rosa Farias, the authority’s deputy executive director, said the expansion is the first of its kind in Atlantic City.
“(Expansion) is for the mind, body and spirit when it comes to developing our youth,” Farias said. “And given the year we’ve had, mental health care is definitely needed.”
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Meeting health care needs was one of the concerns documented in a 2018 report by Jim Johnson, special advisor to Governor Phil Murphy, on things the city needs to do to come back under local control.
In the report, Johnson wrote that the city faces “serious public health challenges” that require a concerted effort.
“State, county and key stakeholders must join forces to understand the depth of the problems, identify solutions and implement programs that will solve the problems,” according to the report.
Additionally, the report noted significant disparities in care and outcomes between the city’s black and white residents.
Also at Tuesday’s meeting, the authority approved five tourism market expansion projects totaling $ 370,324.