Las Vegas, Nev. – Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) toured Bridge Counseling Associates (BCA), which provides community-based mental health care and substance use services to nearly 4,000 clients in Southern Nevada, regardless of their ability to pay. BCA was recently on the brink of closing one of their offices, and Cortez Masto stepped in to make sure they were getting the federal support they needed to stay open and continue serving Nevadans. Last month, she helped to secure an additional $2 million in federal funding to support their work
“Bridge Counseling has been a game-changer for Nevadans, and I will continue to make sure they have the federal support they need to provide comprehensive mental health services to the community,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “Mental health remains an urgent priority in Nevada and across the country, and we must continue to work together to get our communities quality, accessible care.”
Senator Cortez Masto has been a leader in the Senate on mental health issues. She’s been a strong supporter of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Center program that helps fund BCA and has cosponsored legislation to expand it in Nevada and across the country. She helped implement and fund the nation’s 988 Suicide & Crisis lifeline, and passed bipartisan legislation to expand behavioral health crisis support services.