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Herrera Beutler Secures Funding to Expand Health Care Access, Youth Substance Use Prevention in Southwest Washington

$320,000 secured for Battle Ground Healthcare facility; $50,000 for Camp Mariposa-Southwest Washington

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Washington, July 15, 2021 | comments

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) announced today that she secured key federal funding in a committee-approved spending plan to support health related initiatives in Southwest Washington.

The FY22 Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations bill included two Southwest Washington community funding priorities: funding to support renovations and upgrades to Battle Ground Healthcare which will expand critical health services, and funding for Camp Mariposa-Southwest Washington – a year round camping and mentoring experience for children impacted by the substance use disorder of a loved one.

Southwest Washington project funding details:

Battle Ground Healthcare – $320,000

“As the COVID pandemic so starkly demonstrated, folks need access to affordable, quality health care in Southwest Washington. For this reason, I was glad to successfully advocate for the community’s request to upgrade the Battle Ground Healthcare facility to allow the expansion of their services which will allow more folks in the local community to access critical health resources,” Herrera Beutler said.

  • This federal funding will support renovations and upgrades to allow Battle Ground Healthcare to expand its services to its clients who are uninsured, underinsured, have chronic conditions, and are at or below three hundred percent of the federal poverty level.

 

Camp Mariposa-Southwest Washington – $50,000

“It’s not talked about often enough, but children who have been exposed to a loved one’s substance use disorder can experience lasting and devastating consequences. Camp Mariposa’s goal is to help break cycles of intergenerational addiction and help mentor children who have been exposed to substance use in their home, which is why I’m pleased to support the community’s request to fund Camp Mariposa so it can continue advocating for and mentoring young children in Southwest Washington,” Herrera Beutler said.

  • This federal funding will go toward Camp Mariposa-Southwest Washington, a year-round campaign and mentoring experience for children impacted by substance use disorder of a loved one. The camp focuses on helping prevent substance use disorder, respond to adverse childhood experiences, and help break intergenerational cycles of addiction.
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