The City of College Park is proud to announce that it has entered into a contract with Care Solace to assist all residents more easily access mental health care and social services. Under the contract approved during the November 14, 2023 City Council meeting, Care Solace will provide residents with easy access to a comprehensive network of providers and resources. “The mental health and well-being of our residents is of utmost importance; with this new service, we hope to connect more individuals in our community with the help they need” said Fazlul Kabir, Mayor of College Park. The annual cost of the service for the first year is $80,000.
Care Solace will serve as a liaison between first responders, justice systems, social agencies, and community-based mental health providers. Care Solace works to connect individuals with the right resources and appropriate care including assistance with mental health, food, housing, substance use treatment, and affordable medical and dental care. The service is available 24/7/365 in more than 200 languages. Care Solace will help residents navigate the mental health care system, helping residents find the appropriate fit for their needs and insurance. “Mental health has become a paramount issue not only in our community, but in our country,” said Kenny Young, City Manager of College Park, “by offering this new service, we are facilitating accessible mental health care and social service resources for all residents with a supportive framework for individuals to seek the care they need.”
Care Solace’s coordination services are free, confidential, and accessible via:
If you are having a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or call/text the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988. Care Solace is not an emergency response service.
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