Monies Secured for Kauaʻi Adolescent Treatment Center
The fiscal year 2022 state budget has allocated approximately $1.3 million to the Kauaʻi Adolescent Treatment Center for Healing (KATCH).
Funding for the nonprofit was secured by the Kauaʻi delegation in partnership with community and county agencies. KATCH’s mission includes a comprehensive continuum of services model for adolescents.
“Kauaʻi has the highest incidence of teenage suicide in the State and these trends have increased significantly over the course of this pandemic,” said Senate President Ronald Kouchi. “With the support of Grove Farm, the Hawaiʻi Health Services Corporation, the Department of Education, the Kauaʻi Humane Society and other community partners, I’m pleased that we were able to secure funds in the state budget to help KATCH achieve their goal of creating a world-class facility for those in need.”