b'A YEAR OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS$1.5 MILLION GRANT HELPS MEET GROWING NEEDIn the first year of the pandemic Riverside worked diligently to meet the relentless need for services.To make vital services available to hundreds still unserved, we applied for and received a $1.5 million two-year grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to expand outpatient services in the Milford and Norwood areas.With increased clinical and medical staffing, medication services, expanded evening and weekend hours, and greater technological capability we will work to close the widening gap between available therapy options and the growing number of people reaching out for behavioral healthcare.BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ACCESS LINE CONNECTS MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS TO HELP Thanks to a new Riverside service funded by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, callers to 888-502-2425 or 211, the statewide phone line that connects Massachusetts residents with social services and supports, have access to specialized behavioral health guidance.The access line continues the vital link provided by the MassSupport program (created early in the COVID crisis), as trained Riverside responders listen, assess, and directly connect callers (often while theyre on the line) with mental health or substance use supportstherapists, psychiatrists,substance-use treatment programs, emergency mental health services, and more.NEW PHARMACY SERVICE KEEPS TREATMENT ON TRACKOur new full-service pharmacy partner, Genoa Healthcare, is up and running at the Riverside Behavioral Healthcare Center in Milford.Specializing in serving those who need mental health and substance use medications, and with medication adherence rates of more than 90 percent, Genoa helps people stay on track with their treatment.Adding even more convenience, pharmacy staff can fill all prescriptions (not just behavioral health) for anyone affiliated with Riverside.'