Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Inc., has received a $3,712.69 contribution from the Junior Service League of Independence. The gift will allow CMHS to purchase playground equipment for Lotus House, a 14-bed residential facility that provides substance use services to women. The playground equipment will benefit the children that enter treatment with their mothers. It will give the children an opportunity to stay active and interact with their mothers as well as any other children who are at the treatment home.

The contribution was a result of proceeds of a Junior Service League service project “Trash for Treasures” lead by provisional members Mary House, Cindy Pritchard, Kelly Freeland and LaDon Gramling.

CMHS is a community mental health center that provides a safety net of mental health and substance abuse treatment services, prevention education, and integrated mental and primary health services for low income people in eastern Jackson County and the urban core of Kansas City. Its mission is to provide the highest quality behavioral health services in partnership with individuals, families, and our community. Each year, CMHS helps 6,000 Jackson County residents through a wide range of mental health services, including individual and group therapy, consumer-driven psychosocial rehabilitation, and supported employment.