THDA awards Carey Counseling grant to help disabled adults

THDA awards Carey Counseling grant to help disabled adults

Posted on Oct 13, 2020

October, 2020 - A grant from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) will allow Carey Counseling Center to secure property for disabled and low-income individuals.

The $172,043 Tennessee Housing Trust Fund grant was one of six totaling just over $2.4 million that were awarded during the Spring 2020 round of THDA’s competitive grant program.

THDA Executive Director Ralph M. Perrey said the grant funding will allow Carey Counseling Center to better meet Carroll County housing needs.

“We are pleased to continue supporting projects like this that make a positive difference and help improve the overall quality of life for the people that live there,” Perrey said.

Carey Counseling Fiscal Director Richard French said the center plans to purchase a duplex in Huntingdon with the funds to house two disabled individuals.

A critical part of getting well, whether for a physical health issue or a behavioral health issue, is having a clean and safe environment in which to heal,” French said. “None of us can heal from an injury if we live in a situation that continues to bring injury to the health process. Once we are able to purchase this duplex and make it available for rent to individuals in need, it will be a tremendous asset to us in being able to help two more families work toward healing. We appreciate the opportunity this grant gives us to be able to help others in their healing process."

Carey Counseling aims to provide quality person-centered behavioral health services to the community, assuring the greatest level of dignity and respect for our clients.

The facility offers residential, behavioral-health, educational and specialized programs.

The Tennessee Housing Trust Fund (THTF) was created by the THDA board of directors to provide financial support for innovative, affordable initiatives that serve the housing needs of Tennessee’s most vulnerable residents.

Funding for the Tennessee Housing Trust Fund comes entirely from earnings generated through THDA’s Single Family Mortgage program. THTF grants are awarded through a competitive application process. Since 2006 THDA has provided over $89.6 million in THTF grants to local governments and nonprofit organizations across the state.