Local nonprofit receives millions of dollars | Economy

A homeless camp in Terre Haute (WTHI file photo)

HIGH EARTH, Ind. (WTHI) – Mental health America of West Central Indiana’s mission is to improve the quality of life for people with mental illness.

To show support for the nonprofit’s efforts, the Housing Trust Fund provided $ 1.5 million. Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority provided $ 12.4 million.


This money will be used to finance housing for homeless people. The Mullen Apartments will include 42 affordable housing units for people with low and no income and with disabilities. The apartments will have a diversion center to help people with behavioral problems get help.

Its goal is to keep people out of the justice system and get the necessary treatment they need.

CEO Myra Wilkey says affordable housing is a major need for the community.

“Criminal activity related to substance abuse issues is decreasing. So I think that’s exactly what we need in our community and don’t currently have, ”Wilkey says.

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