Providence Children’s Museum receives $150K for new mental health program

Sen. Jack Reed joins the Providence Children's Museum for the launch of the new Mental Health Innovation Project, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Providence Children’s Museum received $150,000 on Wednesday for a new mental health program.

Sen. Jack Reed secured the federal funding for the Mental Health Innovation Project, which aims to provide mental health support to children.

In a release, Reed said, “[The museum] will work with local partners who specialize in supporting children to create workshops, mental health programming, and family resources that infuse the therapeutic power of play into the acute needs of their specific populations and the wider community.”

The museum focuses on serving children ages one through 11.

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