American Rescue Plan Delivers Mental Health Services for Hoosiers in Evansville


Evansville Courier & Press: Rescue money will open Evansville mental health center 2 years after facility was built

ICYMI: U.S. Congressman Larry Bucshon voted “NO” on funding The Crisis Care Center

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today celebrated the brighter future the American Rescue Plan is STILL creating for the City of Evansville. On Monday, the Evansville City Council unanimously approved a $300,000 investment to open The Crisis Care Center. The facility will focus on providing Hoosiers services for mental health emergencies as well as services to fight substance abuse. This program will save Evansville about $4.5 million in hospital or jail care costs  – and it’s all because of the American Rescue Plan. The Crisis Care Center will help solve some of today’s toughest problems facing Hoosiers, and it was Indiana Democrats who delivered it. 

The same cannot be said for U.S. Congressman Larry Bucshon and Indiana Republicans who flat out voted “NO” on this investment. In fact, Indiana GOP Chairman Kyle Hupfer called these projects “socialism” and claimed their opposition to jobs was a “great campaign to run on”. Democrats – including Ray McCormick (Democratic nominee for Indiana’s Eighth District) will highlight Congressman Bucshon’s “NO” record throughout the 2022 campaign year. Voters will learn that while Democrats delivered Indiana’s bright economic future, Republicans like Bucshon divided communities with their senseless and divisive culture wars. 

Here’s a look at how the American Rescue Plan continues to deliver for Hoosiers in Evansville: 

Evansville Courier & Press: Rescue money will open Evansville mental health center 2 years after facility was built

“Two years after construction of the Crisis Care Center was finished, Evansville officials have approved spending so it can open.   

The Evansville City Council voted unanimously Monday to use $300,000 in American Rescue Plan money to operate the facility. 

The Crisis Care Center, located in the United Caring Services building Downtown, will offer an alternative option to emergency rooms and the Vanderburgh County Jail for people dealing with mental health crises or substance abuse issues. 

It’s estimated that the facility will serve at least 250 people a year and save around $4.5 million in costly jail and hospital care, Mayor Lloyd Winnecke said.” […]

Councilman Zac Heronemus, D-Third Ward, and executive director of Aurora, said he is excited about the services UCS is providing to the community they collectively serve. 

“Obviously in the line of work I do, I am wholly excited about this opportunity,” he said. 


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