Commissioners Renew Mental Health Plan
The Wyoming County Commissioners on Tuesday renewed the county’s Mental Health Plan for next year and approved the report for the current year. The report and plan will be submitted to the Department of Public Welfare in Harrisburg. The sub-divisional Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services oversees the plan and the report, which enable the county’s Mental Health Services department to receive funding from the state each year.
Wyoming County’s Mental Health Services department is part of the Mental Health/Mental Retardation Joinder, which links Wyoming with Luzerne County in various funding stream applications. There were no major changes in the plan for next year.
In other business, Josie Semenza of Dalton has completed her training and has been hired as a Telecommunicator I in the county’s 911 Emergency Dispatch Center. Semenza said Tuesday she plans to be with the county’s 911 center for a long while. Semenza is originally from Pittston.
Two more trainees will be hired shortly for the 911 Center. One, Dena Novak from Meshoppen, was approved on Tuesday pending all her references being verified. Novak is originally from Indiana and has both call center and probation/children’s services experience.