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Alachua County School District Receives Donation Of $1.5 Million

Metcalfe Elementary is one of the four elementary schools receiving benefits and counseling services through the grant.

A donation of $1.5 million dollars will be given to Alachua County Public Schools over the next three years to help the district provide mental health services to four elementary schools considered to be high-needs schools. The grant, which was donated anonymously, will help provide additional mental health services to children at Lake Forest Elementary, Idylwild Elementary, Metcalfe Elementary and Rawlings Elementary.

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Mental Health Homeless Population To Receive More Aid

Residents set up their belongings under the pavilion at Grace Marketplace shelter on Wednesday. The shelter, located off Waldo and NE 39th Avenue, provides temporary support for those without concrete living arrangements in Gainesville.

The City of Gainesville and Alachua County Commission discuss implementation of an outreach program for the local homeless population who suffer from mental health issues. The program would provide funding a new locations for residents to live, and a specialized health professional will work closely with the population.

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