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The city is receiving nearly $1 million in federal grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration. The funding will be for both community mental health and substance abuse centers to add scheduled HIV testing and counseling according to officials.
The funding was announced on Sunday by the Chicago Department of Public Health. It will follow $500,000 in city funding for community mental health centers to increase psychiatric services.
To combine both HIV testing and treatment is a crucial way to better overall foundation. This is a step toward bettering and expanding mental health services in Chicago to supply more care for patients in all neighborhoods.
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Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer Intentions for January 2013
General Intention: The Faith of Christians. That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.
Missionary Intention: Middle Eastern Christians. That the Christian communities of the Middle East, often discriminated against, may receive from the Holy Spirit the strength of fidelity and perseverance.