In the News - Behavioral Health Agencies Sound the Alarm About Staffing Issues
WOONSOCKET — One recent day, Christa Thomas-Sowers sat outside discussing the workforce crisis that her agency and others in the community behavioral-health field are experiencing — and its calamitous effect on people who need services.
One of those people, a man named John, sat with her, listening.
"It's been incredibly challenging," said Thomas-Sowers, community outreach coordinator for
Community Care Alliance, which serves homeless people and people living with substance-use disorders and other behavioral health challenges.
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