IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Optum Idaho, which specializes in mental health, teamed up with the Behavioral Health of East Idaho Crisis Center in Idaho Falls. The groups collected donations today and Optum matched all donations collected.
They say the donations are a necessity to be able to help the community.
"We're funded by the state but in January we are getting a funding cut so any donations we get today or throughout the year are vital to keeping our doors open so we can continue to serve southeast Idaho," says Hailey Tyler, Director of Behavioral Health Crisis Center.
"Optum Idaho is very passionate about our members that we serve and the communities where we serve people. It's very important to regional staff as well that this initiative is taken on by the communities as well. We believe in recovery and wellness," says Angie Radford with Optum Idaho.
If you didn't get to donate today, the crisis center says they are always accepting donations.