This fund pays the nuts-and-bolts, day-to-day expenses of having a community mental health and substance abuse agency in all five counties of the Buffalo Trace region. This is the fund that pays the light bill, staff salaries and all those un-glamourous, absolutely necessary basics that make it possible for Comprehend to serve 4,600 residents in our region.

Does the Federal and State government cover all our operating expenses? Not really. In fiscal year 2011-2012, we had to find 2.1 million dollars to pay for services to Buffalo Trace citizens who had no way to pay and no insurance or other coverage to help them out.

That's why the Operating Fund can be a target for your charitable gifts. You can help us to make up the difference between what we are able to squeeze from the Federal and State allocations, and the actual cost of operating Comprehend as a resource for our whole community!