The Southern Dallas community is one step closer to having much-needed mental health facilities thanks to a $25,000 grant from United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. The funds will help plan next steps on the clinic.

The GrowSouth investment fund also wants to put together an incentive package to attract one of the big healthcare players in Dallas to build on the four-acre site the city has set aside for this project.

For more information on the university’s mental health initiative, email