This issue brief shares the behavioral health efforts and practices of three FPN members as examples of tangible actions funders can take to address behavioral health issues.
Mental Health/Crisis Services
The survey and focus groups should help the OUAC determine current and future needs for potentially hundreds more who haven’t come in.
The National Children’s Alliance recently awarded a $25,000 Mental Health Program Improvement Grant for Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and a $46,000 Domestic Trafficking Victims Funds Training Grant to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Brevard.
The Community Foundation of Broward has made the largest grant in its 34-year history -- $3 million to be matched by Broward County Public Schools to create a fresh new approach to address the social, emotional and academic needs of isolated, struggling middle school students. With recent events showcasing what could happen when students aren't connected to teachers and peers within the formative middle school grades, the Community Foundation and its fundholders were compelled to act.
St. Petersburg College (SPC) is pleased to announce a partnership with Community Foundation of Tampa Bay (CFTB), an organization focused on connecting donors, nonprofit organizations and community leaders in an effort to make Tampa Bay a better place to live. Through this partnership, SPC was awarded a $15,000 grant to expand its mental health awareness efforts on campus.
Prevot is helping Health Council of East Central Florida establish its program. With a $260,000 Innovation grant from the Florida Blue Foundation, the council started its first project with Prevot at Orlando Health's South Seminole Hospital, and specifically at the congestive heart failure and COPD clinics.
Carrie Seidman reflects on a year of personal stories and community support for FACEing Mental Illness.
Dozens of local residents volunteered to help with the workshops and a series of educational events, including panel discussions and an out-of-town guest speaker. Local businesses donated services and goods and the Sarasota library and school systems contributed venues, publicity and equipment.
The Jewish Housing Council Foundation (JHCF) has received a grant from Community Foundation of Sarasota County to expand its Music & Memory program for seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other memory disorders.
In partnership with the Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, HomeSafe is the exclusive entry agency for children from birth through age 5 and their families for the Healthy Beginnings program. HomeSafe provides free screenings and assessments for children to identify any developmental delays or behavior concerns and mothers for postpartum depression.
Not receiving any regular funding from local or state government, the only barrier standing in the way of Learn to Fish being able to help more women is resources. It costs approximately $3,300 per women and more than $200,000 annually to operate the nonprofit.
The nonprofit has a property behind Daughtrey Elementary School to renovate for additional housing, but the renovations are on hold until the nonprofit can find a commercial space at a discounted rate to move the furniture into and reopen the nonprofit’s thrift store as another revenue source.
Thanks to a total $10,000 donation from organizations on Anna Maria Island — Anna Maria Island Women’s Giving Circle of Manatee Community Foundation and the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation — the nonprofit has the funds for renovations.