Debbie Caneen, president of the South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging in SCC, said that the coalition is a close ally of Byrd Institute. She said that the coalition has been proactive in providing information about memory care and credited a grant by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay which helps defray expenses.
Mental Health/Crisis Services
Meanwhile, many generous readers contributed to a project fund (kindly given a home by the Gulf Coast Community Foundation) which is helping to pay for our upcoming events and a documentary film being created about the project. Those donations now total more than $20,000, led by a $10,000 grant from the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation.
Grant money from the Central Florida Foundation will provide trauma training Friday for 24 community leaders, following the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando.
Twenty-four attendees will be able to take what they've learned back to their teams.
The Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches will host a screening of “Dark Side of the Full Moon” Thursday in Palm Beach Gardens. The film focuses on maternal mental health.
Today we launch “FACEing Mental Illness: The Art of Acceptance,” a collaborative art project aimed at reaching every member of our community. Its goal is to eliminate bias against anyone with a mental health condition; its method is to encourage individuals with mental health challenges to step forward and creatively share their stories with a caring, compassionate community.
Valerie's House for Grieving Families has expanded to a satellite location in Cape Coral. The expansion is being funded by a grant from the Cape Coral Community Foundation.
Barnabas’s Women’s Health Initiative Nassau, or WHIN, program is designed for women in crisis in Nassau County. Funded by a $110,000 grant from the Jacksonville-based Women’s Giving Alliance, the mental-health program began in January and has helped 85 women since, according to Barnabas.
The alliance, an initiative of The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, was “delighted to partner with Barnabas to provide critical mental health services in Nassau County,” said Jan Healy, grants leadership team co-chairwoman.
The Friends of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Brevard will host a spectacular James Bond Themed Gala event – Casino Royale – on Saturday, Oct. 8, to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of Brevard. The Children’s Advocacy Center of Brevard, a program of the Space Coast Health Foundation, is nationally accredited and follows a successful national model that is being replicated around the United States.
The Southwest Florida Community Foundation and Robert Rauschenberg Foundation announced that ten local nonprofits will receive $250,000 through their granting partnership. Grants ranging from $8,000 to $50,000 were awarded to: ACT (Abuse Counseling & Treatment, Inc.), Boys & Girls Club, Children’s Home Society, Community Cooperative Ministries, F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva, Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida, Harry Chapin Food Bank, Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships (HTAP), St. Matthew’s House, and Valerie’s House.
Single mothers will receive free parenting education and mental health services, thanks in part to a $12,500 grant from the Edward K. Roberts Fund at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.