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Byrd Institute mobile clinic extends southern reach

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03/30/2017

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.

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A community comes together around mental health

Release Date: 
02/25/2017

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.

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FACEing Mental Illness: The Art of Acceptance

Release Date: 
10/24/2016

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.

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Barnabas: In counseling progam, Nassau women recover from trauma, support each other along ...

Release Date: 
09/05/2016

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.

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Friends of the Children's Advocacy Center of Brevard To Host James Bond Themed Gala Event

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08/30/2016

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.

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By The Numbers: Southwest Florida nonprofits

Release Date: 
07/10/2016

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.

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