2010 Mental Health Program Grants

Grants Paid During 2010
Including Payments for Grants Awarded in  Prior Years

Center for Collegiate Mental  Health $50,000
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

One-time grant for the Center for Collegiate Mental Health, housed and operated under the sponsorship of Penn State University, to expand its infrastructure and capacity and develop a sustainable business plan in order to become a full-fledged nonprofit capable of continually improving collegiate mental health.
(First payment of a $70,000 grant.)

Common Ground $25,000
New York, NY

One-time grant to nationally disseminate the successful “Street to Home” process for addressing the housing needs of the chronic homeless to 50-55 communities across the country that reported to HUD the presence of at least 1,000 chronically homeless residents by providing them comprehensive technical assistance on implementing the model. 175-200 secondary sites will receive basic instruction on replicating the process via an online open source platform.
(First payment of a $55,000 grant.)

Darkness to Light $35,000
Charleston, SC

One-time grant to launch, in partnership with Stop It Now! a national movement against child sexual abuse. Leadership will be provided to advance child abuse prevention through national policy mandates and funding. A model for the cooperative development and distribution of prevention programs will be provided and additional resources for movement building will be leveraged.
(First payment of a $85,000 grant.)

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America $5,000
New York, NY

One-time grant to launch the “Community of Strength” initiative to address the issues surrounding combat-related mental health injuries for these veterans, in particular, to design, test and replicate a chapter model to physically correct, on a geographic basis veterans to create a peer-led “community” providing them everything from recreational activities, welcome home events, workshops, seasonal celebrations, volunteer opportunities, etc.
(Final payment of a $50,000 grant.)

Partners Healing Children after Trauma $30,000
St. John’s University
New York, NY

One-time grant for Project CONNECT (Community Networks Negotiating Evaluations and Counseling for Trauma) to link mental health practitioners and local libraries to provide youth with mental health assessments and therapy delivered at local branch libraries.
(First payment of a $80,000 grant.)

Red Hook Initiative $10,000
Brooklyn, NY

One-time grant to expand the Family Institute of Bold Hope model in New York City and to make it available to social service providers nationwide, resources, training and technical assistance to replicate this eight session (with follow-up support) family therapeutic intervention for children with emotional and mental health challenges. (Final payment of a $75,000 grant.)