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M.E. Raker Foundation Has Awarded $5,000 To MHANI For Community Services


Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana (MHANI) has been awarded a grant in the amount of $5,000 by M.E. Raker Foundation. The funds from this grant will be used to support Community Services such as consumer advocacy and peer support.

This grant from M.E. Raker Foundation will provide support to our Front Door services, which includes consumer advocacy and peer support. MHANI receives calls every day from community members who are facing a mental health challenge and need support. Our trained community advocates lend an empathetic ear to their situation and direct them towards local resources that can help them. The community advocates might also refer the caller to our peer support program, which connects individuals with mentors who have faced their own mental health challenges and truly know what the caller is going through.

“We are pleased to hear that the M.E. Raker Foundation is renewing their grant with MHANI this upcoming year,” Lisa Smith, Executive Director, said. “Our Community Services department is really growing, and their support will mean a lot as we work to serve more individuals than ever before.”