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The Foellinger Foundation Has Awarded $15,000 To MHANI For Cedars Hope

Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana (MHANI) has been awarded a grant in the amount of $15,000 by The Foellinger Foundation. The funds from this grant will be used to support Cedars Hope, MHANI’s supportive housing program.

Cedars Hope currently houses 17 women and offers support services to past residents who are now living independently. The women living at Cedars Hope would very likely be homeless without the kind of permanent, supportive housing offered there. In addition to having a home, the residents learn to be productive and independent while living at Cedars Hope, with the hope that one day they will be able to live on their own again.

“Residents and staff are grateful for the Foellinger Foundation’s continuing support of the Cedars Hope program,” Lisa Smith, Executive Director, commented. “The services provided at Cedars Hope make a major difference to the residents who live there, and we could not continue to offer these high quality services and supports without the financial backing of funders like the Foellinger Foundation.”

Foellinger Foundation was founded in 1958 by Helene Foellinger and her mother, Esther. Helene Foellinger was the owner and publisher of The News-Sentinel. In fiscal year 2016, the foundation awarded approximately $8 million in grants. Its focus is on supporting organizations in Allen County which serve children and families with the greatest economic need and the least opportunity.