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June 2017 Newsletter

Crisis Support Via Text


Community Memorial Foundation recently partnered with Crisis Text Line to provide a unique keyword to local community members seeking supportive text services.

Crisis Text Line (CTL) is a not-for-profit organization providing free crisis intervention via SMS message. The organization’s services are available 24 hours a day every day, throughout the US.  When users text “NOW” to 74141, they will begin a text conversation with a trained crisis counselor. This unique keyword allows CTL to confidentially collect data from our region to (1) increase public awareness about how crisis and help-seeking occurs in real-time; (2) decrease stigma around help-seeking; and (3) provide community leaders, journalists and organizations with insights to support their efforts to bring attention to and improve public mental health.

The CMF/CTL partnership aligns with a strategic Priority of the Regional Health and Human Service Agenda: to create Stigma-Free Communities that Promote Good Mental and Behavioral Health and Treat Those in Need. Read more about the Agenda here.

Foundation Honored with Leadership Award

Pillars recently honored Community Memorial Foundation with the Helen Sauer Brown Leadership in Development Award. The award recognizes those individuals and organizations who share Ms. Brown’s extraordinary commitment to building a culture of philanthropy in our local community. In announcing the award, Pillars’ President Ann Schreiner highlighted the strength of the Foundation’s capacity building initiative and, in particular, the 2016 Together for Health Challenge Grant, which leveraged a more than 4.1 million dollar investment in non-profit organizations throughout our region.

Executive Coaching Application Deadline

Community Memorial Foundation continues to provide executive coaching to grantee leadership. Selected individuals meet with an executive coach on a regular basis over the course of one year, and will learn to improve existing capabilities, set meaningful goals, and be accountable for results.

Up to eight executive directors will be selected for the program and applications are due by 5:00pm on June 30, 2017. Click here to learn more about the program and begin an application.

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