Established in 1980, the Lincoln Lancaster Mental Health Foundation has two objectives:
- Raise funds to support and enhance programs of the Community Mental Health Center and Midtown Center of Lancaster County
- Raise the general public's awarenes of mental issues through educational programs and activities
Foundation leaders have met the challenge of establishing an organization within a community where competition for charitable dollars is great. Mental health is not always an easy cause to promote so it is through the passion and dedication of our leaders that the Lincoln Lancaster Mental Health Foundation continues to meet its objectives
Programs & Purchases
- Our major program each year is the financial support of recreation and social activities for the Mental Health Center clients, such as holiday parties and summer picnics.
- The Lincoln Lancaster Mental Health Foundation purchased three 15-passenger vans (including one with a wheelchair lift) and a car for client transportation, as well as a mini-van for assistance with transportation to medical appointments from Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach. Other purchases have included an electrocardiogram machine for the Crisis Center, computers to augment the center’s vocation training program, and a multi-media lending library for clients and families of the Community Mental Health Center of Lancaster County.
- We sponsored and established the Adams Street Center, a vocational preparation program at 3830 Adams Street. This program is now known as Midtown Center, having relocated to 2699 O Street.
- We sponsored mental health symposiums, other educational workshops for mental health consumers and professionals, and a professional video series on psychiatric illnesses for the local community access television channel.
- We sponsored a national conference on Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training for more than 400 attendees.
- We provide annual sponsorship and financial support for Mental Illness Awareness Week activities and presentations.