NAMI Receives Grant from The Erie Women’s Fund

NAMI Receives Grant from The Erie Women’s Fund

Recently, The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Erie County accepted a check for $2,000 from The Erie Women’s Fund (EWF).  This mini-grant supports  NAMI’s Exploring the Arts program which utilizes music therapy as a way to educate children and their families about mental health and wellness.  Janet Peters, EWF Grants Chairperson (left), presents the funds to Denise L. Kolivoski, MBA, NAMI of Erie County Executive Director (right) during the awards presentation. Janet says, “Mental illness does not discriminate; it can impact anyone regardless of a person’s age, gender, income, social status, ethnicity, spirituality or any other cultural identity. Together, EWF and NAMI are working to end the stigma associated with mental illness.”

The Erie Women’s Fund recently celebrated 10 years of helping women and families in the community. The EWF, a donor advised fund of The Erie Community Foundation, has a mission of empowering women and families. They have given dozens of grants, hosted many educational events, and are continuously looking for new ways to improve the community.  NAMI of Erie County is honored to receive this mini-grant and thanks The Erie Women’s Fund for their support.