Announcing 2018 SanaMente Grant Awards!

Each Mind Matters and SanaMente are excited to announce the awards for the 2018 SanaMente Mini-Grant Program!

The SanaMente Mini-Grant Program will engage Latino communities across California to improve mental health, reduce stigma and prevent suicide for all Californians. Applications for this program were accepted last month, and we received many wonderful submissions. The selection process was difficult, but our team of subject matter experts and community stakeholders narrowed down the list to award 12 grants across the state. The SanaMente grant award recipients are:

  • Mil Mujeres
  • Centro La Familia Advocacy Services
  • Vision y Compromiso in Kern County
  • Vision y Compromiso in Tulare County
  • Transforming Local Communities
  • Felton Institute
  • ParentsCAN
  • Latino Health Access
  • Multi-Ethnic Collaborative of Community Agencies
  • Lighthouse Counseling and Family Resource Center
  • Alliance for Community Transformation and Wellness
  • Survivors of Torture, International

These recipient organizations will reach California’s Latino communities across the state, including northern California, the Bay Area, central region and coast, and southern region: inland and coast.

These organizations will impact a variety of targeted Latino populations including families, at-risk children, students, survivors of violence, older adults and new immigrants, as well as general Latino populations. Their activities will cover a range of diverse approaches, including some community-driven ideas like art shows, Promotores programs, Directing Change film screenings, social media campaigns, community forums and many more.

We are very excited about these amazing efforts that will expand the reach of SanaMente: El Movimiento de Salud Mental de California to increase awareness of mental health, reduce stigma, and prevent suicide. If you’re interested in getting involved, check in with one of these organizations to find out how you can support their efforts.

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