• Centerstone receives grant from St. Louis Area Foodbank

    May 01, 2020
    Centerstone was awarded a $550 grant as well as personal protective equipment (PPE) from the St. Louis Area Foodbank (SLAFB).
    “We are very grateful for the equipment and support as both are needed during this time to keep our clients and staff safe during the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Helen Blackburn, Executive Director for Intellectual/Development Disability (I/DD) Services and Clinical Director of Vocational Rehabilitation Services.
    Centerstone’s mental illness group homes were awarded PPE, while Centerstone’s I/DD group homes were awarded $550 and PPE. The SLAFB grant money is intended to help alleviate costs directly related to food distribution in response to the increased need during the COVID-19 outbreak.
    “The money will be used for acquiring and distributing food, including purchasing food, facility equipment, food safety equipment and screening equipment,” Blackburn said.
    For information on giving to Centerstone, please visit centerstone.org/give or contact Jocelyn Popit, Director of Advancement, at Jocelyn.popit@centerstone.org.
    “Extraordinary care delivery is happening every day as we adapt to the challenges presented by this pandemic,” Popit said. “Please join us in providing mental health services to those who need it most, and help us continue to prepare for a future where there are no barriers to care.”
    During the current Covid-19 crisis, Centerstone remains fully operational and continuing to serve our clients and communities. As always, the health and well-being of our clients, staff and community stakeholders is our main priority. We have implemented system-wide strategies that reduce the risk of exposure while preparing us to respond effectively in the event the current threat level escalates. To reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure at this time, almost all appointments are being conducted via telephone or telehealth (video). For more information, please call 1-877-HOPE123 (877-467-3123) or visit centerstone.org/covid19/.
    About Centerstone
    Centerstone is a not-for-profit health care organization dedicated to delivering care that changes people’s lives. We provide mental health and substance use treatment, education and support to communities in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, and Tennessee and additionally offer individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities life skills development, employment and housing services. Nationally, we have specialized programs for service members, veterans and their loved ones, and develop employee assistance programs for businesses of all sizes. Our research institute improves behavioral healthcare through research and technology, and our foundation secures philanthropic resources to support our work. For more information, visit www.centerstone.org.
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