“Friends of WMH”, a 501(c)3, assists Wasatch Mental Health to help clients in their recovery process by providing additional programs and services that are not covered by traditional funding sources. These experiences can make a huge difference to both individuals and families by enriching quality of lives and providing opportunities to grow.
Some Recently Funded Programs include:
- Provided emergency shelter to homeless individuals with a mental illness after other sources of funding had been exhausted. Emergency shelter is the first step towards stabilizing mental health symptoms and being assisted towards acquiring and maintaining permanent housing.
- Sponsored adult clients in attending regional NAMI and Clubhouse conferences to share their own Recovery stories and become stronger and more confident as they learn and share with others.
- Purchasing video/sound equipment for the Clubhouse program to engage transitional age young adults (18-25) in services. Young adults in this age range increase their rates of homelessness, legal problems and difficulty attaining educational and vocational goals if they drop out of treatment. Connecting with others with shared interests helps them to stay active in treatment and transition more successfully into independent adult living.