"Friends of WMH", a 501(c)3, assists Wasatch Behavioral 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. Thru out the year, the Advisory Board runs two major fundraising events: The Wasatch Wellness Run and Family Fun Fair in August and the GIANT Steps Auction in March.
One easy way that you can help support Friends of Wasatch Mental Health is thru the Amazon Smile Program. When you shop on Amazon, a portion of your purchases will be donated by Amazon to Friends of WMH.
Click on the picture (left) to go to the Amazon website and sign up for the program. Be sure to choose "Friends of Wasatch Mental Health Foundation" as your charity and then a portion of your Amazon purchases will be donated to Friends of WMH.
Ever forget to go to SMILE first when shopping on Amazon?
Don't worry, we do too sometimes. However, if you want a portion of all your purchases to be donated, then download the FREE Google Chrome extension Smilematic to be redirected every time.
(also supports Firefox and Safari)
Friends of WMH has recently funded the following programs:
- Contributed funds to allow clients without Medicaid to attend our Wasatch House program (an ICCD-certified Clubhouse program). Wasatch house provides adult clients with a place to go during the day where they can contribute, learn, and make friends. The program uses a work-ordered day to assist adults in stabilizing symptoms and returning to work based on the internationally recognized "clubhouse" treatment model.
- 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.