Children’s Home Society Receives Grant From Space Coast Health Foundation

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Children’s Home Society of Florida received a $20,000 Pickett Responsive Grant from the Space Coast Health Foundation. (Children’s Home Society of Florida image)

Children’s Home Society of Florida received a $20,000 Pickett Responsive Grant from the Space Coast Health Foundation. (Children’s Home Society of Florida image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Children’s Home Society of Florida received a $20,000 Pickett Responsive Grant from the Space Coast Health Foundation.

The grant will underwrite one-third of a full-time mental health counselor’s salary, expanding the Brevard division’s mental health services to uninsured patients suffering from mental ailments, such as substance abuse and postpartum depression.

“The Space Coast Health Foundation is pleased to support the work of Children’s Home Society of Florida’s Bridge Project by providing financial resources to fulfill the need for additional behavioral health and substance abuse services for the uninsured,” said Johnette Gindling, Executive Director of the Space Coast Health Foundation.

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The program’s goal is to provide services to those in need while limiting barriers such as transportation and child care.

Increasing accessibility, appointments will take place in-home, at school or in a community location.

Teresa Miles

Teresa Miles

“By providing mental health services to a variety of populations, the Foundation’s support will make a grand difference in the lives of Brevard County families,” said Teresa Miles, executive director of Children’s Home Society of Florida, serving children and families in Brevard County.

The grant will also provide mental health services to parents of homeless students, unaccompanied high school students who are over age 18, homeless women who reside in the Jimmie Smith Transitional Living Cottage, and teenagers approaching age 18 who will soon lose state funding.

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