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Parkland Cares awards grants to local mental health providers



Since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018, Parkland Cares has made its mission to provide immediate and long-term funding as well as awareness for mental health counseling for the tragedies’ survivors, their families and the community-at-large.

Parkland Cares, which launched its efforts the day after the shooting, recently awarded its fifth round of grants to local mental health nonprofits, totaling $100,000. Over the past three years, Parkland Cares has awarded $675,000 to mental health providers.

The latest grant recipients included Eagles’ Haven ($25,000), 5655 Coral Ridge Drive, in Coral Springs; Tomorrow’s Rainbow ($30,000), 4341 NW 39th Ave., in Coconut Creek; Henderson Behavioral Health ($25,000), 3501 S. University Drive # 6, in Davie; and the Children’s Bereavement Center ($15,000), 6619 S. Dixie Highway #302, in Miami.

“As we marked three years since the 2018 tragedy, we know the psychological wounds are still raw for so many in the community,” Parkland Cares Executive Director Stacey Udine said in a statement. “We’re confident these organizations will help those who are suffering so they can continue with the healing process.”

Adjusting to the world of COVID-19, the four mental health providers that received this year’s grants have continued to offer care through virtual platforms to those affected by the tragedy.

Understanding the impact of the donations, Eagles’ Haven community outreach specialist Jeanette Cohen acknowledged that without the grants many families would be unable to receive assistance.

“Eagles’ Haven is immensely grateful for the grant provided by Parkland Cares,” Cohen said in a statement. “Without this grant, many families and community members would not receive critical crisis assistance. With this grant, Eagles’ Havens’ navigators can provide immediate crisis intervention, make referrals to the appropriate services and offer much-needed support.”


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