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New Episode: Navigating Memory Loss

In 2015, it was estimated that 115,000 people in Wisconsin had dementia. By 2040, that number is expected to increase to 242,000, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.  In this podcast episode, we learn about a new free program from Fox Valley Memory Project, called Memory Link. The program provides personal support and resources […]

Care in Action: A new podcast episode

We’ve posted a brand new podcast episode of Voices from the Valley, as we continue our conversation about how a new two-year pilot program is embedding an Outagamie County clinical therapist within the Appleton Police Department to improve the way first responders handle crisis situations involving mental health. The idea is to have the therapist […]

Calumet County School Districts Receive Landmark Grants for Mental Health Services

News conference at Calumet County Park announcing new mental health screening and counseling initiative. By Jane Frantz, Development & Communications Director, Samaritan Counseling Center A coalition of five Calumet County school districts will begin to offer school-based mental health screening and counseling services this spring thanks to a $231,544 grant from the Basic Needs Giving […]

Nelson fund distributes extra $1 million when need is high

Twenty-three nonprofits throughout northeastern Wisconsin got a boost at a time it was most needed from an extra $1 million in grants awarded from the David L. and Rita E. Nelson Family Fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. The additional grants, recommended at a special virtual meeting of the fund’s Advisory […]

COVID Response Fund Reaches $1 Million in Grants to Local Nonprofits, $1.5 Million in Donations

LEAVEN Fox Cities is among the latest local nonprofits to receive a grant from the COVID-19 Community Response Fund, established by the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region and United Way Fox Cities. In an incredible show of charity and selflessness during a time of challenges, hundreds of generous individuals, businesses and foundations have […]

Us 2 Behavioral Health Care increases access to mental health care in the Fox Cities 

The Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation recently awarded a $57,600 grant to Us 2 Behavioral Health Care to help hire a therapist to provide culturally responsive counseling to minority groups in the Fox Cities and offer training and consulting to local agencies that also seek to serve minority clients. The nonprofit opened last […]

Mental health program focuses on birth to 5

Children not yet old enough even to go to school will be the beneficiaries of Catalpa Health’s latest mental health counseling program, supported by a $40,000 grant from the Community Foundation’s Bright Idea Fund. Six nonprofits received funding totaling $179,600 for  projects meant to protect children, foster volunteerism and improve our  quality of life. The […]