06/20/2006

Chestnut Ridge Hospital Awards Grants to 16 Service Organizations

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –  Chestnut Ridge Hospital, the behavioral medicine treatment center of West Virginia University Hospitals, recently awarded grants to 16 non-profit groups serving north-central West Virginia for improving the mental health of West Virginians.

Hospital officials presented the grant awards, which range from $200-450, to the agencies during a noon luncheon today in the Chestnut Ridge Hospital Faculty Dining Room.

Through its Grassroots Grant Program, Chestnut Ridge Hospital financially supports groups that make a significant difference in their communities.

This year’s recipients of awards and their projects include:

After School for All Coalition – to fund “Get Outside and Play Day”

Alzheimer’s Association – to create Alzheimer’s magnets

CASA for Kids – to purchase training materials for volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children through the court system

Compeer of Monongalia County – home service needs

Family Resource Network – to fund “Family Night at Krepps”

In Touch & Concerned – to purchase birthday cards for elderly clients

Monongalia Medical Alliance – to purchase stop violence materials

Mental Health Association of Morgantown – to purchase art supplies for an art-based outreach project for the Friendship Room

Health Right – to purchase education materials for patients

Rock Forge Neighborhood House – to purchase items for summer day camp

The Shack Neighborhood House – to fund lunchtime literacy

Sundale Nursing Home – to fund raised garden

United Way Volunteer Action center – to fund the intergenerational picnic between Youth United and local nursing home residents

Valley Healthcare System – to purchase clinical materials

West Virginia Family Grief Centerto purchase materials to furnish teen room

West Virginia Senior Legal Aid – to fund printing of updated materials

Chestnut Ridge Hospital is a 70-bed psychiatric and chemical dependency facility staffed by WVU psychiatrists, psychologists and other professionals. It offers comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, and consultation services to adults and adolescents suffering from various psychiatric disorders.

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For more information:
Bill Case, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
casew@rcbhsc.wvu.edu
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