02/07/2007

Chestnut Ridge Hospital Seeks “Grassroots Grants” Applications

MORGANTOWN, W.Va .--Chestnut Ridge Hospital, part of West Virginia University Hospitals, is seeking applications for its annual “Grassroots Grants Program.” 

This program provides financial support for community projects relating to mental health, mental illness, substance abuse and dependence, adolescents and teenagers, family preservation, and other closely related issues. 

Consideration for the grants award is open to any non-profit organization or group from West Virginia. 

Last year, Chestnut Ridge Hospital distributed grants to 16 non-profit agencies including After School for All, Alzheimer’s Association, CASA, Compeer, Family Resource Network, In Touch & Concerned, Monongalia Medical Alliance, Mental Health Association of Morgantown, Health Right, Rock Forge, The Shack, Sundale Nursing Home, United Way Volunteer Action Center, Valley Healthcare, West Virginia Family Grief Center and West Virginia Senior Legal Aid.

“The ‘Grassroots Grants’ program is a symbol of our commitment to the community and state and will help to provide much needed services for citizens who may not otherwise have access to necessary healthcare and treatment, “ said Douglas Mitchell, director.

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

To request an application or additional information, call Chestnut Ridge Hospital at (304) 598-6422.

All applications shall be submitted to Chestnut Ridge Hospital 930 Chestnut Ridge Road, Box 9846, Morgantown, WV  26505, attention Janet Scarcelli. Deadline for applications is April 30. 

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For more information:
Steve Bovino, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
bovinost@wvuh.com
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