Chestnut Ridge Center offers Grassroots Grants

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Chestnut Ridge Center, part of West Virginia University Hospitals, is seeking applicants for its annual Grassroots Grants Program.

This program provides seed money for community projects relating to mental health, mental illness, substance abuse and dependence, and family preservation.

Grants of up to $1,000 each are open to any non-profit organization or group in West Virginia. 

“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 of Chestnut Ridge Center.

Last year, 17 grants were distributed to the following programs:  After School For All Coalition, Alzheimer’s Association, Center for Excellence in Disabilities, Compeer, Marion County Family Resource Network, Monongalia County Family Resource Network, Mental Health Association, Morgantown Health Right, Mon Valley Homeless Initiative, Rock Forge Neighborhood House, Stepping Stones, Sundale, Try Again Homes, United Way VAC, Unity House Apartments, Valley Healthcare and WV Family Grief Center.

Chestnut Ridge Center is a 70-bed psychiatric and chemical dependency facility staffed by WVU psychiatrists, psychologists and other professionals.

It offers comprehensive inpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient and consultation services to adults and adolescents suffering from various psychiatric disorders.

To request an application or additional information, call (304) 598-6422, or refer to our website at http://health.wvu.edu/grassroots/.

All applications must be mailed by April 30 to Chestnut Ridge Center, 930 Chestnut Ridge Road, Box 9846, Morgantown, WV  26505, attention Janet Scarcelli. 


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For more information:
Janet Scarcelli, Chestnut Ridge Center
rs: 02-20-08

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