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Spurwink Grants in Action: November 2021

By November 22, 2021June 20th, 2022Blog

Spurwink’s ability to provide behavioral health and education services for children, adults, and families in Maine is made possible through the generous support from our community. This year, we are especially grateful for the tremendous support we’ve received from foundations and corporations from September-November including:

Unum ($30,000) and the Hudson Foundation ($25,000) provided funds for culturally appropriate behavioral health services for immigrant and refugee youth and their families through school groups and trauma-informed therapy in our ShifaME program. Funds will provide basic needs and access to critical mental health services for children and their families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Key Bank Foundation awarded Spurwink $25,000 to launch the Key Bank Workforce Fund to help address the workforce crisis. The Fund will provide matching tuition-reimbursement for staff continuing their education and opportunities for professional development in the behavioral health and education fields, improving the expertise and wage potential of the Spurwink workforce.

The Virginia Hodgkins Somers Foundation has provided $20,000 to ensure access to behavioral health care and educational services for children attending Spurwink’s Therapeutic Preschool and youth affected by behavioral health and intellectual disabilities in York County.

The UPS Foundation awarded Spurwink’s statewide A Family for ME foster care recruitment program $15,000 toward raising awareness about the urgent need for foster families in Maine.

The Marr-Anderson Family Foundation provided $10,000 to help children, youth, adults, and families who lack insurance or are under-insured access critical mental health services and basic needs through Spurwink’s Outpatient and Community Services division.

Norway Savings Bank awarded $10,000 for wellness activities at Spurwink’s new Adult Co-occurring Residential program providing trauma informed, recovery oriented Residential Treatment Services for adults with serious mental health needs and substance use disorders.

Thank you for partnering with us to help children, adults, and families affected by behavioral health challenges and developmental disabilities live healthy, engaged lives in our communities!