BBX Capital Foundation presented over $100,000 in grants to seven Broward County nonprofit organizations that provide supportive services to local residents with mental health or co-occurring diagnoses during a Grant Presentation Reception at South Florida Wellness Network on June 20. BBX Capital Foundation partnered with Broward Behavioral Health Coalition (BBHC) who helped coordinate the event and identify the organizations who received the grants. BBHC is Broward County’s local behavioral health managing entity, which is responsible for the contracting, monitoring, clinical quality oversight and performance improvement of the state-funded behavioral health services.
The mental health support nonprofits
The seven non-profit organizations that received the grants from the BBX Capital Foundation included Tomorrow’s Rainbow, SunServe, Equine Assisted Therapy, Canine Assisted Therapy, Henderson Behavioral Health, NAMI Broward, and South Florida Wellness Network. The organizations will use the funding to support a wide range of supportive services, such as housing, educational, employment and recreational activities, among others.
During the event, Jarett Levan, president & CEO of BBX Capital, his wife Dara Levan, and Lois Marino, Executive Director of the BBX Capital Foundation and Director of Community Engagement at BBX Capital, presented the grants to each of the deserving recipients. Jarett Levan also spoke about the BBX Capital Foundation’s commitment to mental health wellness in our community. In addition, Broward County Vice Mayor Nan Rich and Silvia Quintana, CEO of BBHC, together spoke about BBHC’s 10-year anniversary/history and all the support that the organization provides to the community. They also thanked BBX Capital and the BBX Capital Foundation for their support and commitment to making a difference in our community. Susan Nyamora, CEO/President of South Florida Wellness Network, welcomed the attendees and passionately spoke about her mental health journey.
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