The United Way of Long Island awards over $20,000 to the Mental Health Association of Nassau County, Inc.
The first stream, in the amount of $10,000, was awarded to the MHA PROs program to help sustain an important medical service that allows PROs consumers to continue receiving weekly visits from a medical doctor from Nassau Medical Associates (affiliated with NUMC).
The doctor, working in conjunction with the consumers’ psychiatrist for maximum treatment efficacy, focuses on chronic medical conditions that can have severely detrimental effects, especially on individuals with mental illness. Smoking cessation, obesity, substance use/abuse and diabetes are some of the conditions that are being treated and all results have been positive and concrete. Members are able to manage and improve their blood pressure, weight and A1C levels.
The second stream of funding, in the amount of $12,500, was awarded to the Veterans Health Alliance of Long Island’s PFC. Dwyer Vet2Vet Peer Networking Program. This funding allows for enhanced peer to peer support, as well as for individual peer case management for Long Island veterans.
The funding from the United Way allows the MHANC to continue to positively support its program and community members with the best services possible. For more information about the above, or any of our programs, please call 516-504-HELP (4357).