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Partners for Healing wins mental health grant

Partners for Healing Nurse Practitioners Heather McAlister (left) and Faith LeGrone (right) will help more local working uninsured patients receive mental health treatment thanks in part to a grant from the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. (Photo Provided)

REGIONAL NEWS — Social isolation due to the global pandemic, the stress of working from home and remote learning, our state’s opioid crisis … it can all feel overwhelming. But thanks to new grant, one local healthcare provider will be able to allocate more resources toward mental health.

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT) recently awarded Partners for Healing – a non-profit organization serving the working uninsured in Moore, Coffee, and Franklin counties – a $5,000 grant to address mental health issue in this area. According to Partners, the funding will allow them to expand its relationship with Centerstone Mental Health Care and increase the number of mental health appointments made.

“I am so excited to work with Partners for Healing to address the mental health and improve the wellbeing of some of the most vulnerable in our community,” said Partners for Healings Nurse Practitioner Heather McAlister.

Partners was among the 350 nonprofits across 40 Middle Tennessee counties that received their share of over $2.2 million in grants during the 2020 annual grantmaking process. Established in 2001, Partners for Healing serves as a free primary medical clinic for those who live or work in Moore, Franklin and Coffee counties. To qualify for services, applicants must have a total household income of less than 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines and at least one member of the household must work a minimum of 20 hours each week.

For more information about receiving mental health or other healthcare from Partners for Healing, call them at 931-455-5014 or to learn more visit their website by clicking here. •

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