As many of you know, over the last three years, we have raised funds to pay for mental healthcare for families in need. We appreciate all your support in helping us raise over $140,000 however, even at that rate, we can only help 1-2 families a year.
We want and need to do more.
We are very excited to report that LAF will be supporting McLean Hospital in establishing its very first PACT program to help more families every year. Also a first, this program will include a scholarship bed. In addition, we believe health insurers may be interested in covering care of this type in the future.
The first step is to get the program established and that requires philanthropic support. We have commitments for much of the amount needed, but still need to raise $100,000 over the next two years.
To do that, we need your help.
PACT (Program of Assertive Community Treatment) is a system that serves people with major mental illness, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and is designed to support those at risk for repeated hospitalizations or who have had recent homelessness.