United Bank Foundation Massachusetts Awards $5,000 to Support MHA’s Youth Adult Transition Program
(West Springfield, Mass.: May 7, 2019) The United Bank Foundation Massachusetts today announced that they have awarded Mental Health Association, Inc. (MHA), a nonprofit organization based in Springfield, a $5,000 grant to help alleviate the costs of direct service programming through their Young Adult Transition Program.
MHA provides services throughout the Greater Springfield area to people impacted by mental illness, developmental disabilities, substance abuse and homelessness. The $5,000 grant that was unanimously approved by United’s Massachusetts charitable foundation would specifically support the Young Adult Transition Program through the purchase of sensory materials for self-coping skills, fund educational field trips and outings and make improvements to the homelike atmosphere they create with new furniture in three of MHA’s residences.
“Unquestionably, MHA is a critical partner in the Greater Springfield area that is squarely focused on supporting vulnerable people in our communities while guiding them toward the goal of reaching their maximum potential. Our foundation recognizes and appreciates the important work MHA has done for nearly 60 years and we are confident this grant will go a very long way in helping them achieve their core values of respect, integrity and compassion for the people and communities they proudly serve,” said Dan Flynn, President of the United Bank Foundation Massachusetts and EVP/Chief Operating Officer of Wholesale Banking at United.
MHA, founded in 1960, currently serves approximately 600 individuals annually in a geographic area that includes Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties in Western Mass.
For more information on MHA, please visit www.mhainc.org/
MHA is a nonprofit provider of residential and support services based in Springfield, MA. We provide services throughout the Greater Springfield area to people impacted by mental illness, developmental disabilities, substance abuse and homelessness. Our agency’s core values are Respect, Integrity and Compassion.
MHA has 325 full and part-time employees and serves more than 350 participants annually. We operate 21 residential sites as well as extensive outreach and supported living programs. We receive state and federal funding from multiple sources including the MA Department of Mental Health (DMH), MA Department of Developmental Services (DDS), MA Department of Children and Families (DCF), Mass. Rehabilitation Commission (MRC), the MA Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).