MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- The United Way of Northern Westchester awarded more than $5,000 in grants to programs around the area, including a Mount Kisco clinic.
The grants are part of United Way's 2012-2013 Local Presence Program and were awarded following the recommendations of United Way Local Presence Committee Members Marcel Hegglin (Chair), Nancy Gould and Susan Tansey.
These grants awarded by the program help pay for local community-based human and health service organizations that do not currently receive United Way money. Organizations that receive money share with United Way the fundamental belief that education, income, and health are essential for a better life.
This year's recipients were: Charles L. Brieant Community Center; SPARC, Inc; The Mental Health Association of Westchester – Mount Kisco Clinic; and Westchester Exceptional Children’s School.
For 67 years, the Mental Health Association of Westchester has provided behavioral health services to the community to help each person achieve their personal goals and lead independent and healthy lives. Its Mount Kisco Clinic provides core services and assisted almost 550 individuals in 2012. This year’s grant will allow the clinic to purchase new toys, games and art supplies used with adults and children during therapy, as well as provide healthy refreshments for adult therapy groups that meet three times per month.
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