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Gravenhurst Rotary Receives $1 Million For Youth Mental Health

Posted: 2019-12-03 09:12:44 By: hbr

The Rotary Club of Gravenhurst announced they have received $1 Million from an anonymous donor to benefit child and youth mental health in Gravenhurst.

The donor, concerned about the increasing rates of anxiety, depression and panic attacks among our youth, and committed to stemming an alarming spike in youth suicide, has directed that the fund be used “to facilitate access to professional support for children and youth of all genders, ages 5 -25, who are diagnosed with mental illness and/or considered to be in crisis or at high risk.”

The Rotary Club is developing the structures and policies needed to manage the fund responsibly and is expected to begin to accept applications in 2020.