Best Buddies International

Best Buddies Massachusetts Elementary School Friendship Project

“This $25,000 grant will support the creation of five Best Buddies elementary school chapters in the Cape Cod area.  Best Buddies chapters bring students with intellectual disabilities together with classmates without intellectual disabilities to socialize, to participate in fun activities, and to create more inclusive classrooms.”

CATEGORY: Programs & Services
LOCATION: Boston, MA (Barnstable, Dukes, Essex, Nantucket)
AMOUNT: $25,000 for One Year
YEAR AWARDED: 2018

The phrases "Join the Conversation" and "Let's Talk Stigma" on either side of a microphone.


Join the Conversation: An Anti-Stigma Campaign

Back in the fall of 2015, a coalition of Erie County-based behavioral health providers, agencies, and funders began to take shape. The group, coming together as the Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition, dedicated itself to addressing the negative perceptions that so many continue to have about mental health challenges and people who deal with these challenges. … Continued