Buffalo String Works

Prioritizing Mental Health Support through Community Health Workers

To meet the mental health support needs that have been expressed by families, BSW is expanding our staff to include 2 Community Health Workers to lead a 2-year pilot initiative, 2021 – 2023. The CHWs will work with stakeholders to establish a support system woven throughout our music classrooms and organizational structure.

CATEGORY: Programs & Services
LOCATION: Buffalo, NY
AMOUNT: $83,976
YEAR AWARDED: 2021
WEBSITE: buffalostringworks.org


Helping Students Deal with Mental Health Challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the growing mental health crisis for too many young people. Even before the pandemic, depression, anxiety, and suicidality rates were sharply rising among teens in America. In 2019, rates of adolescents reporting a major depressive episode were up 60 percent from about ten years prior.[1] Articles appear in the media … Continued