Mental Health Advocates of WNY (formerly Mental Health Association of Erie County)

Service Innovation & Impact Initiative

“The Service Innovation & Impact Initiative (SIII) includes a group of ten health and human service organizations located in the WNY region. The overall intent is to streamline services at a single location to create better options for clients and increased agency efficiency. The shared space project will reduce administrative costs and allow the collaborative to devote more time and resources to direct services.”

CATEGORY: Strengthening Partner Capacity
LOCATION: Buffalo, NY
AMOUNT: $150,000 over 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