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


Helping Young People Achieve Their Goals: Center for Self-Advocacy

Transitioning to adulthood is a challenge for many young people. This challenge is further heightened for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) as they move from children to adult services. Studies show that individuals with ID are more likely to have poorer post school outcomes relative to their peers without disabilities. Recently, the Tower Foundation provided … Continued