Mental Health Association of Erie County

Join the Conversation: Anti-Stigma Campaign

“Tower funds will support the launch of Join the Conversation, a public awareness campaign designed to reduce mental illness stigma in Erie County, NY.”

CATEGORY: Community Change
LOCATION: Buffalo, NY
AMOUNT: $200,000 over Two Years
YEAR AWARDED: 2017
WEBSITE: http://www.eriemha.org


Gigi’s Playhouse: Providing a Welcoming Community Space for Individuals Living with Down Syndrome in Western New York

A former beauty school in Buffalo is now a lively gathering place for people with Down syndrome and their families. The spacious, welcoming site is GiGi’s Playhouse Buffalo, a local organization connected to the GiGi’s Playhouse national network of 51 Down syndrome Achievement Centers. Renovations to the space were complete and Executive Director Emily Mondschein … Continued