CHESTER COUNTY, PA — The Chester County Women’s Commission selected and provided grant funding to four organizations to support and enhance programming that supports women and mental health in Chester County. The grants were announced during the May 18, 2023, Women In Chester County Blueprint Lunch Series that is hosted by The Fund for Women and Girls. As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, the May lunch event focused on women and mental wellness. The Commission’s focus for 2023 is highlighting and recognizing the unique needs and intersection of women and mental health.
The four organizations that received grants of $2,500 each are Community Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM), LCH Health & Community Services (LCH), Maternal and Child Health Consortium (MCHC), and Project Healing Hive. All of these organizations offer mental health and wellness programs specifically designed for women around Chester County.
CVIM hosts a monthly group, Cafecitos, where female patients receive education to improve their health and the health of their children. LCH offers Women in Action, an ongoing group designed to help women learn new, more effective ways to build healthier relationships and make room for more balanced authenticity in their lives. MCHC’s Healthy Start program has a therapist that supports pregnant and parenting people to ensure access to perinatal services and to support socioemotional strength. Project Healing Hive has a Surviving to Thriving Women’s Health Meet-up, where women come together and support their own healing journey and their neighbors while breaking the stigma surrounding mental health.
Chester County Women’s Commission President, Meghan McVety, and Commission member and The Fund Executive Director, Kim Andrews, were present for the grant recognition. “We are pleased to support these organizations that focus on women and mental health throughout the county,” said McVety. “We are grateful that Chester County and our Commissioners prioritize the health and well-being of women in our community.” For information on future lunch events hosted by The Fund for Women and Girls, visit: https://www.thefundcc.org/
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