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D’Youville Receives Grant to Fund Mental Health Initiative

D’Youville Receives Grant to Fund Mental Health Initiative

Buffalo, New York – January 19, 2018 – The Patrick P. Lee Foundation has awarded D’Youville College $51,000 to fund the Lee Foundation Mental Health Professional Development Initiative.

With the Lee Foundation’s generous support, D’Youville will provide multiple professional development training opportunities on a range of mental health topics, including current best practices as well as emerging trends.

“We are very grateful to the Lee Foundation for this grant, and we are looking forward to partnering with the foundation to provide training opportunities for professional growth and acquisition of new skills for mental health practitioners,” said Molly Flynn, D’Youville’s associate vice president of Grants and Professional Development and project director for the initiative.

“D’Youville is a leader in health field preparation, and this program once again demonstrates how the College is responsive to the education needs of the community.”

Training will be designed with input from the area’s mental health workforce and allow practitioners to upgrade their professional competencies, acquire new skills, and ultimately, to better meet the mental health needs of the community. Events will begin in early 2018 and more information will be forthcoming. Upcoming trainings and information will be posted at the College's Professional Development website.

“The Lee Foundation is committed to supporting the professional development of mental health practitioners in our community,” said Jane M. Mogavero, executive director of the foundation. “We are excited to partner with D'Youville on this important effort."

The Patrick P. Lee Foundation is a private family foundation started in 2007, and concentrates its grant-making in two key areas: education and mental health. By targeting funds and identifying opportunities for cross-systems work, the foundation seeks to have an immediate and measurable impact.


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