The Commission on Religion and Race of The United Methodist Church (GCORR) is pleased to announce the recipients of the CORR Action Fund (CAF) Grant program, an initiative aimed at fostering mental health awareness and wellness through the creation of cohorts and small groups in the United States.
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Open to both pastors and laity of the United Methodist Church in the United States, the CORR Action Fund Grant received applications from churches and ministries eager to develop cohorts that address mental health issues within a framework of inclusivity and diversity. The selected recipients have demonstrated outstanding dedication to fostering mental health awareness and wellness, as well as a strong commitment to justice-oriented praxis.
"We are thrilled to announce the recipients of the CORR Action Fund Grant program," said CAF Committee Chair, Rev. Dr. Stephen Handy. "These individuals and groups have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to advancing mental health awareness and wellness within the United Methodist Church community. By fostering inclusivity, diversity, and trauma-informed care, we believe these cohorts and small groups will have a lasting and positive impact on individuals and communities alike."
The CORR Action Fund Grant program exemplifies GCORR's dedication to promoting culturally appropriate practices and embracing diversity within the United Methodist Church. The recipients of this grant will make meaningful strides in enhancing mental health awareness and wellness, ultimately contributing to a stronger, more compassionate community.
The $10,000 Awardees are:
Adelante Conjuntos Mental Health Initiative in the Rio Texas Conference
Building a Beloved Community in the Wisconsin Conference
Drop In Recovery in the North Alabama Conference
Impacto Communitario in the Rio Texas Conference
Mental Health for Youth in Community in the California Pacific Conference
Minority Clergy Mental Health Intensive in the South Georgia Conference
Oasis of Hope: Mind & Heart Wholeness in the Greater New Jersey Conference
Rising from the Ashes: Developing Community Healing in the Midst of Grief in the West Ohio Conference
"Safe Space" in the California Pacific Conference
Sawubona Leadership Summit of the National Organization
The Well-Being Project of the Wisconsin Conference
Triumph Over Trauma Circles of the Native American International Caucus
Wesley at UCF Counseling Services in the Florida Conference
Awardees of Less than $10,000 are:
Voices of Faith in Action (VOFIA): Listening, Learning & Healing in the North Carolina Conference awarded $9,950
Women's Empowerment Group Wellness Program in the Texas Conference awarded $9,380
Capturing Our Voices: A Photovoice Project on Mental Health Experiences of African American Youth in the West Ohio Conference awarded $7,500
Grief Share for Faith Community in the Florida Conference awarded $595
excerpt from a press release by Jeehye Kim Pak, Senior Director of Communications and Marketing
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