The Health Foundation of South Florida recognizes the value and importance of the consumer and peer movement in promoting mental health system reform. There is a growing consensus that recovery from mental illness is not only possible, but that a recovery-oriented system of care must include the consumer as an active stakeholder.
To that end, HFSF is accepting applications for projects that train and certify peers to become certified peer specialists (by invitation only); support the expansion of clubhouses and drop-in centers; and promote positive changes to the behavioral health system, especially through consumer-driven efforts and consumer advocacy organizations. Through the program, HFSF will awarded one- to two-year grants of up to $90,000.
To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit organization serving Broward, Miami-Dade and/or Monroe counties in South Florida.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the HFSF website.