Community Foundation Holland/Zeeland

News


rss

News & Events

News & Event

Celebrating Ripples of Hope for Mental Health

Mental health is on the minds and hearts of many Holland/Zeeland area community members these days for good reason. Data from the last two Ottawa County Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) and Youth Assessment Survey (YAS) reflects the reality that a growing number of adults, children and families in our community are struggling with mental health issues like depression and suicide. With these critical needs increasing, the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area (CFHZ) is investing in community partners who are working to cultivate a community with greater access to mental health resources.
Mental health is on the minds and hearts of many Holland/Zeeland area community members these days for good reason.  Data from the last two Ottawa County Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) and Youth Assessment Survey (YAS) reflects the reality that a growing number of adults, children and families in our community are struggling with mental health issues like depression and suicide. With these critical needs increasing, the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area (CFHZ) is investing in community partners who are working to cultivate a community with greater access to mental health resources.

The flexibility of our Community’s Endowment allows CFHZ to address Holland/Zeeland’s most pressing needs and promising opportunities as they arise. From 2016 to 2022, CFHZ has committed more than $500,000 to ten different organizations to meet the rising need for mental health services, counseling, and suicide prevention for community members of all ages and demographics. 

CFHZ's investments are one part of a community-wide movement to end the stigmatization surrounding mental health and to provide resources around hope and healing so that all Holland/Zeeland area residents can thrive.

Given how this issue has risen in importance, this year’s Celebration of Philanthropy, Ripples of Hope, will elevate mental health and highlight inspirational stories from some of our key partners working in this space. We hope you will join us on September 12th to celebrate our community’s generosity that is creating Ripples of Hope throughout our region.  


Comments are closed.

Share this page

85 East 8th Street, Suite 110, Holland, MI 49423   (616) 396-6590   Email us