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Partnership for Violence Free Families receives grant for mental health first aid classes

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The $20 thousand dollar grant, awarded from the Healthpath Foundation of Ohio, increases the people trained in mental health first aid in Allen, Auglaize, and Hardin counties. The $20 thousand dollar grant, awarded from the Healthpath Foundation of Ohio, increases the people trained in mental health first aid in Allen, Auglaize, and Hardin counties.
Last year, PVFF trained 811 people including 10 school systems and universities through the 8-hour course. Last year, PVFF trained 811 people including 10 school systems and universities through the 8-hour course.

The Partnership for Violence Free Families, receiving a new grant, allowing them to offer more mental health first aid classes.

The $20 thousand dollar grant, awarded from the Healthpath Foundation of Ohio, increases the people trained in mental health first aid in Allen, Auglaize, and Hardin counties. The funding will be used to have more individuals nationally certified as mental health first aid instructors, and to buy the mental health first aid manuals required for everyone wanting training.

"What sparked the grant was the fact that as we came through their was some barriers for people taking the class, especially college-age students and so we held the class at three different colleges in the area and what we found out was that it was really hard for the kids to come up with the money, so we want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to take the class, which requires the manual, so at $20 a manual we are able to supply that now for this coming year," said Donna Dickman, Executive Director of Partnership for Violence Free Families.

Last year, PVFF trained 811 people including 10 school systems and universities through the 8-hour course. The next class will be on July 26th in St. Marys. If you'd like to take the class, call 419-549-8530.
 

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