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Albemarle Foundation Partners with SHARE Charlotte For a Third Year to make SHARE SHINE Nonprofit Programming affordable for 550+ Nonprofit Partners

Written by Erin Morris    on February 28, 2022

We are excited to announce Albemarle Foundation’s commitment to ensure that SHARE Charlotte’s SHARE SHINE programming continues to be affordable to all 550+ SHARE Charlotte nonprofit partners.

SHINE™, which stands for SHAREholders in Nonprofit Empowerment, will provide nonprofit participants exclusive access to SHARE’s most valued programs including SHARE-a-Latte ( monthly nonprofit networking series with funders or influential Charlotteans), six annual business development workshops, an annual nonprofit summit, and early bird opportunities to participate in community events such as #WomenGiveCLT and #YPMixerCLT.  SHINE’s™ affordable annual fee will help sustain SHARE’s ability to support nonprofits at the highest level. 

#SpotlightOnCLT: InnerVision

Written by Erin Morris    on February 25, 2022    in
Our #SpotlightOnCLT Mental Health Month story focuses today on InnerVision.  We spoke with Director Dr. Cheryl Nicholas to learn more about how InnerVision is making an impact on mental well being in Charlotte.
 
What would you like for the community to know about the challenges your organization is trying to solve?
 
The unemployment rate is ~ 80% for individuals with severe and persistent mental health challenges. The death rate  for  individuals with severe and persistent mental health challenges is almost ~25% higher than the general population. There is stigma, misunderstanding and lack of knowledge about resources, services, supports and effective mental health interventions available in our community. Individuals with mental illnesses, including persons with severe and persistent challenges, can and do recover.  

#SpotlightOnCLT: Sanctuary Counseling Group

Written by Erin Morris    on February 24, 2022    in
Our #SpotlightOnCLT Mental Health Month story focuses today on Sanctuary Counseling Group.  We spoke with Kate Welsh to learn more about how Sanctuary Counseling Group is making an impact on mental well being in Charlotte.
 
What would you like for the community to know about the challenges your organization is trying to solve?
 
"Of the 452,000 adults in North Carolina who did not receive needed mental health care, 44.8% did not because of cost."
 
Could you describe for our community how Sanctuary Counseling Group supports mental well being?
 

#SpotlightOnCLT: The FACTS Initiative

Written by Erin Morris    on February 24, 2022    in
Our #SpotlightOnCLT Mental Health Month story focuses today on The Facts Initiative.  We spoke with Director Gwen Harris to learn more about how The FACTS Initiative is making an impact on mental well being in Charlotte.
 
What would you like for the community to know about the challenges your organization is trying to solve?
 
We are working to solve issues with client's being able to access quality mental health services and untreated trauma responses for victims and displaced children and families. 
 
Could you describe for our community how The FACTS Initiative supports mental well being?
 

#SpotlightOnCLT: Psychology For All

Written by Erin Morris    on February 24, 2022    in

Our #SpotlightOnCLT Mental Health Month story focuses today on Psychology For All.  We spoke with Carrie Reinhardt to learn more about how Psychology For All is making an impact on mental well being in Charlotte.

What would you like for the community to know about the challenges your organization is trying to solve?

​Launched in the summer of 2015 by a team of mental health services providers and community leaders, passionate about improving the mental health of Charlotte’s residents, Psychology for All is dedicated to breaking down the barriers to mental health services.

Could you describe for our community how Psychology For All supports mental well being?

#SpotlightOnCLT: Equitable Foundation Supporting Our Local Teachers

Written by Erin Morris    on February 23, 2022    in
As we continue our focus on Mental Health this month, we would like to shine a spotlight on Equitable Foundation and Leah Marone, LCSW, a psychotherapist and Corporate Mental Health Consultant.

Together, along with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools they are focused on the mental health of teachers and have created a pilot program at two schools, Renaissance West STEAM Academy and North Mecklenburg High School, to work with their Beginning Teacher cohort (or those within their first three years of teaching).  Studies have shown that this group of teachers can become frustrated and leave the profession if they aren't being given the right tools from the beginning.

The pilot, available to the schools at no cost, is outlined in 3 parts:
  • Part 1: Includes an assessment and general tips for navigating stress and creating boundaries.

#SpotlightOnCLT: First Responders 1st

Written by Erin Morris    on February 22, 2022    in
Our #SpotlightOnCLT Mental Health Month story focuses today on First Responders 1st.  We spoke with Director Lonnie Clouse to learn more about how First Responders 1st is making an impact on mental well being in Charlotte.

What would you like for the community to know about the challenges your organization is trying to solve?

First responders are involved in many crisis situations. They always have to be strong when people are at their worst. However, they need to also take care of their holistic health. There is a stigma in the first responder community to reach out for mental health help. We need to remove this stigma and get them the needed health services so that they can give their best to their families, work, and community.

Could you describe for our community how First Responders 1st supports mental well being?

#SpotlightOnCLT: Family Mankind

Written by Erin Morris    on February 15, 2022    in
Our #SpotlightOnCLT Mental Health story focuses today on Family Mankind.  We spoke with Executive Director A.W. Burgess to learn more about how Family Mankind is making an impact on mental well being in Charlotte.

What would you like for the community to know about the challenges your organization is trying to solve?

We are trying to permanently eradicate domestic violence and the remnants such as child abuse, bullying, & sexual assault.

Could you describe for our community how Family Mankind supports mental well being?

We are to domestic violence offenders what AA® is to those who struggle with Alcoholism.

Could you share an impactful story with us about Family Mankind?
 

#SpotlightOnCLT: McLeod Addictive Disease Center

Written by Erin Morris    on February 14, 2022

Our #SpotlightOnCLT Mental Health month focuses today on the McLeod Addictive Disease Center.  SHARE Charlotte learned from Director, Mary H. Ward, how McLeod Addictive Disease Center is making an impact on mental well being in our community.

What would you like for the community to know about the challenges your organization is trying to solve?

"We treat adults with substance use disorders; with opiod treatment services being our largest.  Most of our patients are indigent, uninsured, and pay for treatment out of pocket."

Could you describe for our community how The McLeod Addictive Disease Center supports mental well being?

"We help adults see they can recover from using substances.  We provide medication and behavioral therapy to help people get well."

2022 Board Of Directors Announcement

Written by Erin Morris    on February 9, 2022    in

SHARE CHARLOTTE ANNOUNCES 2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 
Diverse Mix of Business and Community Leaders Includes Three New Members
 
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (2/10/22) – SHARE Charlotte, a one-stop shop for connecting with 500+ Mecklenburg County nonprofits, today announced its 2022 Board of Directors that includes 8 returning members and 3 new additions including:

Tamara Johnson, Ph.D. , Director of Engaged Scholarship at UNC Charlotte
 

#SpotlightOnCLT: Mental Health Nonprofit Partners

Written by Erin Morris    on February 2, 2022    in
#SpotlightOnCLT Mental Health Nonprofit Partners 

With help from Dr. Alyson Kuroski-Mazzei and our friends at HopeWay Charlotte, we introduced our February #SpotlightOnCLT series last week by focusing on the important topic of mental health, especially during this collective pandemic trauma we are all experiencing.  We hope to shine some light onto the mental health community, paving the way for mental well being.

Today we're taking the time to introduce our SHARE Charlotte Nonprofit #SpotlightOnCLT Partners.  These neighbors, friends, mentors, colleagues, and professionals are doing the good work right here in our communities.  Through these highlights, we hope to amplify their voices, sheparding their opportunity to have an even greater impact.

Follow along with us throughout the entire month as we share their stories.

February #SpotlightOnCLT Nonprofit Partners: