By Jill Fox
In just three years, Parkland Cares has provided $675,000 in funding for mental health counseling for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting survivors, their families, and the community.
Now, the local nonprofit is taking applications for its next round of grants, bringing the total to $800,000 for organizations that align with their funding priorities.
Parkland Cares was designed to be a collaboration of partners striving to bring counseling services and information to communities.
With their recently expanded mission, they are now awarding funds to nonprofit organizations for trauma care anywhere in South Florida (not just in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Community).
Executive Director Stacey Udine said their expanded mission opens up the door to be able to take care of the South Florida community and help provide trauma care for anyone who needs it.
“We will be working with the residents of Surfside to provide therapists and any other organizations that can help them heal as a community,” said Udine.
The application period is open now through August 31, and the guidelines and eligibility can be found here.
Udine said their ultimate goal is to be able to reach out to everyone in South Florida suffering from trauma care.
“Tragedies don’t end so Parkland Cares is here to continue supporting them.”
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- Jill Fox is an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer. She has worked in public relations and television for over 20 years. Fox lives in Parkland with her husband and their two children.
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