Earlier in February, The Johnson Family Foundation awarded a $20,000 capacity building grant to the Sacramento LGBT Community Center as part of its Mental Health Initiative in collaboration with CenterLink, the Community of LGBT Centers. This grant will help the Center expand and renovate new space and create a safer and more welcoming environment to serve more LGBTQ people in its mental health support programs.
“We are very grateful for the investment the Johnson Family Foundation has made in the Center’s expansion. Our current facilities are drastically undersized to meet the needs of LGBTQ+ community members seeking help at the Center. Support groups often spill into the hallways and we do not have enough confidential spaces to meet with clients for counseling, case management, and crisis intervention services. We are very excited to be working toward larger and more comfortable space to support our community and collaborate with community partners,” said David Heitstuman, Center Executive Director.
Grant funds will be used to assist with relocation, renovation, and furnishing of spaces at the Center used for mental health services. Success will be achieved when LGBTQ+ community members feel comfortable and at home, able to trust that their privacy is protected and their identity affirmed as the Center works to create a region where LGBTQ people thrive.