Support the 2021 Reliant Foundation Annual Appeal
Reality. Recovery. Resilience.
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines these three powerful words in the following ways:
Reality (n.): The true situation that exists
Recovery (n.): The process of combating a disorder or a real or perceived problem
Resilience (n.): The ability to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens
We are facing a mental health crisis of historic proportions. For many, reality is a daily battle with anxiety and depression that comes as the result of traumatic life experiences, and the events of the last two years have only exacerbated the issue. It’s not uncommon for those who struggle with mental health and behavioral health challenges to resort to substance abuse, placing them in even more perilous positions. The need for supportive services to help individuals reach recovery and build resilience has grown exponentially in the face of the pandemic. Yet the necessary resources have struggled to keep pace.
Fortunately, with your support, Reliant Foundation can help make a difference in the lives of many of our families, friends, neighbors, and co-workers by funding the programs that are essential to the wellbeing of our fellow community members. In 2020, Reliant Foundation granted a record $737,000 to 57 separate non- profit organizations across Central and MetroWest Massachusetts, touching – and saving – countless lives.
Simply put, your help saves lives.
Over the last year, many Reliant Foundation grantees have shared how critical your support has been to those they serve. Here are a few examples directly from those who are impacting lives and whose lives were impacted:
Revive of the U.S.A.: “Before Revive I personally thought I was doing everything right but would relapse. Revive showed me what I was missing. Having a great workout not only cleared my mind, but it made room for positive thoughts like going for more walks, eating better and taking better care of myself.”
Genesis Club: “Genesis is a place where I could leave my diagnosis and stigma at the door. I was able to get the support I needed, talk about my illness but still focus on my schoolwork. It was normal. I was normal.”
Children’s Friend: “Luna was in crisis when she came to Children’s Friend for dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) at age 18. She was cutting herself multiple times a day, and attempted suicide a few days after our clinician received her case. After successful completion of the DBT program, Luna graduated from high school. Not only has she stabilized, but she has also created a life truly worth living.”
Living In Freedom Together (LIFT): “I cannot express in words the stage of hopelessness I was in when I arrived at Jana’s Place/LIFT. I had lost everything I ever had or known at that point. I could not even look towards the future because I did not think I had one. I graduated Jana’s Place, and now I can proudly say I work alongside the very same women that helped me through the hardest time of my life.”
As someone who understands the direct impact that the Reliant Foundation has on people’s lives, now more than ever, we write to ask for your renewed support of the Foundation’s Annual Fund Drive. Your generous gifts sustain our community grants program, funding the solutions to many of the critical public health issues impacting your communities. Together we can combat these challenges and eliminate the stigma that prevents too many people from getting the help they need.
Will you help us today to reach our ambitious goal of distributing $800,000 in Community Grants by the end of this year? Your gift will help to support more than 50 local charities and impact more than 100,000 lives.
We are grateful for your ongoing support. Would you consider making an additional gift today? It’s easy to give and your donation will make a difference. Simply donate online at reliantfoundation.org/give.
Thank you for your consideration and support of our mission to improve the health and well-being of individuals of all ages in the Central and MetroWest regions of Massachusetts.