WW Health Receives Legacy Grant

Western Wisconsin Health Foundation was recently awarded a $4,000 grant from the Westfield Insurance Foundation through the Legacy of Caring program.  Westfield Insurance, in partnership with their independent agency Kraus-Anderson Insurance, made this opportunity possible.  With these funds, Western Wisconsin Health has the opportunity to work with another school district in St. Croix or Pierce County to build skill sets for resiliency and coping, provide education to reduce stigma around mental health concerns, and/ or to support providing behavioral health counseling for those needing services directly in school.  Western Wisconsin Health is one of 95 non-profits to receive a Legacy of Caring grant in 2018.  In total, this program has helped distribute $1.8 million across 19 states.

With funding from the Cheese Grater-Danbana Dash, Western Wisconsin Health initiated a Teen Resilience program at Baldwin-Woodville High School in winter of 2018 in partnership with school counseling staff.  The Teen Resilience program provides participants lifestyle and coping tools to understand and manage their emotions better with the goal to improve mental health and increase emotional resilience. Western Wisconsin Health was recently awarded funds from the Wisconsin Medical Society to continue the program this fall in Baldwin-Woodville. Thanks to the Westfield Insurance Foundation, the program now has the opportunity to grow beyond the Baldwin-Woodville communities.

To learn more about Western Wisconsin Health and its offerings around Behavioral Health, please visit:  https://www.wwhealth.org/service/behavioral-health-services/. The next adult Intro to Resilience Training begins August 21 at Western Wisconsin Health. For more information or to register, please visit https://www.wwhealth.org/event/introduction-resilience-training-august-2018/.

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Pictured in photo: (L-R) Rosa Magnus, WWH Foundation Manager; Natasha Ward, WWH Director of Community Health Improvement; Kelly Brenna, Vice President, HR & Benefit Services, Kraus-Anderson Insurance and Cheese Grater-Danbana Dash Co-Organizer; Alison Page, WWH CEO.