BENEFITING: NEW JERSEY ASSOCIATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH INC
The vision of the MHANJ is a statewide community in which people with mental illnesses can achieve full potential, free from stigma and other barriers to care and recovery. At our local wellness center in Ocean County we would like to offer more socialization activities to our members. As a non- profit we do not have the "extra" funds to enjoy outings for example picnics, bowling and general activities many of us take for granted. At Journey to Wellness on Tuesday nights we have our "Night of Recovery". This includes a variety of groups being offered throughout the night, one to one peer support and advocacy. Since many of our members come directly from other programs we offer a light dinner. Since the numbers in the groups have grown from 25 to approximately 40 members our budget is not able to always cover these meals. Any support to help us help others achieve wellness and recovery is always appreciated.