Fundholders' Support for Mental Health Launches New Crisis Center

January 2, 2020
Community Foundation of Broward representatives and Fundholders help Henderson Behavioral Health break ground on a new crisis stabilization facility in Fort Lauderdale. Shown left to right: Amanda Kah, Community Foundation; Arpad Papp, Kiwanis Club; Terra Sickler, Kiwanis Club; Linda Carter, Community Foundation; Kenneth Gross, Fundholder; Justine Morgan, Community Foundation.

Construction will soon begin on a new crisis stabilization facility in Fort Lauderdale, thanks to help from Community Foundation of Broward Fundholders who support mental health services.

Henderson Behavioral Health recently broke ground on a new 48-bed unit that will treat children and adults who experience a mental health crisis.

Foundation Fundholders have provided nearly $250,000 to help make it possible for Henderson Behavioral Health to expand its ability to provide 24/7 crisis services, counseling and addiction treatment for children and adults.

Mental disorders are the leading cause of disability in our country. And one in four people will suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder each year.

From schools, to a booming elderly population, to families struggling paycheck to paycheck, the need for better mental health services touches many of the issues that matter most to Broward’s future.

Henderson Behavioral Health’s new, state of the art crisis stabilization unit will replace outdated facilities that weren’t originally built to provide health care. When the new facility is completed, Henderson Behavioral Health will be able to treat more adults and children who are in crisis as well as provide more ongoing services to help Broward residents overcome addiction.

Fundholders’ support for Henderson Behavioral Health shows how the power of local philanthropy can make Broward a healthier place to call home.

Support for the Henderson Behavioral Health Crisis Stabilization Facility came from the following Funds at the Community Foundation:

Mary N. Porter Designated Fund

Henderson Mental Health Center Endowment

Kenneth S. Gross Family Charitable Fund

Bill, Brent, and Rebel Bowden Fund

Kiwanis Club of Fort Lauderdale Charitable Fund

The James I. Coddington, Jr. Charitable Fund

Contact Information

For more information about how to create a charitable Fund that can create a bold impact for Broward, contact Vice President of Philanthropic Services Nancy Thies at or 954-761-9503.

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