Center for Family Life and Recovery gets $19K to expand

Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc (CFLR) has received a $19,000 charitable grant through the Mele Family Fund, a donor-advised fund at the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties.

According to Jodi Warren, director of prevention services at CFLR, the funds will be used to help the Holland Patent and Camden school districts to become accredited in providing support in grief and loss, anger management and group support for children and youths. The grant will also help fund the current curriculum, which is crucial for today’s school children who are dealing with mental health issues, including the loss of loved ones due to COVID-19 or other illness, divorce or separation, and overdose or suicide.

“By bringing this kind of accreditation to our prevention department, it enhances what we do by helping support protective factors and decreases the potential of risky behaviors or further types of traumas,” said Warren. “Now more than ever with what our children and families continually have to endure, programming such as this is vital to their well-being.”

Since 1952, the Community Foundation has invested millions of dollars into Oneida and Herkimer counties. The foundation partners with various nonprofits in order to make impactful investments in core areas of need, including economic development, education, arts and culture and health.

Along with supporting individuals and families struggling with addiction, mental health and behavioral issues, CFLR’s goal is to inspire hope, provide help, promote wellness and transform lives.

The vision of CFLR is to be a leader in creating a world where people have the power to achieve and celebrate recovery.