The Paso del Norte Community Foundation and Paso del Norte Health Foundation are pleased to announce a $100,000 gift from Reach Resilience, an Endeavors Foundation, to support the work of the El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium and partner organizations to improve access to mental health services for children and youth in the El Paso region.
Reach Resilience was established in 2021 to build on Endeavors’ long-standing commitment to serve communities in crisis. Endeavors isa nonprofit organization established 55 years ago with an important presence and programs in the El Paso area.
“Reach Resilience is committed to investing in organizations that promote opportunity and well-being,” said Sonya Medina Williams, President and CEO of Reach Resilience. “We are proud to partner with the Paso del Norte Community Foundation and Paso del Norte Health Foundation to advance their important work in children and youth mental health.”
“We are grateful to Reach Resilience for this leadership gift to support the El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium and our community partners working to increase access to mental health services in our region,” said Tracy J. Yellen, CEO of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation and Paso del Norte Community Foundation. “We know that the pandemic has exacerbated mental health challenges among children and youth. We are committed to helping expand services to prevent serious mental illness and help children and youth and families live healthy, happy and productive lives.”
With support from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, the El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium was established in 2014 to reduce the burden of mental illness by designing improved, efficient, and patient-centered mental health care for El Paso County residents. For more information, contact Enrique Mata, with the Paso del Norte Center at the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, at firstname.lastname@example.org.