FRAMINGHAM – The MutualOne Charitable Foundation today, April 11, announced it has awarded $10,000 to support a free mental health care program provided to Framingham and Natick senior citizens by Advocates, a Framingham-based nonprofit organization, said Robert P. Lamprey, chair of Foundation.
Advocates’ mental health clinic provided treatment to more than 2,500 Natick and Framingham seniors struggling with anxiety, loneliness, depression and other mental health issues last year, said Diane E. Gould, president and CEO.
The Foundation grant will enable Advocates to provide 120 hours of free mental health services to those seniors impacted by Medicare insurance restrictions, Gould said.
“This is a segment of our population that is frequently overlooked when it comes to mental health issues, and who may be particularly challenged by restrictions involving treatment coverage,” said Lamprey. “We are proud to be able to help Advocates help our seniors by providing the care they need.”
The $10,000 grant to Advocates was among awards totaling $70,235 in the Foundation’s most recent round of funding.
Established in 1998 as the philanthropic arm of MutualOne Bank, the MutualOne Charitable Foundation has since donated over $4 million to charitable, educational, and civic initiatives that improve and enrich the quality of life in Framingham, Natick, and surrounding communities.