Supporting behavioral health

Launched in September 2019

The MultiCare Behavioral Health Foundation is the first of its kind in Washington to focus exclusively on raising funding to support people of all ages in need of behavioral health care treatment. 

The new foundation builds philanthropic partnerships to support programs and services offered by the MultiCare Behavioral Health Network, comprised of Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare, Navos and MultiCare Behavioral Health.

Donor contributions to this foundation are critical in providing whole person, integrated care that makes health and recovery possible for children, youth and adults.

As the Director of MultiCare’s Patient Financial Navigation Department at MultiCare, Amy Bond and her staff regularly work with patients and families in tragic situations. Despite her work background, nothing could have prepared Amy for the phone call she received in July 2018. 

Her 16-year-old daughter, Kalyssa (pictured above), was in the MultiCare Good Samaritan Emergency Department after attempting to take her own life.

Kalyssa was transferred to the MultiCare Tacoma General Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit (ABHU) — the first and only inpatient program in Pierce County designed specifically to help teens facing mental health crises. Since then, she has made significant progress and is even interested in pursuing a degree in the medical field.

“MultiCare Tacoma General and Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital saved my daughter’s life,” Amy says. “I am proud to work for such an amazing organization. I have never felt so supported, as a staff member or as the mother of a patient, as I have this past year.”


Thank you for supporting behavioral health

Donations to MultiCare Behavioral Health Foundation support programs and services provided by MultiCare, Navos and Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare.

Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare

316 people facing barriers to recovery received financial assistance thanks to the Greater Lakes Emergency Needs Fund.

120 people were provided with assistance from the Emergency Needs Fund for housing deposits or application fees, helping them avoid homelessness.

72 people were given food or clothing.

56 people, mostly children and teenagers, were provided with essential social activities to enhance their recovery.

25 people avoided losing heat or electricity to their homes by having a utility bill paid.

Navos

3,343 adults recently received treatment and support for their mental health issues to achieve their potential for self-sufficiency and wellness.

2,100 students in across the Highline, Tukwila and Seattle school districts received donor-funded behavioral health services.

1,391 school-aged children with emotional and behavioral challenges developed coping skills to manage their mental health.

1,302 older adults received treatment in nursing homes and older adult day homes.

276 adults with serious mental illness received safe housing and support who would otherwise be homeless, in jail or using emergency rooms for psychiatric care.

130 infants and young children at risk of abuse or neglect received treatment with their parents and caregivers to break intergenerational cycles of abuse.

12 beds were added to the Sunstone Youth Residential Facility in Lake Burien, allowing Sunstone to serve 72 youth per year.

Pediatrics


$300,000 was allocated from donor funds to support the Kids’ Mental Health Pierce County collaborative, whose goal is to:

  1. Increase access and care coordination
  2. Bolster mobile crisis services
  3. Create a one-stop family wellness center that addresses the continuum of mental health needs, from crisis to case management
  4. Support workforce development

Learn how you can support better, behavioral health care.
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