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Spurs Give and Bexar County donate toward mental health

$235,000 has been given to fight against child abuse and neglect.

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Over 35,000 youth will benefit from the San Antonio Mobile Mental Wellness Collaborative. The Spurs put out this press release:

“As distant learning continues, it’s left students that face abuse and neglect at home without a reprise and without a teacher to pick up on those vital signs,” said Spurs Give Executive Director Jennifer Regnier. “Schools often serve as sanctuaries, an escape from home for many abused and neglected children. It was crucial for us to not only address those issues at hand but also to help combat them. These two incredible organizations do powerful work in the community and drive positive and purposeful change for those young victims and their families. This fight is personal. No child should feel powerless, no child should feel alone. We are proud to be in a county that commits to fighting against the recent rise in childhood abuse and neglect, and mental health issues.”

The San Antonio MMWC will receive $135,000 to support mental wellness resources in school districts. These will offer students, parents, teachers and administrators easy access to counseling, therapy, and recovery. By removing mental health stigmas in a safe environment people can face mental health challenges head on.

Local nonprofit Chosen will receive $100,000 in support of their mission to help children heal from abuse and neglect. They support parents with life-changing tools to overcome hurt, especially during the rise in childhood abuse and neglect witnessed through this pandemic.

“The COVID-19 pandemic and the implications of social distancing and the economic recession have negatively affected many people’s mental health and created new barriers to treatment,” said Bexar County Precinct 2 Commissioner Justin Rodriguez. “This important investment will provide accessible and affordable services and support to children and families in serious need.”

You can visit, or text “SpursTogether” to 41444 to help Spurs Give in its mission.

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