Barbara Lemieux, 2016

MVSB Donates $15,000 to Support Lakes Region Mental Health Center

Maggie Pritchard, Chief Executive Officer at Lakes Region Mental Health Center, gives a tour of the McGrath Street residence and discusses planned updates to the unit.

Maggie Pritchard, Chief Executive Officer at Lakes Region Mental Health Center, accepts a $15,000 donation from MVSB at the center’s McGrath Street residence in Laconia.

MVSB recently provided Lakes Region Mental Health Center with a $15,000 donation to support their mission of assisting vulnerable populations who need access to safe and stable housing.

“MVSB has been a longtime supporter and we are truly grateful for this recent donation,” said Maggie Pritchard, Chief Executive Officer at Lakes Region Mental Health Center. “We are using these funds toward several of our programs and also support the continued upkeep and expansion of our McGrath Street residence in Laconia. This residence provides supportive and safe living for adults diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness. We plan to increase access to the building by incorporating handicap accessible units, expand bed capacity and continue to upgrade the building’s interior.”

The McGrath Street residence has been operated by Lakes Region Mental Health Center since 1982 and originally opened with eight beds. In 1990, the location was expanded to include several supervised apartments.

“We are excited to support Lakes Region Mental Health Center and their work in Laconia and surrounding towns,” said Jessica Ruel, MVSB Branch and Business Development Manager in Laconia. “We are very fortunate to have people like Maggie and her wonderful staff who truly care about our community and provide essential services to those who need them.”

Lakes Region Mental Health Center is designated by the State of New Hampshire as the community mental health center serving Belknap and southern Grafton counties. Based out of Laconia and Plymouth, the nonprofit serves more than 4,000 children, families, adults and older adults each year. LRMHC also provides Acute Care Services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to anyone in the community experiencing a mental health crisis, regardless of their ability to pay. Go to lrmhc.org for more information and to view a full range of their programs.

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