To support Alexandrians with mental disabilities and their families through advocacy, education and fund-raising
Since 1984 FRIENDS OF THE ALEXANDRIA MENTAL HEALTH CENTER*, a not-for-profit group of resident-volunteers, has provided financial needs assistance to Alexandrians receiving mental health, intellectual disability, and/or substance use disorder services from the Department of Community & Human Services. The majority of these individuals have limited financial resources and need help when they are faced with emergency and special needs.
Friends of the AMHC also cosponsors community education events to reduce stigma, supports special activities for DCHS's mental health clients, helps purchase supplemental equipment for extended care residences, and advocates for mental health care programs.
Here is an example of a free community event Friends supports each year in conjunction with other local groups:
Here are some examples of ways Friends has been able to assist DCHS clients:
Your donation will help Friends of the AMHC lend a hand, raise a voice, and foster understanding!
For further information and to learn more about our free mental health events, please see our newsletter.
*Friends of the AMHC was originally known as Friends of the Alexandria Community Mental Health Center.