Wells Fargo Grant Awarded to Buckelew Programs

PRESS RELEASE: Buckelew Programs receives grant from
Wells Fargo for housing program

CONTACT: Katrin Ciaffa, Director of Development, Buckelew Programs Katrinc@buckelew.org (707) 529-5406

Wells Fargo awarded a $20,000 grant to Buckelew Programs to keep North Bay residents with behavioral health challenges “Housed and Healthy”. The 49 year-old behavioral health care organization and the 167 year-old financial institution are partnering to support the most vulnerable citizens in Marin and Sonoma Counties.

"Wells Fargo’s support of the Buckelew’s Housed and Healthy program allow us to respond to some of the most pressing needs in our community, and helps eradicate homelessness. We are focused on creating a path to stability for Bay Area residents and families that lack access to affordable housing. Wells Fargo is committed to unlocking more housing options for those in need. Together, we can help spark systemic change and economic development for underserved communities,”
~said Natalie Aliga, community relations consultant.

Following a “Housing First” approach, Buckelew Programs has been successfully operating permanent supported housing programs for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, including those who are chronically homeless, for decades. Over 400 clients annually are served through a range of supported housing in Marin, Sonoma, and Napa Counties, from enriched board and care homes staffed 24/7 to shared housing and supported living in apartments leased by individual clients.

Clients receive comprehensive mental health rehabilitation services, including life skills education and crisis intervention that allow them to remain housed and reduce the risk of psychiatric hospitalization. To help all clients—regardless of their ability to pay—and to grow the program, Buckelew needs generous community supporters like Wells Fargo.

Our goal is to provide stable housing to adults with mental illness coupled with services to ensure they live as independently as possible while remaining out of crisis. Government contracts cover the cost of some of our services, but when it comes to housing and rental assistance, especially in the North Bay’s expensive and tight housing markets, we rely on our foundation partners, such as Wells Fargo, for additional support. One of the most generous corporate foundations in the U.S., Wells Fargo understands the need to pave a path to stability and financial success for underserved communities.” ~ Chris Kughn, CEO, Buckelew Programs

For More Information
For client success stories or access to other information about this program, contact Director of Development, Katrin Ciaffa, (415) 491-5705 or katrinc@buckelew.org

About Buckelew Programs
Buckelew Programs' mission is to promote recovery, resilience, and hope by providing behavioral health and support services that enhance quality of life. Buckelew Programs helps people in the Sonoma County and the North Bay with mental illness, addiction and related behavioral health challenges lead healthier, more independent lives; strengthening families and communities in the process.