F & H Cares Announces 2022 Recipient: The Youth Mental Health Project

Fabrics and Home is happy to announce that this year’s F & H Cares recipient is The Youth Mental Health Project, an organization dedicated to supporting families and communities to better understand and treat mental health issues. “It is very difficult raising a child who struggles with their mental health,” said Executive Director Valerie Barton. “It is isolating and overwhelming, and parents and caregivers often feel judged.”

Lorie Thur Katz, the owner of of F&H, has worked with children with disabilities for 14 years and wants to widen her impact with annual donations to the organizations that support the 13 disabilities that effect school-aged children and their families.  Fabrics and Home created F & H Cares in 2019 to support children with disabilities by donating 25 cents per yard for each yard of fabric sold from the products purchased on its website. Each year, Fabrics and Home randomly chooses one of 13 disabilities from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

The Youth Mental Health Project

This is an ongoing yearly mission to help children, and Fabrics and Home is committed each year to supporting the many not-for-profit organizations that provide students, families, teachers and staff affected by a disability with individualized resources and continuous support.

This year we are honored to support The Youth Mental Health Project. F and H’s donation will be given to Autism Speaks in 2023.

The Youth Mental Health Project

About The Youth Mental Health Project

YMHP, established in 2016, is a nonprofit with a mission to educate and help people understand the importance of youth mental health. The organization hosts regular events, including a yearly Children's Mental Health Awareness Week and sponsors a Parent Support Network Meetings. These in-person and virtual monthly sessions are free and confidential, and open to parents and guardians with kids (ages 1 to 25) who struggle with any behavioral, emotional or mental health problem. The network has already helped more than 800 parents in 44 states.

The Youth Mental Health Project

“The Parent Support Network aims to provide caregivers a confidential, judgment-free space for them to meet others who are going through the same difficulties they are and who can share information and resources to enable them to more confidently advocate for their child,” explained Barton. “The Youth Mental Health Project serves the adults in children's lives because young people look to their parents and trusted caregivers to help navigate them through a mental health crisis, so equipping them is a key success factor for kids.”

Besides the network, YMHP also offers free educational materials on their website that get hundreds of downloads annually, including fact sheets, guides and other materials

The Youth Mental Health Project

Read more here about F&H Cares.

 

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