Club Nova receives grant from SECU Foundation for New


RALEIGH, NC, Sept. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Club Nova, which provides services to people with severe and persistent mental illness, recently received a $ 350,000 capital grant from the SECU Foundation to build a much larger facility in support of the maintain mental health. Funding from the SECU Foundation will help the Orange County nonprofit bridge the funding gap for the 9,150-square-foot facility, which offers more space for community programs, a career center, education, crisis intervention training, and other areas than twice as many Club Nova attendees served daily and annually.

Club Nova has served the community’s mental health needs for over 30 years, promoting recovery, self-reliance, and friendship through rehabilitation programs and community support. The organization is a member of Clubhouse International and is an evidence-based practice that aims to reduce the number of people otherwise placed in expensive, restrictive settings such as hospitals, emergency rooms and the criminal justice system. Comprehensive care services are provided to participants free of charge, including psychiatric, medical, social, financial, educational, professional, transportation and housing services. Club Nova currently serves an average of 45 people daily and 117 people annually.

Jama Campbell, Executive Director of the SECU Foundation, commented, “Club Nova is a community support center that offers hope – a place where individuals feel comfortable gaining independence through meaningful relationships with family and friends, work and education , if desired. This organization has committed and experienced employees who provide critical support to people with severe mental illnesses. We pride ourselves on helping Club Nova expand their practice and provide North Carolina families and their loved ones with better access to mental health services. “

“We sincerely thank the SECU Foundation for believing in Club Nova’s mission to give hope and opportunity to people with severe mental illness and to help them lead meaningful lives of their choice in the community. This generous gift will enable Club Nova to complete its new, larger facility and, most importantly, to provide life-changing support to more people in need of our comprehensive community-based approach, “said Karen Kincaid-Dunn, Executive Director of Club Nova. “The SECU Foundation is a shining star in our constellation.”

SECU and the SECU Foundation
SECU is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative that has provided consumer financial services to North Carolina employees and their families for 84 years. Credit Union also offers a diversified range of financial advisory services including retirement and education planning, tax preparation, insurance, trust and estate planning services, and investments through its partners and affiliates. SECU serves over 2.6 million members through 273 branches, 1,100 ATMs, 24/7 membership services by phone, a website, and a mobile app. Members can also follow and subscribe to SECU on Facebook and YouTube. The SECU Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit funded by contributions from SECU members, promotes local community development in North Carolina primarily through high impact projects in the areas of housing, education, health, and human services. Since 2004, the SECU Foundation has made a collective financial commitment of over $ 216 million to support North Carolinian initiatives across the state. In addition to the website, there are also highlights on the SECU Foundation’s Instagram page.

Contact: Jama Campbell, General Manager
Office: 919-839-5562 | [email protected]

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