Fort Wayne, IN – April 28, 2020 Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana (MHANI) is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from The Lutheran Foundation to support the Cedars Hope supported housing program through 2020.

Located in downtown Fort Wayne, Cedars Hope serves single, adult women with mental health conditions and substance use disorders who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Residents receive supportive services, including case management, and are encouraged to stay at Cedars Hope as long as they need in order to become self-sufficient. In 2019, Cedars Hope served 23 residents, keeping all of them permanently housed and off the streets.

Funding from The Lutheran Foundation supports the efforts of Cedars Hope to improve self-worth, self-determination, and self-confidence of current and future residents.

The Lutheran Foundation invests in Lutheran and community organizations to advance Gospel sharing and promote mental wellness that silences the stigma of mental illness.