Over $2 Million Toward Mental Health Supports for Youth in Prince George’s County, Maryland
Pull Up Fund announces more than $2 million in grants to support Prince George’s County organizations delivering mental health services to youth throughout the county.
The organizations receiving grants include:
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, to integrate trauma informed practices across the Clubs.
- Luminis Health Doctors Community Medical Center, to bolster emergency mental health services at its new Behavioral Health Pavilion in Lanham, as well as pilot a teen support group.
- The Foundation Schools, to provide wraparound support services for K-12 students and their families.
According to the 2020 Prince George’s County Child Well-Being Indicators, around one-third of middle and high school students reported experiencing a depressive episode over the course of a year, and 18% of students reported seriously considering suicide. In 2019, an estimated 15,000 youth ages 13-18 lived with a mental health condition in the county.
Furthermore, there is evidence that the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the prevalence of mental health challenges among children and youth. Pull Up Fund is honored to support whole-human initiatives to directly address youth mental health challenges across the county.
About Pull Up Fund
Pull Up Fund (PUF) was founded as a charitable means to connect historically excluded communities with resources they need to thrive. PUF’s grants are largely focused on increasing access to mental health services, supporting youth development initiatives, and providing resources for individuals returning to the community after incarceration. PUF focuses on organizations in Prince George’s County, Maryland and across the state of Maine. For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.