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2019 Catalyst Award Winner: MIRCI

On Wednesday, Dec. 4, CCCF staff members were pleased to present the 2019 David W. Robinson Catalyst Award to Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc. (MIRCI)!

The award, created in memory of inaugural board member David W. Robinson, was established by the Foundation and the Robinson Family in 1994. It recognizes organizations in our 11-county service area that have exemplified leadership, creativity, vision, and commitment in addressing critical community issues. Nominations are accepted from the public each year and the recipient is selected by the Foundation’s Community Impact Committee.

MIRCI is a nonprofit whose mission is to provide community-based services to individuals recovering from severe mental illness and/or emotional disorders in the Midlands. This is accomplished through a variety of counseling, housing, and financial management initiatives.

“MIRCI is persistent in their efforts to eradicate mental illness,” says JoAnn Turnquist, CCCF president and CEO. “Through community collaboration, they are improving the lives of those with mental illness.”

Since 1960, MIRCI has worked to aid individuals with mental illness and experiencing homelessness. MIRCI was created as a social club for individuals who were mentally ill. Over the years, MIRCI has expanded to address gaps in services and resources in the community, eventually growing into an accredited behavioral healthcare provider.

For more information about the David W. Robinson Catalyst Award, click here.

MIRCI staff members accept the 2019 David W. Robinson Catalyst Award from CCCF staff members.