Mental Health Resource Center
Mental Health Resource Center provides a wide range of behavioral health services for adults, adolescents, children and families. During 2020, MHRC provided services to more than 10,000 people. MHRC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation based in Florida that provides a wide range of behavioral health and social services to the community. Included in MHRC’s service array are 24-hour emergency services; inpatient psychiatric services for children, adolescents and adults; and numerous outpatient services, including medication management, case management, counseling, supported housing, psychosocial rehabilitation, two programs for the homeless, and a therapeutic family program.
what are we crafting?
Quantity Still Needed
Bags for Kids
Winter Earwarmers Adult
Winter Earwarmers Teen
Winter Gloves/Mittens Adult
Winter Gloves/Mittens Teen
Winter Hats Adult
Winter Hats Teen
Winter Scarves Adult
Winter Scarves Teen
How we are helping:
1) Fiddlers- These small hand-held pillows with a small item placed inside will be used during in patient therapy sessions to help kids "fiddle" appropriately so they can participate.
2) Blankets - We are helping them create blankets for the children's inpatient unit of their facility. These blankets will comfort the children while they are dealing with their mental health issues and away from their families. Please read our Blanket Project Overview Sheet for the important information on the requirements for the blankets they want. These can ONLY be sewn. Inpatients can not receive items that are knit/crochet.
3) Tote Bags & Backpacks - They need bags to give to adults and children patients when they are discharged from an inpatient hospital stay. They often have to leave the hospital with items in a paper bag and return to the streets or foster homes with their items. These bags will provide dignity and also provide them something to use long-term. Check out our backpack project overview sheet for constructing bags or backpacks for MHRC. Tote bags are for children leaving the inpatient program and backpacks are for adults on their street outreach.
4) Warm Winter Items: They are in need of Adult and Teen sizes. Ages 14+
Hats, Earwarmers/Headbands, scarves, and gloves/mittens (can be full or fingerless).
Please read our Winter Project Overview Sheet Here
Teen Items can ONLY be fleece or flannel (fleece items can be single or double layer)
Adult Items can be fleece, flannel OR yarn
totes and backpacks
They are happy to take your donations whenever you have them ready to ship:
Mental Health Resource Center
Attn: Leah Guthrie
10550 Deerwood Park Blvd Ste 600
Jacksonville, FL 32256-2811
If your box will cost you more than $20 to ship, MHRC is partnered with Give Back Box to get you a $20 UPS label from Give Back Box and ship up to 50 pounds and 108" in girth to MHRC here.
Due to a computer glitch, they send out the same label with the same tracking number to every person and you can't use it. After you receive your label, please immediately email Monika at email@example.com and ask for a "fresh" label with an unused tracking number. You will get a new label in 1-2 days. This is the label you should use.