Mental Health   Resource Center 

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   this is how it works  

 
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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? 

Item Requested
Craft Type
Quantity Requested
Quantity Still Needed
Blankets: Teen
Sew
150
117
Earwarmers
Knit/Crochet
100
85
Gloves/Mittens
Sew/Knit/Crochet
250
247
Masks: Adult
Sew
1500
441
Masks: Tween/Teen
Sew
150
0
Pillowcases
Sew
500
322
Warm Winter Hats
Sew/Knit/Crochet
250
205

 project must-knows 

How we are helping:

1) Pandemic Relief Masks - They primarily need Adult masks for their inpatients. Any pattern of mask is accepted (Olson, Craft Passion, Deaconess, SSOL, Batwing, etc.) as long as it meets the following requirements:

  • NO nose wires for patient safety

  • Elastic ear loops ONLY, They can not accept masks with ties for patient safety

  • 3 layer masks are the preferred masks, see below

 

They have a strong preference for 3 layer masks. These can be 3 layers of cotton or 2 layers of cotton and one layer of non-woven polypropylene. With the population they work with keeping filters in is impractical. However, they will accept filter pocket masks. Please consider adding a 3rd layer of non-woven polypropylene or a 3rd layer of cotton instead of making a filter pocket for this location. 

 

They primarily need adult masks. They need a small supply of masks for tweens/teens that meet these same requirements.

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 Project Overview Sheet for the important information on the requirements for the blankets they want.

3) Burrito Pillowcases - We are creating pillowcases for the children in the inpatient unit of their facility. These pillowcases will primarily be for kids ages 11 and up. Many of the patients that come through are in the foster care system and they will be allowed to keep the pillowcases that they use while patients. These pillowcases will provide comfort to children going through a difficult time. Please read our Project Overview Sheet prior to constructing any pillowcases for MHRC so you know what fabrics and themes we are looking for. We ask that you pay special attention to this project overview sheet and not just use plain fabric. 

4) Winter Items- MHRC has a strong homeless outreach program. They are beginning to prepare for their winter program now. They are collecting winter items such as hats, mittens, gloves, fingerless gloves, and ear warmers. These can be sewn, knit or crochet. We have many suggested patterns. These patterns are just to give you ideas of what they are looking for. You are free to use any pattern you like. There are no color restrictions for this project, however remember that these are going to homeless persons who do not have access to regular washing of items. Lighter colors will show dirt more. Please look at our Approved Master Yarn list for our tested yarns that will hold up well for this project.

 
 

 masks 

 
Sew

Crafting Change Face Mask FAQ

Our FAQ on mask making!

Sew

We Can Sew It (Rosie)

The original "We Can Sew It" aka Rosie pattern. Can be easily modified to add elastic on the sides by using a bias tape strip instead of ties! Adult size only.

Sew

Craft Passion Video Tutorial

Video companion for the Craft Passion mask

Sew

Sewing Seeds of Love

This is a popular and easy to sew kids mask.

Sew

Japanese Sewing Book 3D

Easy 3D (origami) style mask (no nose wire required)! Pattern & Video!

Sew

Deaconess

Pleated mask great for kids

Sew

SSOL Video Tutorial

Video companion for the Sewing Seeds of Love pattern

Sew

Craft Passion

This contoured mask has multiple sizes great for kids.

Sew

Deaconess Video Tutorial

Watch this tutorial to add a filter pocket to the Deaconess!

 blankets 

 
Sew

Project Overview Sheet

Project Overview Sheet for Lapghans & Blankets for MHRC

Sew

Quilt As You Go

This quilt as you go method just needs some strips!

All Fiber Arts

Crafting Change Recommended & Tested Yarn

Our recommended and tested yarn for our partner projects

Sew

Self Binding Blankets

Simple technique for a beautiful blanket

Sew

Binding A Blanket with Martha Richmond

How to bind a blanket with Martha from Crafting Change

Sew

Receiving Blanket Tutorial

This technique is stellar, you will need to modify the blanket size for this project.

 pillowcases

 
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MHRC Project Overview

Project Overview Sheet for Mental Health Resource Center. Start Here.

Sew

Burrito Pillowcase Video Tutorial

The best video tutorial out there for making a burrito pillowcase!

Sew

Burrito Pillowcase Pattern

Written Pattern for Burrito Pillow Case

 warm winter items - sewn 

 
Sew

Project Overview Sheet Warm Winter Items

Project Overview Sheet for All Sewn warm winter items

Sew

No Pattern Fleece Hat Video

Easy video tutorial No Pattern!

Sew

Fleece Mitten

Easy fleece mitten pattern with options for finishes

Sew

Easy Fleece Mittens

Easy sewn fleece mitten pattern

Sew

Fleece Hat with Pom Pom

Easy pattern for fleece hat with cute pom pom on top

Sew

Super Simple Fleece Mitten

Easy peasy fleece mittens!

Sew

Easy Fleece Mittens Video Tutorial

Easy sewn fleece mitten pattern video tutorial

Sew

Smittens

Sweaters into Mittens

Sew

Warm Winter Wear Zoom Room Video

Video Recording of Zoom Room Class by Kathy Lawrence on multiple patterns!

 warm winter items - crochet 

 
All Fiber Arts

Crafting Change Recommended & Tested Yarns

Our recommended and tested yarns for our partner projects

Crochet

Caron Slouchy Beanie

Basic slouchy beanie

Crochet

Crafting Change Wristers

Wristers by Melanie Shovelski

Crochet

Easy Crochet Hat

Easiest crochet hat from a rectangle

Crochet

Caron Beginner Beanie

Basic Beginner Beanie

Crochet

Super Simple Fingerless Mitts

Skills needed: US double crochet, crocheting in the round, chain, slip stich

Crochet

How To Crochet A Hat - Beginners

Beginner left/right handed video tutorial

Crochet

Ear Warmers 3 Ways

Crochet Pattern by Melanie Shovelski finishes a basic ear warmer 3 ways

Crochet

Super SImple Fingerless Glove

Super Simple fingerless glove

 warm winter items - knit 

 
All Fiber Arts

Crafting Change Recommended & Tested Yarns

Approved Master Yarn List for all fiber arts projects

Knit

How I Knit The CC Beanie

Great version of the classic CC beanie

Knit

Simple Textured Mitts (2 Ways)

Versatile unisex mittens in a variety of sizes

Knit

Sheepy Time Swirl Hat

EASY pattern!

Knit

Basic Plain Gloves

simple, easy glove pattern for anyone

Knit

Nice & Knit Beanie

Stylish, easy beanie

Knit

Cozy Thermal Mitts

Textured mitts with an easy to follow pattern

 shipping guidelines 

Mental Health Resource Center urgently needs donations of masks, Please ship them as soon as you have them ready. All other donations can be shipped on an ongoing basis, when you have a box ready. 

Mental Health Resource Center
Attn: Leah Guthrie
10550 Deerwood Park Blvd, Suite 600
Jacksonville, Florida 32256