July 2020
Annual Suicide Prevention Conference Goes Virtual This Year
Save the Date for Lenape Valley Foundation's Annual Suicide Prevention Conference, which will be held virtually on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 starting at 8:30 AM.

This year's keynote speaker is Frank R. Campbell, Ph.D., LCSW, CT, chair of the National Suicidology Training Center and the emeritus Executive Director of the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center and the Crisis Center Foundation in Louisiana. Presentation topics will focus on postvention, loss teams, building resiliency and suicide assessment and prevention in a virtual world.

More information including registration and sponsorship opportunities coming soon!
COVID-19 Update: Lenape Valley Foundation continues to provide behavioral health services primarily via phone and video. Walk-in crisis services are still provided. Our staff is working diligently to begin integrating in-person services when needed, taking necessary precautions that maintain the health and safety of employees and consumers. If you have questions on what this means for your upcoming service, please contact your service provider.
Good Stuff Thrift Now Open & Accepting Donations

Proceeds Support LVF's Children's Services!
Good Stuff Thrift’s mission is to operate the most efficient Thrift Stores possible so that it can provide the highest level of funding for helping kids in need in our community.

LVF Board President Announced as Invest In Others Community Service Award Finalist
Lisa and her son Brian at LVF in Doylestown
Lisa Policare, LVF Board President and Partner of Penn Wealth Planning in New Hope, has been announced as one of three national finalists for the Community Service Award as part of the 14th Annual Invest in Others Awards. Lisa is being honored for her work with Lenape Valley Foundation, which will receive a $10,000 donation from the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation. If Policare wins her category, the donation will increase to $40,000.

The Invest in Others Awards program recognizes the charitable work of financial advisors in communities across the country and around the world. Advisors are nominated for actively giving back to nonprofits to improve their communities and make a difference in the lives of others. Finalists are selected based on their leadership, dedication, contribution, inspiration, and impact on a nonprofit and the community it serves. There are five categories of awards: Catalyst, Community Service, Global Impact, Volunteer of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement.

Lisa first became involved with Lenape Valley Foundation when her son, Brian, received services for intellectual disabilities. She learned first-hand how the organization’s programming and its host of caring staff members can make a positive difference in a person’s life. As a volunteer and active Lenape Valley Foundation Board Member, Lisa played an invaluable role in co-chairing a capital campaign to build a residential crisis center known as “The Lodge” and raised more than $1.75 million in funding. The Lodge provides an innovative approach to serving those experiencing an acute behavioral health crisis. Guests have the opportunity to recover in a home-like atmosphere with 24/7 support, which leads to better health outcomes.

The Invest in Others Awards will be presented digitally this year over the course of five days, from Monday, September 21 to Friday, September 25. The video awards presentation for the Community Service Award will be unveiled Tuesday, September 22 at 4:45pm ET on investinothers.org.
11th Annual Golf Outing to be held August 10
Lenape Valley Foundation will host its 11th Annual Golf Outing on Monday, August 10, 2020 at Doylestown Country Club. Due to COVID-19, the event will be altered to ensure the health and safety of our participants. While the day of golf will still be held outdoors, the evening dinner has been cancelled. Sponsorships and donations to support this event are still welcome!

Last Week to Help Lenape Valley Foundation Win $1,000!
McHales Cares is a community give-back program that aims to find well-deserving charities in the community that can benefit from financial support. The program will donate $1,000 each month, so the winning charity can continue to give back to the same community that McHales Inc. has been a part of since 1950.

Lenape Valley Foundation is a finalist for the July grant of $1,000 but we need your votes to win!

How to Vote for Lenape Valley Foundation
Visit McHalesCares.com and fill out the form selecting Lenape Valley Foundation using your e-mail address. It’s that simple! Voting is open now through July 31, 2020. You can vote once per day!
Trauma Informed Care Committee Summer Newsletter
Lenape Valley Foundation's Trauma Informed Care Committee is pleased to make the summer newsletter available to the community.

Trauma Informed Care (TIC) is a holistic, person-centered approach to treatment that understands and incorporates the biological, psychological, neurological, and social impact of trauma on an individual. Lenape Valley Foundation’s Trauma Informed Care Agency Committee incorporates a cross section of staff and peer specialists that meet on a regular basis to ensure that LVF is a trauma-informed agency in all aspects of its services and operations.
LVF Board of Directors Announces Committee Chairs
Lenape Valley Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce this year's committee membership chairs:

  • Executive Committee: Lisa Policare, Board President, Partner, Penn Wealth Planning LLC
  • Finance Committee Chair: Rob Hutchison, President, Hutchinson Miller Sales Co. 
  • Membership Committee: Nicole M. Boytin, Vice President, Business Banking, Penn Community Bank
  • Facilities and Property Committee: James R. Happ, Retired, Happ Contractors
  • Golf Committee: Robert J. Rogala, former Director/Sr. HR Business Partner, Alfa Laval Inc.
  • Development Committee: Karen J. Babik, Ph.D., Strategic Marketing and Communications Executive 
  • By-Laws Committee: Christopher Mazullo, Partner, Mazullo & Murphy, P.C.
  • Personnel Committee: Anne G. Ferguson, Special Education Teacher, Pennsbury High School
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