MIRCI awarded $15,000.00 grant from Janssen Pharmaceuticals

August 12, 2021

MIRCI – Mental Illness Recovery Center Inc. has been awarded $15,000.00 from Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies to support Housing and Behavioral Healthcare and Homeless Outreach programs in the Midlands.

The grant allows MIRCI to provide wrap-around permanent supportive services to our community’s most vulnerable population by providing Outreach, Housing, and Behavioral Healthcare to individuals with mental illness. MIRCI is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and adheres to national best practices recognized by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

Programs such as the “Assertive Community Treatment” (ACT) team, best described as a hospital without walls, have been in place since 2007. Services are individualized and intensive, including 24/7 availability. These services are provided by a multi-disciplinary team and include a full array of case management, group and individual therapy, physician services, nursing services, outreach services, and alcohol/drug abuse counseling.

“We are thankful for Janssen Pharmaceuticals’ support and generosity. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have seen an increased need for our services with youth and adults,” said executive director, Julie Ann Avin, “With support from Janssen, we are able to continue providing services to the community.”

MIRCI provides housing and behavioral healthcare services to Youth, age 17-24, who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, and adults age 25 and above. MIRCI measures the success of its programs in several ways, one of which is the decrease in emergency department visits and hospitalizations after enrolling into MIRCI services.


MIRCI – the Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that for over 60 years has served the midlands, whose mission is to create pathways to recovery for individuals who are experiencing or at risk of mental illness and/or homelessness.