The Leon Levine Foundation has granted MIRCI $35,000 for General Support.
MIRCI, an organization that has served Richland and Lexington counties for 59 years, has various programs such as; Housing, Behavioral Healthcare, and Benefits Assistance Programs, assisting individuals experiencing homelessness and mental illness.
“We are thrilled to have the support of The Leon Levine Foundation,” said MIRCI’s Executive Director, Julie Ann Avin. “As we work to help our community’s most vulnerable population, by providing services that are deemed best practice, support from The Leon Levine Foundation can help make life-changing impacts for generations.”
In 2018, MIRCI was able to assist 335 people through Supportive Housing and HomeBase Programs, 432 people through Benefits Assistance Programs, 307 through Behavioral Healthcare Programs, 716 through Homeless Outreach Programs, and 268 through its Youth Drop-in Center that assists youth age 17-24 who are or at risk of homelessness.
MIRCI – the Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc. (www.mirci.org) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to assist individuals with mental illness to recover in the areas of their lives impacted by their illness through housing, behavioral healthcare, and assistance with obtaining and managing their disability income.
Created in 1980 by Leon Levine (Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Family Dollar Stores, Inc.), The Leon Levine Foundation’s mission is to improve the human condition by creating permanent, measureable, and life-changing impact throughout the Carolinas. Based in Charlotte, N.C., the foundation invests in nonprofits with strong leadership, a track record of success, and a focus on sustainability in the areas of healthcare, education, Jewish values, and human services.