The Leon Levine Foundation awards MIRCI $50,000

November 10, 2020

The Leon Levine Foundation granted MIRCI—Mental Illness Recovery Center Inc., $50,000 to assist with general support of MIRCI’s Adult and Youth Services Programs.

MIRCI, is a full service Behavioral Healthcare organization, that is CARF accredited in five program areas, helps our community’s most vulnerable population, people who are homeless and recovering from mental illness. MIRCI offers a series of programs that follow industry best practice techniques, and serves Richland and Lexington County.

“We are elated and grateful for the generous support of The Leon Levine Foundation,’ said executive director, Julie Ann Avin, “Their support will help us continue our mission and enrich the lives of others, despite the pandemic.”

“The Leon Levine Foundation is honored to be a part of helping the Mental Illness Recovery Center provide those facing crisis with essential mental health services and other resources,” said Tom Lawrence, president of The Leon Levine Foundation, “This investment is more important now than ever as individuals and communities face increased challenges.”

MIRCI has maintained and increased services during the pandemic to ensure that individuals in recovery have increased access to therapeutic care they rely upon for assistance to independent living.


MIRCI – the Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc.

MIRCI – the Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc. ( 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.


The Leon Levine Foundation

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. Learn more online at