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Centier Bank Donates $4,100 to Mental Health America of NWI for Virtual Services

September 2, 2020

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. – Centier Bank recently made a community donation to Mental Health America of Northwest Indiana to help contribute to providing virtual services and programs to its recipients.

With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, shelter in place restrictions affected the way the nonprofit provided services and programs to its families, said Richele Kaiser, Development Manager at MHANWI.

“Like many companies, we had to quickly transition our staff to a virtual work platform when the pandemic began, and we had to switch to virtual visits, and faced a number of technological hurdles,” she explained. “We experienced an average 15 percent increase in requests for services and program activity over the past three months as families seek heightened levels of support. We needed additional resources to keep providing services to those in need.”

Anthony Contrucci, Vice President Community Relations at Centier Bank, said Centier has historically supported the efforts of MHANWI in an effort to ensure they can execute of their important mission however, now, more than ever, it is particularly important to provide financial support to this organization that creates such impact in the community.

“The pandemic has brought on additional mental health struggles for many throughout our community,” Contrucci explained. “Our hope is that our donation will ensure MHANWI can continue to operate at a level that will allow them to care for the countless families and individuals in need in order to help improve their health and welfare. We’re grateful for the partnership, and commend the amazing people at MHANWI for the work they do in our community.”

For more information about Mental Health America Northwest Indiana, visit

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