Friends of West Bergen
About Friends of West Bergen
Susan Tozzoli, Chair
Friends of West Bergen is a group of community members dedicated to supporting the healing programs and services offered by West Bergen Mental Healthcare.
Through individual contributions, volunteering and fundraising events, Friends provides philanthropic support for special projects and critical initiatives not funded by other Agency resources.
How our Friends Make a Difference:
As a member of Friends of West Bergen, you can choose to support mental wellness in our communities in the following ways:
- Make an annual membership contribution of $25 or more
- Participate on a Friends committee, attend monthly meetings (the second Tuesday of each month at 10AM via zoom during COVID)
- Assist in planning, promoting and supporting volunteer and fundraising events
- Advocate for West Bergen in your community and bring in new Friends
Friends help make Partial Care Consumers’ Holidays Bright!
Throughout December, the Friends of West Bergen worked hard to organize a very special event that included decorations, presents for all of our residents, a delicious lunch generously donated by Inserra Supermarkets and a visit from Santa himself!
Before we welcomed Santa, we all shared what we are grateful for with a gratitude toast (of sparkling cider). The toast was a reflection of the resiliency of our residents. They were grateful for the program, to be cared for and to be accepted.
Sending a big thank you to our Friends members who helped put this event together and a special thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Claus for bringing happiness and joy. This is a holiday celebration our residents will not soon forget.
Recent Friends Projects:
In 2020, thanks to the efforts of Friends and the founding Friends Chair Eileen Wagner, funds raised enabled West Bergen to build a brand new therapeutic playground at the Center for Children & Youth.