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Centerstone Receives $5,000 Grant from Citigroup Foundation and Smith Barney

New funds will be used to improve Ridgeview Residential Home in Houston County


Nashville, Tenn.—Centerstone, the nation’s largest provider of community-based behavioral healthcare, today announced that it has received a $5,000 grant from the Citigroup Foundation and Smith Barney. This new grant will support Centerstone’s Ridgeview Residential Home, a long-term adult residential mental health facility located in Houston County, Tenn. A check presentation ceremony took place on Thursday, October 16, at 3:00 p.m. at Centerstone’s offices on 6th Avenue North in Nashville.

“We are thankful for this generous gift from the Citigroup Foundation and Smith Barney,” said Bob Vero, CEO of Centerstone Tennessee. “Ridgeview fills an important need in Middle Tennessee, offering those with mental illnesses a safe home where they can get the support and care they need. We appreciate the efforts of the Citigroup Foundation and Smith Barney to support Centerstone and mental health care services in Tennessee, and we are honored to accept this donation.”

Ridgeview is the only Supportive Living Facility located in the northwestern section of Middle Tennessee. The 15-bed home directly serves counties including Houston, Stewart, Dickson, Cheatham, Montgomery and Robertson, but residents may come from any part of Tennessee. The new funding will be used to make important repairs to the Ridgeview home.

Centerstone and Smith Barney executives and representatives on hand at the October 16 check presentation ceremony were Parker Griffith, First Vice President of Wealth Management and Assistant Branch Manager at Smith Barney; Jeffery Factor, Senior Vice President and Branch Manager at Smith Barney; Bob Vero, CEO of Centerstone Tennessee; Laura Allen, Centerstone Vice President for Development; David Grimes, Centerstone Senior Vice President for Specialized Adult Services, and Kris Blount, Centerstone Director for Adult Residential Services.

“Citi Smith Barney is proud to support the vital work that Centerstone provides to those in need in our communities all over the state of Tennessee,” said Parker Griffith, First Vice President of Wealth Management and Assistant Branch Manager at Smith Barney. “We are indeed fortunate to have a behavioral healthcare organization based here that provides the quality and caliber ofservices Centerstone offers to people in Nashville and surrounding counties.”

About Centerstone

Centerstone (www.centerstone.org), a not-for-profit organization, is the nation’s largest provider of community-based behavioral healthcare. With a history that spans over fifty years, Centerstone provides a full range of behavioral health and related educational services to more than 69,000 individuals of all ages and their families annually. Children, adolescents, adults, seniors, and families all receive help from a multitude of different programs in more than 120 facilities and 150 partnership locations in Indiana and Tennessee. Centerstone is accredited by The Joint Commission in Indiana and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in Tennessee. For more information about Centerstone, please call toll-free at 888-291-4357.

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