[CULLMAN, AL] – The Cullman Area Mental Health Foundation is hosting an official ceremony for establishing the Stephen K. Griffith Memorial Fund. The Griffith family will establish the fund with an initial gift of $25,000 to the Cullman Area Mental Health Foundation. A formal check presentation and event is scheduled for Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 10:00a.m. at WellStone Cullman (1909 Commerce Ave NW Cullman, AL 35056).

The memorial fund is created in honor of Cullman attorney and community leader Stephen K. Griffith. The Stephen K. Griffith Fund will support the increased availability of mental health services in Cullman County.

Cullman Area Mental Health Foundation Treasurer and WellStone Chief Operating Officer Chris Van Dyke shares, “Steve Griffith was and still is incredibly respected by our community. His death was a tragedy that will not be forgotten. The Cullman Area Mental Health Foundation Board of Directors has the distinct privilege to help the Griffith family establish and grow a memorial fund in his honor. We deeply appreciate the Griffith family’s generosity and their vision to invest in preventative services for the Cullman community.”  Van Dyke continues, “WellStone and the Cullman Area Mental Health Foundation are leading a local coalition to plan for long term expansion of treatment availability, with the ultimate goal of providing local, 24/7 access to care for those facing mental health issues and acute crises.”

The Cullman Area Mental Health Foundation encourages the community to contribute to the Stephen K. Griffith Memorial Fund to honor Griffith and his family as well as to help expand mental health services in Cullman County.  Cullman Area Mental Health Foundation is a 501c3 charitable organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

Donations can be made to:
Stephen K. Griffith Memorial Fund
c/o Cullman Area Mental Health Foundation
P.O. Box 2186
Cullman AL, 35056

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About Wellstone Inc.: WellStone Inc. is a non-profit community organization that provides mental health and substance abuse services supporting the integrated health of the whole person. WellStone operates 12 facilities throughout North Alabama and Cullman. WellStone is certified through the Alabama Department of Mental Health. WellStone offers programs for children, adolescents, adults, substance abuse, school-based outreach, community services and more. For more information, visit www.wellstone.com. Additional media inquiries can be directed to the Communications Office by emailing pr@wellstone.com or by calling (256) 705-6301.