The Longo Family Foundation has donated $5 million to the Trillium Health Partners Foundation to contribute to the redesign of mental health care at Trillium Health Partners (THP) and its research engine—the Institute for Better Health.
A portion of the gift will also support the development of mental health inpatient services as part of the new Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital.
"It's our foundation's mission to ensure we invest in health care – including mental health – to make our communities stronger. We know that COVID has highlighted social disparities and increased the need for mental health care. That's why we're delighted to support a redesign of Trillium Health Partners' mental health program and modern new hospital spaces to provide the care our growing community needs and deserves," said Rosanne Longo, Longo's spokesperson and brand ambassador.
Established in 1998, the vision of the Longo Family Foundation is to contribute to a world of strong, healthy families; one where children and youth are empowered to reach their full potential. This mission is focused on emerging research in immunotherapy and mental health and funding to help build camp infrastructure and to ensure the community has access to equitable, lifesaving mental health care when they need it.