Life Resources announces Heather Perry as their new Director of Philanthropy. The organization is a mental health nonprofit devoted to providing life transforming resources that foster emotional, spiritual, and relational wellness through healing, equipping, and training from a Christian faith-integrated foundation.
Perry has served as a non-profit professional over 20 years. In this newly created position, she will oversee the fundraising efforts for the Seeds of Life Program, which provides scholarship assistance for counseling services as well as low cost classes, groups, and professional training opportunities for the community at large.
Perry states. “It is a blessing to serve God in such an intentional way through the wonderful services Life Resources offers. What Life Resources provides our community is a gift of affordable mental health services that are desperately needed right now. It is my goal to ensure that we never turn anyone away due to inability to pay for professional therapeutic care.”
Life Resources reported a 20% increase in the number of people seeking mental health care in the wake of the pandemic, and is projected to provide over $160,000 in financial scholarship assistance for professional counseling services this year across their two locations in Mount Pleasant and North Charleston.
Founder and Clinical Director, Dr. Barbara Boatwright states, “The pandemic has highlighted the importance of recognizing the great need for high quality mental health care in our country. Life Resources is committed to removing financial barriers for such care in our community. Under the excellent leadership of our Executive Director, Jacquie Atkins, along with our new Philanthropy Director, Heather Perry, we are poised for the growth necessary to respond to that need in the greater Charleston area.”
Perry holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in Political Science. Prior to her career in non-profit fundraising, she was a lobbyist for TennCare, the State of Tennessee expanded Medicaid Program. She brings a wealth of experience in a variety of non-profit sectors to Life Resources. Ms. Perry is an avid fan of UT athletics, especially her football Vols. She is known as Aunt Heather to her two nephews, Jon Thomas and Mac and mom to her Maine Coon Cat, Norah.
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