Skyland Trail Receives $10,000 Grant from Atlanta Braves Foundation

ATLANTA — Skyland Trail, a nationally recognized nonprofit mental health treatment organization, has been awarded a grant for $10,000 by the Atlanta Braves Foundation. The grant will be directed to the Mark C. West Financial Aid Program at Skyland Trail.

Financial aid awards cover a portion of treatment costs for eligible families and allow teen and adult clients to engage in and complete psychiatric residential treatment and day treatment programs at Skyland Trail. Clients benefit from evidence-based therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) as well as holistic wellness programs like art, music, and horticultural therapy; fitness and nutrition counseling; life skills training; and vocational and academic services.

“We are incredibly thankful for this grant from the Atlanta Braves Foundation,” said Beth Finnerty, Skyland Trail President and CEO. “More than one-third of our adult and adolescent clients rely on financial aid to help them complete treatment and create a life worth living.”

Since 2009, the Mark C. West Financial Aid Program has awarded over $20 million in financial aid awards. Many clients use a combination of private insurance, private pay, and financial aid to cover the costs of treatment. Financial aid is made possible by charitable gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations.