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OritaniBank Charitable Foundation Awards $20,000 Grant to Vantage Health System

Posted on 1/19/2017 by

Township of Washington, N.J. (January 16, 2017) – The OritaniBank Charitable Foundation recently granted $20,000 to Vantage Health System’s Behavioral Health Home Program. Located in Dumont, NJ, the nonprofit organization provides services to children, adolescents, adults and elders with mental health, addiction, developmental and eldercare challenges.

Township of Washington, N.J. (January 16, 2017) – The OritaniBank Charitable Foundation recently granted $20,000 to Vantage Health System’s Behavioral Health Home Program. Located in Dumont, NJ, the nonprofit organization provides services to children, adolescents, adults and elders with mental health, addiction, developmental and eldercare challenges.

The grant will help Vantage Health System integrate physical health care with its behavioral health care programs by implementing a NJ program called ‘Behavioral Health Home (BHH)’. BHH will focus on individuals with serious mental illness like schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder and will coordinate wellness services for those individuals.

“Mental illnesses have the unfortunate tendency to be overlooked,” said Kevin J. Lynch, President of the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation and Chairman, President and CEO of Oritani Bank. “We are proud to support Behavioral Health Home by Vantage Health Systems, which will benefit people with the ‘forgotten’ illnesses and make sure everyone, physically and mentally impaired, is cared for.”
“Vantage Health System is extremely grateful to the trustees of the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation for this generous grant and for recognizing the needs of individuals with mental health challenges in our communities,” said Vicki Sidrow, President and CEO of Vantage Health System. “The funds will be used to start up a new service called a Behavioral Health Home. This new service will provide integrated and coordinated mental health and physical healthcare to individuals with severe mental illness who also have medical conditions.”
Vantage Health System has been providing community based programs and services since 1957. Primarily providing psychiatric and addiction treatment, Vantage is one of the largest providers in Northern, NJ. Each year they assist over 3,000 individuals Bergen County. Services include: crisis intervention, counseling, psychiatric evaluations, day treatment centers for developmentally disabled and mentally ill, geriatric services, homeless outreach and caregiver support.

About Vantage Health System:
Vantage Health System located in Dumont and Englewood New Jersey is a private not for profit 501 (C) 3 charitable organization. In operation since 1957, Vantage is a system of community-based outpatient, residential and supportive housing facilities and programs. Vantage provides services to children, adolescents, adults and elders with mental health, addiction, developmental and eldercare challenges. With 130 staff, Vantage Health System serves over 3000 Bergen County residents a year. For admission to services call 201-567-0059. For further information or to make a contribution visit www.vantagenj.org.

About OritaniBank Charitable Foundation:
Oritani Bank established the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation in 2007 to assist not-for-profit organizations that help to improve the quality of life for area residents, especially those members of its communities most in need. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated more than $6.8 million to local charitable organizations, primarily in support of education, health and human services, youth programs and affordable housing.

About Oritani Bank:
Oritani Bank is a 105-year-old community bank with more than $3.8 billion in assets, based in the Township of Washington, New Jersey. The Bank has 26 branches throughout Bergen, Hudson, Passaic & Essex Counties. Oritani Bank is a publicly held company trading on the NASDAQ with the trading symbol “ORIT.” Oritani Bank offers a full line of deposit and loan services to both retail and commercial customers. For more information, call 888-ORITANI, or visit its website, www.oritani.com.

 

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