John Ben Snow Grant Supports Mental Heath Locally

Posted on January 10, 2023

John Ben Snow Grant Supports Mental Heath Locally 


(Oswego, NY – January 11, 2023) The Oswego Health Foundation was recently awarded $10,000 through the John Ben Snow Matching Grant program, raising a total of $21,000 to support access to mental health services in both Oswego and Cayuga Counties.


The philanthropic arm of Oswego Health applied for the grant to support the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team, who is a mobile, multi-disciplinary, mental health team, which offers various support services and delivers comprehensive, person-centered treatment and rehabilitation to individuals over the age of 18 with severe and persistent mental illness. The ACT Team services include help and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to individuals in both Oswego and Cayuga Counties.


Rather than refer individuals to other programs and services, the ACT Team provides the treatment and services needed.Funds secured through the John Ben Snow Grant will be used to support programs and services including housing and vocational support, family education, counseling, psychiatry services, physical health monitoring, medication administration, and substance abuse support.


The Act Team helps clients with access to benefits, care, case management, counseling, behavioral health services, dental, educational and job skill coaching, home care, housing, and medical services including making appointments with a primary care physician. Teaching life skills is a large part of what the ACT Team is about, helping individuals get back on their feet while promoting better mental health and wellness.  Many clients have lost touch with their families, have been rejected by family, and have no safety net to help them. The ACT Team is a safety net for many clients.  


President of the John Ben Snow Foundation and Memorial Trust, Jonathan L. Snow shares: “We are excited to partner with Oswego Health and the broader community who stepped forward to meet the $10,000 challenge grant that will enhance access to critical mental health services.”

“Oswego Health is committed to improving the mental health of our community. We are so fortunate to have the support of the John Ben Snow Foundation which will help improve access to care,” shared Executive Director of the Oswego Health Foundation, Margaret Barclay.

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About Oswego Health:  
The mission of Oswego Health is to provide accessible, quality care and improve the health of residents throughout Oswego County. As a nonprofit healthcare system established in 1881, Oswego Health is proud to continue to be one of Oswego County’s largest employers. More than 1,200 employees spread throughout its 17 locations, work for the Oswego Health system, which includes the 132-bed community Oswego Hospital, a 32-bed psychiatric acute-care facility with multiple outpatient behavioral health service locations, The Manor at Seneca Hill, a 120-bed skilled nursing facility, and Springside at Seneca Hill, an independent retirement community.  The health system also operates Oswego Health Home Care, the only hospital-based certified home healthcare agency in the County as well as two outpatient centers, including the Fulton Medical Center, offering urgent care, lab, medical imaging, physical therapy, and occupational health services, and the Central Square Medical Center, offering urgent care, lab, medical imaging, and physical therapy services. In addition, Oswego Health includes the Oswego Health captive professional corporation, Physician Care P.C., providing physician services in orthopedics, cardiology, ENT, gastroenterology, breast care, audiology, general surgery, bariatrics, and primary care. For more information about Oswego Health, please visit our website at




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