Elevation House, a non-profit whose mission is to end economic and social isolation for adults living with mental illness, has experienced a rise in calls from those seeking assistance amid the days of coronavirus.

Carrie Edge, Executive Director, says that Elevation House has been offering virtual services to members ever since the pandemic struck our region back in mid-March. Social distancing poses a unique challenge to this organization as it strives to maintain a meaningful connection with those who need it most.

Elevation House is doubly needed at a time when fund raising efforts are also a challenge, says Edge, who adds that support from the community is needed now more than ever. The coronavirus pandemic is already taking a toll on the mental health of many people.

Those who wish to donate to Elevation House may do so via their website at; click on the Donate Now button.

Edge indicates that steps will be taken toward re-opening the clubhouse at the Kelsey-Aycock-Burrell Center, 41 Washington Drive, around mid-May. June 3rd will mark the one-year anniversary of the opening of that clubhouse.

May is observed annually across the US as Mental Health Awareness Month. Elevation House has taken to social media to educate the public about mental health throughout the month; look for the organization on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.