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Making Minds Matter 2020

Making Minds Matter Drawing

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Join our signature fundraiser for Making Minds Matter at UPMC Western Behavioral Health. The campaign begins Aug. 15, 2020 and the drawing will be held on Jan. 22, 2021. Each purchased ticket enables the buyer to be included in a drawing to win $15,000 in Giant Eagle gift cards or $12,000 cash (taxes not included). Only 500 tickets are available at $100 each.

Proceeds benefit the Making Minds Matter fund, supporting patient experiences and employee education across UPMC Western Behavioral Health.

Interested in buying a ticket(s)? Choose from any of the following options. All ticket buyers must be 18 years of age or older.

Raffle open to Pennsylvania residents only.

Must be 18 years of age to buy a ticket. The price of the ticket is not tax deductible. Winner need not be present to win. Taxes are not included and are the responsibility of the winner.

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Unique sponsor opportunities are available for individuals and businesses for Making Minds Matter at UPMC Western Behavioral Health. For additional information, call 412-864-3519 or email

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The Lorraine Williams Peer Scholarship

Part of Making Minds Matter at UPMC Western Behavioral Health

Lorraine Williams was the long-time face of the Comprehensive Recovery Services (CRS) Outpatient Clinic at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital. 

During her 25 years at UPMC, Lorraine received various awards for her outstanding service. She consistently went the extra mile to serve patients and staff. Passionate about mental health and recovery, she was a lifetime volunteer at UPMC St. Margaret. After retiring, she returned to CRS as a volunteer. To her colleagues, she was the heart of the clinic.

Lorraine always expressed how much her work meant to her. She herself survived mental health crises and managed her recovery daily. She identified as a mental health peer, a person passionate about sharing their mental health experience and recovery story to teach, inspire, and advocate for individuals with mental illness.  

To honor Lorraine’s legacy, a scholarship has been established in her name to help defray some of the cost for vocational training. Now, her legacy can support valuable peer mentoring on behalf of individuals returning to work or school. The scholarship will reward eligible persons served by CRS, who are making advancements in their mental health recovery through pursuit of educational or vocational training. The Lorraine Williams Scholarship Committee will select the scholarship recipient from nominations by CRS staff.

The scholarship is funded by the Making Minds Matter at UPMC Western Behavioral Health Fund, supporting patient experiences and employee education.

To donate to the Making Minds Matter Lorraine Williams Peer Scholarship, please make checks payable to UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital Making Minds Matter Fund. Credit cards are also accepted. The donation form is available through this link to print.