Generosity. Kindness. Service.The Bellmoor Inn & Spa is on a mission to promote mental health in Delaware by advocating for compassionate treatment, respect, and support of those experiencing mental health challenges. This includes charitable support to organizations working to address our community's mental health needs.
WHY WE CHOSE THIS CAUSE
Mental health impacts all of us. Mental health and substance abuse affect employment, relationships, and quality of life, but stigma and access to care create barriers for those seeking treatment.
- More than a quarter of Delawareans reported symptoms of anxiety or depression in 20211
- Delaware has among the highest rates of people with mental health needs who do not receive care (+7% above national average)
- Overdose deaths have increased 7x in the past 20 years in Delaware.
- The state has the third highest drug overdose mortality rate in the country, and Sussex County is the highest in the state.
HOW WILL WE HELP?
We are working on an action plan alongside experts and partners that will include volunteer opportunities, community events, education, programming, philanthropy and more. We are also rolling out an Impact Fee that will be distributed to local organizations on the front lines of addressing this issue.
Starting 10/1/22, guests will see an additional 1% fee on their folios called the Impact Fee. This fee is being collected to fund donations to organizations that align with the hotel's Community Impact mission and goals.
WHAT IS THE IMPACT FEE?
We are aiming to support several organizations through quarterly and annual donations. Once we have made our first donations at the end of 2022, we will provide a full list of groups that benefited.
Qualifying organizations will be thoroughly vetted and chosen based on demonstrated impact, local expertise, and sustainable programming. At a base level, organizations must be non-partisan, serve the local community, and not engage in any discriminatory practices.
WHAT ELSE IS THE HOTEL DOING?
The Impact Fee is just one part of our overall program, which includes partnering with community leaders and likeminded businesses to advance our mission and other community service activities.