HONORING BARRY OFFUTT
BOARD MEMBER & FRIEND
October 16, 1961 – March 2, 2022
With great sadness we report that Barry Offutt, an original and longstanding member of the Board of Directors of the Nolan Robison Foundation, passed away unexpectantly from natural causes on March 2, 2022. Barry’s desire to help children in need, especially those with mental illness, was a driving force of the Foundation. His creativity, thoughtfulness, and problem solving skills were unmatched, and were valued ingredients in managing the Foundation and influencing its positive impact throughout Central Maryland. Our prayers are with Barry’s family and friends. Hug On!!
17.1 MILLION CHILDREN IN THE U.S. HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH A MENTAL ILLNESS.
That is nearly 25%. That means according to the CDC, 1 in 4 children aged 3-17 in our country are struggling and need access to important resources like therapy and medication. The problem is that mental healthcare is expensive and therefore can be inaccessible to those who may desperately need it. We believe that no family should have to make difficult decisions about their child's mental wellbeing due to lack of finances.
Is to provide compassionate and comprehensive support for families of children needing therapeutic care for depression, anxiety or attention deficit disorder regardless of their ability to pay. We subsidize the cost of therapeutic care for underprivileged children under the age of 21 with a diagnosis of depression, anxiety, and/or attention deficit disorder. Funding will be paid directly to licensed providers, including Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers and/or Pediatricians, upon receipt from the Provider of an invoice and documentation of the diagnosis.
On July 7, 2015, Nolan Ryan Robison lost his life in a tragic car accident on his 21st birthday. Nolan was an amazing son, brother, grandson, cousin, nephew, lacrosse player, golfer, friend and hugger.
In an effort to make some sense out of our loss, and create something positive out of this tragedy, we have formed the Nolan Robison Foundation.
Nolan experienced many challenges during his life and was preparing to start a new chapter in his life. Sadly we will not see Nolan grow older but through this Foundation he will continue to help others.
YOUR SUPPORT MAKES A DIRECT IMPACT.
97% of your donations go directly to supporting children that need care.
Dollars funded for treatment/
Therapy Sessions paid for to date
*NUMBERS AS OF OCTOBER 31, 2021
YOUR GIFTS AT WORK
JENNIFER B., PROVIDER
"The Nolan Robison Foundation has provided many of our hardworking families the opportunity to start or continue treatment for their children. The hope and support the Foundation provides is immeasurable to these hardworking families who only want the best for their children struggling with depression, anxiety, and AD/HD.
My children are blessed to have the help of the Nolan Robison Foundation. The Robisons have used the tragedy of losing their loving son to help individuals in need. Access to quality mental health services is very limited and expensive. Because of the foundation, my son and daughter are able to receive proper services to fit their mental health needs. A huge burden has been lifted from my shoulders, and I will always have sincere gratitude for John Robison and his family. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the opportunity for help and healing.
JESSICA G., PROVIDER
“I am so grateful for the Nolan Robison Foundation. Their mission to help fund treatment for young people with depression, anxiety, and ADHD makes therapy accessible to those who may not otherwise be able to afford it. Their grants have provided relief and hope to children and their families in my practice.