Robert Malouf Jr. Memorial Fund at CFM Makes First Grant to Mississippi Harm Reduction

View inside Robert's House.
View inside Robert’s House.

The Robert Malouf Jr. Memorial Fund at the Community Foundation for Mississippi has made its first grant from the fund, which is benefitting the lives of individuals participating in the Mississippi Harm Reduction Initiative‘s (MHRI) Recovery Housing Program.

With the grant support, MHRI was able to create Robert’s House, a safe haven for men transitioning out of a 30-day residential treatment program. The program offers a holistic approach to recovery, providing essential support and resources to individuals on their journey toward sobriety.

Through the program, participants are connected with certified peer specialists who offer guidance and support and attend twelve-step meetings. Additionally, individuals can pursue educational goals, including obtaining their GED or returning to community college. Upon arrival, participants receive comprehensive wellness visits to address their physical and mental health needs.

Jason McCarty, Executive Director of the Mississippi Harm Reduction Initiative, expressed gratitude, saying, “Mississippi Harm Reduction is grateful for the generous gift from the Robert Malouf Jr. Memorial Fund at CFM. To turn a tragedy into kindness is a significant sign of compassion and a lasting gift that will honor Robert’s name for generations to come.”

Recognizing gaps in the substance abuse disorder community, Lee Malouf opened the Robert Malouf, Jr. Memorial Fund at CFM to honor the legacy of her son, Robert Malouf, Jr., who died from an accidental opioid overdose, and to assist many struggling with addiction. Learn more about the fund here.