April 25, 2017
 
Fallon Health Grants $100K to 10 Massachusetts Nonprofits

March 30, 2017 — Fallon Health, a nonprofit health care services organization based in Worcester, yesterday announced that it has awarded $100,000 to 10 nonprofit, community-based programs across Massachusetts.

Funds focused on programs that promote opportunities for “at-risk”/”proven risk” youth and young adults between the ages of 12 to 21, address preventive health and social services for seniors, or provide services to support individuals with behavioral and/or mental health issues.

The following organizations received a Community Benefits Grant based on their ability to achieve positive health outcomes:
  • Bottom Line, Worcester: $10,000 for its Access and Success Programs, which provide low-income, first generation Worcester college-bound and college students with one-on-one guidance and mentoring.

  • Boys & Girls Club of Worcester: $7,500 for its Family Support program, which focuses on improving the emotional/physical well-being and resilience of at-risk and proven-risk youth and kids who have special needs.

  • Children’s Friend, Central Mass/: $15,000 for The Ellsworth Child and Family Counseling Center to treat clients without resorting to residential or in-patient services and improve their functioning to their optimal level as soon as possible.

  • Community Teamwork, Greater Lowell: $10,000 for its Bone Builders program to prevent and reverse osteoporosis, improve balance and enhance energy and well-being among seniors.

  • Healthcare Options of Norfolk and Bristol Counties: $7,500 for its Elder Dental Program to maintain and increase the network of volunteer participating dentists and specialists.

  • HOPE Coalition, Worcester: $15,000 for the HOPE Mental Health Model to increase low-income youth and youths of color access to supportive mental health services.

  • MAB Community Services, throughout Massachusetts: $7,500 to fund Vision Rehabilitation for Older Adults, medical, training, and counseling services that help seniors navigate their health and safety despite vision loss.

  • Samaritans, Inc. , throughout Massachusetts: $7,500 for Youth Suicide Prevention Services in Greater Boston, MetroWest, and central Massachusetts.

  • Springfield Day Nursery: $10,000 for its Square One SQUAD learn and Earn Program, which provides access to educational services to at-risk youth leading to the attainment of a high school equivalency/

  • UTEC, Lowell and Lawrence: $10,000 for its Transitional Coaching for Proven-Risk Youth.

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