September 20, 2017
 
Gr. Worcester Comm. Foundation Grants $183K to 16 Nonprofits

May 8, 2017 — The Greater Worcester Community Foundation last week announced that it has awarded $183,000 in grants 16 Massachusetts nonprofits that provide a variety of health services, including primary care outreach services to vulnerable populations, disease prevention, and health promotion programming.

Funding from the Fallon/OrNda Community Health Fund of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation were:
  • Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence, Lowell: $5,000 for wraparound services for domestic violence victims in Worcester's Asian immigrant community.

  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Worcester, Worcester: $12,500 for a pilot to add baby care items to emergency services programs.

  • Children's Friend, Worcester: $10,000 to support out-patient care services to at-risk LGBT youth.

  • Dismas House, Worcester: $5,000 to expand clinical support services in-house, rather than referring clients out.

  • Family Health Center of Worcester, Worcester: $20,000 for crisis intervention and stabilization services for homeless families.

  • Genesis Club, Worcester: $5,000 for a suite of programs and services designed to improve health and wellness outcomes for club members

  • Girls, Inc., Worcester: $6,500 for a mix of programs to improve the health of vulnerable girls in Worcester.

  • Hope Coalition , Worcester: $15,000 to embed health counselors in youth-serving agency programs across Worcester.

  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Services, Boston: $7,500 to improve oral health awareness & clinic usage by vulnerable populations through trained counselors.

  • Pathways for Change, Worcester: $7,000 for immediate counseling services for sexual assault victims who pursue medical services at area hospitals.

  • Pernet Family Health Service, Worcester: $20,000 for in-home coaching and support visits for poor and socially-isolated pregnant women and young mothers.

  • Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, Boston: $12,500 for sexual health promotion through peer-to-peer programs and bilingual parent sex education.

  • Reliant Medical Group Foundation, Worcester: $4,000 for To provide free transport to medical appointments for elderly and low-income patients.

  • Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts, Worcester: $15,000 to help Southeast Asian immigrants and refugees navigate insurance and health care systems.

  • Worcester Youth Center, Worcester: $20,000 to expand the street outreach & engagement program for the Youth Violence Prevention Project.

  • Youth Opportunities Upheld, Worcester: $18,000 for case management and wraparound supports for teen parents and newborns in South Worcester County.
Established in $1975, the foundation has awarded more than $100 million to cultural educational, human service and civic organizations. Today, it stewards a charitable endowment exceeding $140 million in more than 600 named funds.

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