April 24, 2018
MetroWest Health Foundation Grants $939K to 21 Nonprofits

June 2, 2017 — The MetroWest Health Foundation, a Framingham-based grant maker that also provides resources and information to improve the health of residents in the MetroWest region, announced that it recently awarded of $939,436 to 21 area nonprofits.

The MetroWest Health Foundation grants, which aim to improve health and health care in the region, were made as follows:
  • BayPath Elder Services: $36,501 to improve services for LGBTQ elders.

  • Bethany Hill Place: $12,460 to build capacity via safety and hygiene improvements

  • Bridge of Central Massachusetts: $31,000 to provide training to local school systems on self-injury and suicide prevention.

  • Dover-Sherborn Regional School District: $158,040 to provide a reentry program for students returning to school from hospitalizations.

  • Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center: $135,000 to improve clinical care management for those with a high risk of chronic disease.

  • Framingham Board of Health: $39,360 to support wider distribution of naloxone to help address the opioid crisis.

  • Framingham State University: $15,123 to improve mental health screening.

  • Health Care Without Walls: $20,000 to provide health care for families residing in homeless shelters.

  • Hockomock Area YMCA, Bernon Family Branch: $10,695 to offer a diabetes prevention program.

  • Jeff’s Place Children’s Bereavement Center: $20,000 to build capacity by adding clinical staffing.

  • Jewish Family Service of MetroWest: $20,000 to address the social-emotional needs of new immigrant and refugee communities.

  • MetroWest Legal Services: $70,770 to support legal services for immigrant youth.

  • Milford Council on Aging: $16,000 to support a comprehensive exercise and wellness program.

  • Morse Institute Library: $11,000 to support a health documentary series.

  • Natick Service Council: $10,900 to build capacity with additional equipment.

  • RIA House: $5,000 to build capacity with assessment tools.

  • Spark Kindness: $46,475 to provide parent education services.

  • South Middlesex Opportunity Council: $75,323 to provide a coordinated approach to addressing homelessness.

  • Wayside Youth & Family Support Network: $43,097 to provide mental health services to LGBTQ youth.

  • Wayside Youth & Family Support Network: $14,336 to build capacity via cultural competency training.

  • Wellesley College, Stone Center for Women: $148,356 to implement depression screening and suicide prevention programs in the Holliston Public Schools.

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