May 26, 2018
 
Fallon Health Gives $100K to 10 Massachusetts Nonprofits

April 28, 2018 —Fallon Health, a Worcester-based nonprofit health care services organization, announced, recently announced it has awarded $100,000 to 10 Massachusetts nonprofits that provide services to support older adults and children and youth.

Fallon Health granted $50,000 to the following five organizations that support older adults living safely in their homes and communities and providing access to care, behavioral health resources, food and utilities:
  • Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance, Worcester: $10,000 for its Elder Home Repair Program to provide repair and ongoing maintenance services that are critical in addressing health and safety needs to promote independent living and quality of life for those served.

  • Merrimack Valley Immigrant and Education Center, Lawrence: $12,000 for its Elder Outreach Program to ensure that one of the area’s more vulnerable populations, aging immigrants, receives services they need.

  • Northampton Survival Center, Northampton: $7,500 for the Hilltown Food Pantry, an emergency food pantry serving low- and moderate-income individuals, 16% of whom are seniors.

  • Regional Environmental Council, Worcester: $10,500 for its Supporting Diverse Senior Community Gardens program in Worcester.

  • St. Paul’s Elder Outreach Worcester,: $10,000 to strive to reduce falls among Worcester’s older adults and advancing their healthy behaviors as they apply to fall prevention.
Another $50,000 was awarded to five nonprofits that support community-based programs or organizations that provide access to programs that wrap services and resources around children and youth, as follows:
  • Appalachian Mountain Club, Lowell and Lawrence: $10,000 to make the outdoors accessible to youth living in under-resourced communities.

  • Boys & Girls Club of Pittsfield, Pittsfield: $10,000 for its Berkshire Healthy Students program to increase knowledge of healthy eating, physical activity and parent/community engagement.

  • Boys & Girls Club of Worcester, Worcester: $10,000 for the Family Support program, providing counseling for children and families, referrals, service plans and case management.

  • CASA Project, Worcester: $10,000 to address systemic issues to help children who are in foster care due to abuse and neglect overcome mental health barriers.

  • Girls Inc. of Worcester, Worcester: $10,000 for its After School and Summer Camp program to serve the “whole girl” in safe, gender-specific environments.

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