FamilyCare Donates $300,000 to Local Health Organizations
Monday, October 26, 2015
"FamilyCare continues to invest in programs that improve the health of the individual and families we serve," said Jeff Heatherington, President and CEO of FamilyCare. "We recognize the importance of our community partners to effect real change and are proud of the collaboration we continue to support."
FamilyCare donated $85,000 to Human Solutions for the construction of the Rosewood Plaza Apartments project, a mixed-use rehabilitation combining commercial space for a full-service dental clinic with high-quality affordable housing available for homeless and low-income families living in Rockwood and East Multnomah County.
The project will include a full renovation of a run-down dental clinic on the building’s first floor. The new clinic will contain several dental exam rooms, labs, x-rays and surgical facilities provided by the OHSU School of Dentistry.
Luke-Dorf/Northstar Clubhouse received $80,000 to expand its culinary program, providing vital job training opportunities for members, as well as education, engagement and support for a healthy and active lifestyle. Luke-Dorf works with vulnerable adults dealing with serious mental health concerns.
$79,705 was donated to the Benson Tech High School Wellness Center, which opens next year. Benson Tech will add preventative health to their curriculum.
"FamilyCare's support for the Benson Tech Wellness Center shows its commitment to the health of our young adults," said Amy Henry, a guidance counselor at the school. "We truly appreciate this investment in our students."
LifeWorks NW received $50,000 for their Project Network Program. The program, located in Home Forward’s Beech Street Apartments, is a nationally recognized drug and alcohol recovery program for pregnant women and women with young children.
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