Salem Health Announces 2016 Community Partnership Grants
Wednesday, January 06, 2016
The recipients were chosen because of their “commitment to improve the health and well-being of the communities it serves,” according to Salem Health.
"High quality, sustainable programs that support the mission of Salem Health are critical to the communities we serve," said Sharon Heuer, director of community benefit with Salem Health. "We are glad to support these community partners who provide important aspects of health and wellness care."
The grants, totaling $286,500, were awarded to four new recipients in addition to four previous grant recipients from 2015.
Northwest Human Services Inc., of Salem--$50,000 for purchasing a bus to provide healthcare for the homeless.
Polk County Family & Community Outreach, of Dallas--$50,000 for developing a suicide prevention project.
Mano a Mano Family Center, of Salem, of Salem--$50,000 to offer a family wellness project centered on stress reduction.
Salem Interfaith Hospitality Network--$36,500 for trauma-informed care training and family support services. (Trauma-informed care involves an organizational structure and treatment framework to understand, recognize, and respond to the effects of all types of trauma.)
Continued funding recipients:
The Salvation Army Salem Corps--$25,000 to provide mental health case management for the homeless.
Community Action Agency HOME Youth & Resource Center, of Salem--$25,000 to offer weekend staffing at the center.
Oregon State University, Office for Sponsored Research and Award Administration--$25,000 to expand Just Walk Salem, a grass roots neighborhood walking program.
Boys & Girls Club of Salem, Marion and Polk Counties--$25,000 to staff its Healthy Lifestyles Education Program.
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