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Foundation Invests $939,000 in Area Organizations

The MetroWest Health Foundation announced the awarded of $939,000 in new grants to 20 area organizations. These grants will support a variety of community projects aimed at improving health and health care in the region.

Organizations receiving grants are: 

BayPath Elder Services, Inc.                                                                                                      
To improve services for LGBTQ elders.

Bethany Hill Place, Inc.                                                                                                                 
Capacity building grant – safety & hygiene improvements

Bridge of Central Massachusetts, Inc.                                                                                    
To provide training to local school systems on self-injuryand suicide prevention.

Dover-Sherborn Regional School District                                                                              
To provide a reentry program for students returning to school from hospitalizations.

Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, Inc.                                                      
To improve clinical care management for those with a high risk of chronic disease.

Framingham Board of Health                                                                                                    
To support wider distribution of naloxone to help address the opioid crisis.

Framingham State University                                   
To improve mental health screening.

Health Care Without Walls, Inc.                                                                                               
To provide health care for families residing in homeless shelters.

Hockomock Area YMCA - Bernon Family Branch                                                               
To offer the Diabetes Prevention Program.

Jeff’s Place Children’s Bereavement Center, Inc.                                                              
Capacity building – additional clinical staffing.

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, Inc.                                                                            
To address the social-emotional needs of new immigrant and refugee communities.

MetroWest Legal Services, Inc.                                                                                                 
To support legal services for immigrant youth.

Milford Council on Aging                                                                                                             
To support a comprehensive exercise and wellness program.  

Morse Institute Library                                                                                                                
To support a health documentary series.

Natick Service Council, Inc.                                                                                                         
Capacity building – equipment.

RIA House Inc.                                                                                                                                 
Capacity building – assessment tools.

Spark Kindness, Inc.                                                                                                                       
To provide parent education services.   

South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Inc.                                                                         
To provide a coordinated approach to addressing homelessness.

Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, Inc.                                                               
To provide mental health services to LGBTQ youth.

Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, Inc.                                                               
Capacity building – cultural competency training.

Wellesley College, Stone Center for Women                                                                     
To implement depression screening and suicide prevention programs in the Holliston Public Schools.

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