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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.                                                                                                      
$36,501
To improve services for LGBTQ elders.

Bethany Hill Place, Inc.                                                                                                                 
$12,460
Capacity building grant – safety & hygiene improvements

Bridge of Central Massachusetts, Inc.                                                                                    
$31,000
To provide training to local school systems on self-injuryand 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, Inc.                                                      
$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, Inc.                                                                                               
$20,000
To provide health care for families residing in homeless shelters.

Hockomock Area YMCA - Bernon Family Branch                                                               
$10,695
To offer the Diabetes Prevention Program.

Jeff’s Place Children’s Bereavement Center, Inc.                                                              
$20,000
Capacity building – additional clinical staffing.

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

MetroWest Legal Services, Inc.                                                                                                 
$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, Inc.                                                                                                         
$10,900
Capacity building – equipment.

RIA House Inc.                                                                                                                                 
$5,000
Capacity building – assessment tools.

Spark Kindness, Inc.                                                                                                                       
$46,475
To provide parent education services.   

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

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

Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, Inc.                                                               
$14,336
Capacity building – 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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