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Foundation Awards $873,726 in New Grants

The MetroWest Health Foundation today announced that its grants panels and trustees have approved 26 new grants totaling $873,726. These grants follow the foundation’s new strategic plan and focus primarily on access to care, adolescent mental health and healthy aging.

Organizations receiving grants are: 

A Place to Turn                                                                                                   $15,000
Capacity building support – food pantry.

Advocates, Inc.                                                                                                   $66,367
To improve access to psychiatric services.

Assabet Valley Regional Technical School                                                    $20,000
To upgrade a patient simulator used in nursing education.

BayPath Elder Services                                                                                     $17,875
To support chronic disease management programs for older adults.

Brazilian American Center                                                                                $50,070
To facilitate access to preventative mental health services.

Facing Cancer Together                                                                                      $4,900
To develop a cancer support group for Portuguese speakers.

Framingham Board of Health                                                                           $40,000
To launch an Age/Dementia Friendly Initiative in Framingham.

Framingham Public Library                                                                              $18,300
To offer senior exercise and health/nutrition classes.

HESSCO Elder Services                                                                                    $13,586
To decrease social isolation among LGBT elders.

Home Care Aide Foundation                                                                            $40,000
To address social isolation among elders.

Hoops & Homework, Inc.                                                                                  $10,500
Capacity building support – staff training.

Hudson Council on Aging                                                                                 $30,000

To offer respite care for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Hudson Public Schools                                                                                     $17,850
To offer a transition program for students reentering school after an
extended absence due to psychiatric or medical reasons
.

Latino Health Insurance Program, Inc.                                                            $44,429     

To support the use of patient navigators for insurance enrollment and
connection to primary care.

Medfield Council on Aging                                                                               $22,987
To expand health & wellness services.

Medway Public Schools                                                                                      $9,999
To develop best practice models in the administration of SBIRT.

MetroWest Free Medical Program                                                                    $45,898         

To expand the use of volunteer and staff capacity.

MetroWest Regional Transit Authority                                                            $16,110
To equip paratransit vehicles with Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).

Natick Public Schools                                                                                       $24,630
To support social work services for at-risk students and their families.

Natick Service Council                                                                                      $15,000
Capacity building support – food pantry.                                            

Natick Visiting Nurse Association                                                                 $273,778
To provide prescription drug assistance to the uninsured and underinsured.

Needham Youth & Family Services                                                                 $20,000
To conduct Mental Health First Aid training.

Pelham Apartments Resident Services                                                             $5,400
To offer wellness programs for youth.

Trustees of Boston University                                                                          $19,999
To design questions for the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey to
assess mental health service utilization. 

Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, Inc.                                            $17,405
To provide behavioral health support services at Framingham’s Wilson
Elementary School.

Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, Inc.                                            $13,641
To translate Parenting for Prevention tip sheets into Portuguese, Spanish
and Russian.



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