2016-2017 IMPACT GRANT RECIPIENTS

 

 

Helping Individuals and
Youth Achieve Potential

Organization

Grant Rec.

Purpose

Priority Needs Area

Big Brothers/Big Sisters

$12,525

Site based mentorship program called BigTIME. TIME is an acronym for Teaching, Impacting, Mentoring, and Encouraging.

Reduce truancy and school drop-out rates.

Boys & Girls Club

$67,000

Every Member, Every Year program model is designed so Clubs can partner with youth, parents, schools and other community stakeholders to implement approaches to strengthen academic enrichment and school engagement; and targeted dropout prevention. Funding also helps supplement the snack program (school year) and lunch program (summer).

Reduce truancy and school drop-out rates.

Fremont St. Nursery

$7,500

Funds five programs that serve 84 children. Funded programs include:  Soccer Shots Program, Garden Project, Summer Program, Music Program and a new Art Program.

Reduce truancy and school drop-out rates.

Prepare children for school readiness.

Girl Scout Council, Nation's Capital

$6,000

Science Discovery after school STEM program for 150 girls.

Advance Learning and Career Development

Heritage Child Development

$7,000

Funds the completion of the Clubhouse Playground project with a playground/Equipment climber.

Prepare children for school readiness.

Shenandoah Area Boy Scouts

$2,000

Exploring career education program for young men and women in sixth grade through 20 years old.

Reduce truancy and school drop-out rates.

Advance learning and career development.

Life skills training

Shenandoah Discovery Museum

$13,255

Provides children and families served by Head Start unlimited access to Museum education for one year.

Prepare children for school readiness.

Advance learning and career development.

Life skills training

Shenandoah Education Foundation

$12,000

Provides a free book to registered children every month until they turn five, upon which they receive a graduation book.

Prepare children for school readiness.

Winchester Day Nursery

$15,000

Provides scholarships to families who could not afford a quality preschool education.

Prepare children for school readiness.

 


Helping Families Become Financially
Stable and Independent 

Organization

Grant Rec.

Purpose

Priority Needs Area

American Red Cross

$11,780

Helps fund the Disaster Cycle Services program to alleviate human suffering in times of disaster. The program provides immediate direct assistance, recovery planning services and preparation resources.

Support for families to meet basic needs (food, shelter, utilities).

Blue Ridge Legal Services

$8,500

Provide free legal assistance to low-income residents of NSV.

Support for families to meet basic needs (food, shelter, utilities).

Faithworks

$1,500

Pay It Forward Fund to be used to assist individuals needing minimal financial assistance for application fees, gas or transportation expenses, or small household items that they cannot secure through other sources.

Support for families to meet basic needs (food, shelter, utilities).

Habitat for Humanity

$4,200

Provides resources for north end revitalization project – Rock the Block.

Support for families to meet basic needs (food, shelter, utilities).

Highland Food Pantry, Inc.

$10,000

Funds the Special Delivery Project, which reduces food insecurity among senior citizens by providing bags of nutritious food to identified persons-at-risk each month.

Support for families to meet basic needs (food, shelter, utilities).

Literacy Volunteers Winc.

$12,000

Adult Basic Literacy program provides tutoring in reading, writing, math, English language, computer skills, and personal finance for adults with low literacy skills in the community.

Employment Assistance.

Life skills training

Support for families to meet basic needs (food, shelter, utilities).

NW Works, Inc.

$8,500

Training and job coaching for six individuals with disabilities to work at Firefly and learn transferrable skills to then transition to community employment.

Employment Assistance.

Life skills training

Response

$13,388

Employment related skills, life skills training and basic needs support services for victims of domestic violence.

Employment Assistance.

Life skills training

Support for families to meet basic needs (food, shelter, utilities).

Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter

$27,000

Centralized Housing Intake coordinator to serve Clarke County, Frederick County, Shenandoah County and the City of Winchester. CHI offers a coordinated intake assessment for the homeless and near homeless population.

Support for families to meet basic needs (food, shelter, utilities).

The Laurel Center

$21,025

Provides a comprehensive emergency shelter program, 24 hour confidential hotline, education and supportive counseling, and environment of wellness, advocates and support for women and families.

Employment Assistance.

Life skills training

Support for families to meet basic needs (food, shelter, utilities).

Health/Risk Behaviors

The Salvation Army

$25,000

Provide basic needs including, meals, food vouchers, clothing vouchers and utility assistance to those in need.

Support for families to meet basic needs (food, shelter, utilities).

Winchester Area Temp Thermal Shelter

$9,200

Supports operations by subsidizing the cost to bus homeless adults to participating churches.

Support for families to meet basic needs (food, shelter, utilities).

 

Improving Health and Reducing
Risk Behaviors

Organization

Grant Rec.

Purpose

Priority Needs Area

Adult Care Center

$2,000

Purchase equipment in order to improve and expand daily exercise sessions with clients, offer a weekly exercise class for family caregivers, and offer two community programs that focus on exercise and dementia.

Health needs of an increasing senior population.

 

Aids Response Effort

$18,000

HIV Prevention activities that include both education and risk reduction tools. Increased accessibility to free Rapid HIV Counseling, Testing and Referral (CTR) Services.

Affordable and accessible health/mental health care for people in need.

Prevention of the effects of risk behaviors (i.e. obesity, abuse/neglect, teen pregnancy).

Child Safe Center CAC

$18,900

To assess and provide mental health treatment services to child abuse victims and their non-offending caretakers.

Affordable and accessible health/mental health care for people in need.

Prevention of the effects of risk behaviors (i.e. obesity, abuse/neglect, teen pregnancy).

CLEAN

$16,000

Rx123 outreach campaign to provide extensive education and awareness on the dangers of prescription drug abuse and addiction.

Prevention of the effects of risk behaviors (i.e. obesity, abuse/neglect, teen pregnancy).

COA Lord Fairfax House

$7,500

Provides transitional residential scholarships for chemically dependent individuals.

Prevention of the effects of risk behaviors (i.e. obesity, abuse/neglect, teen pregnancy).

Concern Hotline

$8,500

Implement Mental Health First Aid trainings quarterly, and ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) trainings.

Affordable and accessible health/mental health care for people in need.

Health needs of an increasing senior population.

Prevention of the effects of risk behaviors (i.e. obesity, abuse/neglect, teen pregnancy).

Dental Clinic of NSV

$2,500

To provide dental screenings during the Healthy Living Events.

Affordable and accessible health/mental health care for people in need.

Support for families to meet basic needs (food, shelter, utilities).

Faith In Action

$9,000

To maintain capacity and increase service delivery by 15% providing non-emergency medical transportation to residents living in the City of Winchester and Clarke, Frederick and Shenandoah Counties

Affordable and accessible health/mental health care for people in need.

Health needs of an increasing senior population.

Prevention of the effects of risk behaviors (i.e. obesity, abuse/neglect, teen pregnancy).

Healthy Families SC/JMU

$10,000

Provides in-home support and education to parents of young children to address the local priority need for prevention of the effects of risk behaviors such as teen pregnancy and abuse/neglect.

Affordable and accessible health/mental health care for people in need.

Prevention of the effects of risk behaviors (i.e. obesity, abuse/neglect, teen pregnancy).

NAMI

$7,300

To strengthen and expand programs that directly help clients affected by serious mental illness, programs include, In Our Own Voice anti-stigma presentations, Peer-to-peer recovery education course, basic education courses and family to family education courses.

Affordable and accessible health/mental health care for people in need.

Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition

$25,000

Provides funding for the treatment of five Drug Treatment Court individuals.

Affordable and accessible health/mental health care for people in need.

Prevention of the effects of risk behaviors (i.e. obesity, abuse/neglect, teen pregnancy).

Shen. Area Agency on Aging

$9,000

Matching funds for Well Tran Program - transportation services offered transports those individuals who face barriers to transportation.

Affordable and accessible health/mental health care for people in need.

Health needs of an increasing senior population.

Shen. Co. Free Clinic

$14,250

To provide counseling sessions and mental health services to patients.

Affordable and accessible health/mental health care for people in need.

Health needs of an increasing senior population.

Shen. Dental Clinic

$20,600

To provide treatment to uninsured, indigent adults in Shen. County.

Affordable and accessible health/mental health care for people in need.

Health needs of an increasing senior population.

 

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