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2017- 2018 IMPACT GRANT RECIPIENTS

 

 

 

 

 

Helping Individuals and Youth Achieve Potential

A total of eight agencies will receive funding in the education category, totaling $127,940.

 

Funding Priorities

  • Reduce truancy and school dropout rates

  • Prepare children for school readiness

  • Advance learning and career development

  • Leadership and workforce development, including youth program collaboration

 

Organization

Grant Amount

Purpose

Priority Needs Addressed:

Big Brothers/Big Sisters

$13,000

Site based mentorship program - BigTIME. TIME is an acronym for Teaching, Impacting, Mentoring, and Encouraging. Also funds the addition of Bigs in Blue to Big TIME which is designed to recruit more male mentors and to help improve the relationships between the community and law enforcement.

Reduce truancy and school dropout rates

Prepare children for school readiness

Kids Club of NSV

$50,000

Homework Assistance and Tutoring Programming for 75 kids ages 6-13, Summer Programming to include Summer Learning Loss Prevention for 125 kids ages 6-13, Financial Literacy for Youth Programming for 50 kids ages 6-15, Junior Staff Programming for 20 kids ages 14-18, Career and College Prep Programming for 20 students ages 14-18 and a Healthy Lifestyles Programming for all students.

Reduce truancy and school dropout rates

Fremont St. Nursery

$15,500

Funds four enrichment programs in order to provide high-quality childcare to low-income and single-parents, new caregivers, and at-risk youths. Funded programs include: physical fitness, gardening, summer enrichment activities, and early learning assessment.

Reduce truancy and school dropout rates

Prepare children for school readiness

Advance learning and career development

Girl Scout Council, Nation's Capital

$10,000

Girl Scout Leadership Experience program that serves 700 girls and focuses on four key pillars: STEM, outdoor education, life skills, and financial literacy/entrepreneurship.

Prepare children for school readiness

Advance learning and career development

Heritage Child Development

$10,000

Playground Improvement Project to replace the resilient surfacing on selected playgrounds, creating safe playground spaces for children age 6 weeks through 5 years.

Prepare children for school readiness

Shenandoah Discovery Museum

$5,440

Provides children and families served by Healthy Families NSV unlimited access to Museum education for one year.

Reduce truancy and school dropout rates

Prepare children for school readiness

Advance learning and career development

Shenandoah Education Foundation

$9,000

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.

Reduce truancy and school dropout rates

Prepare children for school readiness

 

 

 

Helping Families Become Financially Stable and Independent

A total of thirteen agencies will receive funding in the income category, totaling $189,310.

 

Funding Priorities

  • Employment assistance

  • Life skills training (financial literacy, job preparation, literacy)

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

 

Organization

Grant Amount

Purpose

Priority Needs Addressed:

American Red Cross

$6,500

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

$13,000

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

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

Faithworks

$3,000

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

$5,500

Provides resources for revitalization project of Josephine Street in Berryville, VA (Clarke County) in conjunction with the Rock the Block event.

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

Highland Food Pantry, Inc.

$7,500

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. Area (combined application with WRM)

$8,910 for LV ($24,410 combined)

Funds the Housing and Educational Literacy Program. HELP provides critical services for homeless individuals to support their efforts to secure a job, to move to permanent housing, and ultimately attain self-sufficiency. Literacy Volunteers will provide assessments, case management and recruit, train and manage volunteer tutors.

Employment assistance

Life skills training (financial literacy, job preparation, literacy)

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

Winchester Rescue Mission (combined application with LV)

$15,500 for WRM ($24,410 combined)

Funds the Housing and Educational Literacy Program. HELP provides critical services for homeless individuals to support their efforts to secure a job, to move to permanent housing, and ultimately attain self-sufficiency. Winchester Rescue Mission will provide case management, supplies, needed equipment for the program, drug testing and transportation.

Employment assistance

Life skills training (financial literacy, job preparation, literacy)

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

LFCC Education Foundation

$5,000

Provides a shopping-model food pantry and the LFCC Middletown campus for students struggling with food insecurity. The pantry will provide 20,000 meals and serve 250 students.

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

NW Works, Inc.           

$27,400

Provide intensive case management to 10 low-income (under-employed) individuals to achieve upward mobility (increased wages) and 15 no-income (unemployed) individuals to achieve new employment.

Employment assistance

Life skills training (financial literacy, job preparation, literacy)

Response

$9,000

Provide services to 30 domestic and sexual violence survivors to assist clients in meeting their basic needs, to educate clients about employment skills and to provide life skills training in order to enhance their ability to earn income and obtain skills to gain financial stability.

Employment assistance

Life skills training (financial literacy, job preparation, literacy)

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

Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter

$15,000

Partially funds a 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

$30,000

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. 

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

The Salvation Army

$38,000

Funding will provide six sets of bunk beds which will increase the shelter capacity to 54 and funding for the meals program which serves three meals a day, 365 days per year. $8,000 is to be used towards the utility assistance program, which provides assistance to families who are unable to pay their utility bills, potentially preventing them from becoming homeless.

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

Winchester Area Temp Thermal Shelter

$5,000

Supports operations by assisting with the cost of training and retaining high quality shelter managers that stand ready to open the shelter on time every day of the 20 week season and are trained to address the challenges associated with low barrier shelter operation.    

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

 

 

 

 

 

Improving Health and Reducing Risk Behaviors

A total of thirteen agencies will receive funding in the health category, totaling $172,750.

 

Funding Priorities

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

  • Health needs of an increasing senior population

  • Prevention of the effects of risk behaviors (obesity, abuse/neglect, teen pregnancy and substance abuse)

  • Mental Health education and access to care

Organization

Grant Amount

Purpose

Priority Needs Addressed:

Aids Response Effort

$17,000

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

Prevention of the effects of risk behaviors (obesity, abuse/neglect, teen pregnancy and substance abuse)

Child Safe Center CAC

$20,000

Provide child abuse assessments, therapy for abuse victims and provide funds to open a satellite operation in Shenandoah County in order to reduce barriers to receiving services such as transportation.

Affordable and accessible health/mental care for people in need

Prevention of the effects of risk behaviors (obesity, abuse/neglect, teen pregnancy and substance abuse)

CLEAN

$8,000

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 (obesity, abuse/neglect, teen pregnancy and substance abuse)

COA Lord Fairfax House

$6,725

Provides transitional residential scholarships for chemically dependent individuals.

Prevention of the effects of risk behaviors (obesity, abuse/neglect, teen pregnancy and substance abuse)

Concern Hotline

$6,300

Offer regularly scheduled ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) and/or SAFETALK trainings in 2017-18.

Affordable and accessible health/mental care for people in need

Prevention of the effects of risk behaviors (obesity, abuse/neglect, teen pregnancy and substance abuse)

Dental Clinic of NSV

$10,000

To provide dental services to individuals without insurance or that cannot pay for services and to provide dental screenings during the Healthy Living Events in exchange for a healthy food voucher.

Affordable and accessible health/mental care for people in need

Faith In Action

$10,000

To maintain capacity and increase service delivery by 20% providing non-emergency medical transportation to residents living in the City of Winchester and Clarke, Frederick and Shenandoah Counties

Affordable and accessible health/mental care for people in need

Health needs of an increasing senior population

Free Medical Clinic NSV

$35,000

Expand the reach of Project Empower – an innovative community based Community Health Worker led case management program. In response to the frequent use of WMC by uninsured individuals the FMC launched Project EMPOWER – a program that improves transitions in case and provides comprehensive case management services to vulnerable clients.

Affordable and accessible health/mental care for people in need

Health needs of an increasing senior population

Healthy Families NSV

$6,700

Provides funding of the Cribs for Kids Service Project and Car Seat Safety Service Project. These programs provide an opportunity to screen pregnant women and parenting skills. A systematic risk assessment process is used to identify families who are overburdened and whose children are at high-risk for child abuse and neglect.

Prevention of the effects of risk behaviors (obesity, abuse/neglect, teen pregnancy and substance abuse)

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.

Prevention of the effects of risk behaviors (obesity, abuse/neglect, teen pregnancy and substance abuse)

Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition

$25,000

Provides funding for the Peer Support Specialist Program which provides assistance and support to those suffering with addiction.

Affordable and accessible health/mental care for people in need

Prevention of the effects of risk behaviors (obesity, abuse/neglect, teen pregnancy and substance abuse)

Shen. Co. Free Clinic

$10,000

To provide counseling sessions and mental health services to patients.

Affordable and accessible health/mental care for people in need

Health needs of an increasing senior population

Shen. Dental Clinic

$8,000

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

Affordable and accessible health/mental care for people in need

Health needs of an increasing senior population