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2018 Summary of Awards

Albrecht Free Clinic – Smiles for a Lifetime (Access to Care/Navigation)

The Albrecht Free Clinic provides medical, behavioral and dental services for eligible individuals who are underinsured, uninsured or otherwise unable to afford and access medical care. Healthy oral hygiene and dental care has been identified by the Albrecht Free Clinic as a major emerging community health need of local communities. Funds will support three types of dental care: emergency care, basic restorative and oral hygiene and education. This support will allow the clinic to address dental health for the uninsured and underinsured children and adults in Washington County.
Amount awarded: $76,500

Family Promise of Washington County –Health Services & Housing for the Homeless (Access to Care/Navigation and Mental Health/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse)

Family Promise’s mission is to rebuild lives with compassion by providing resources and services that prevent and end homelessness for individuals and families. In February 2018, Family Promise opened a new Singles Shelter tripling the client base. The funds requested will be used to identify unaddressed behavioral health and physical health needs of individuals who are homeless, connect them to quality healthcare services, encourage follow-through with recommended treatment, and ensure safe and stable housing while seeking services.
Amount awarded: $32,000

Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County – Senior Transportation Program (Access to Care/Navigation)

Interfaith Caregivers helps Washington County residents over the age of 60 with assistance to live safely in their own home. Support is provided to enable seniors to live and thrive in their homes and community by providing transportation to medical appointments, pharmacies, grocery stores/food pantries and exercise and wellness programs. When transportation barriers for seniors are removed, a senior’s access to healthcare and other vital services such as nutrition and wellness improve. Transportation expenses include volunteer recruitment and background checks, auto supplies, fuel, insurance, licensing, repairs/maintenance and software to track assisted rides. As the population of Washington County ages, providing support for these services is important so they do not increase to a point where the health of seniors is in jeopardy.
Amount awarded: $22,500

NAMI Washington County – Recovery Center Programs (Mental Health)

NAMI Washington County provides advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives. All of NAMI’s programs centers around creating a stigma-free community through illness experience recovery, resiliency, and overall wellbeing. The funds awarded will continue to support programs and services in the Recovery Center through supported relationships among individuals and families in recovery.
Amount awarded: $21,000

Youth and Family Project – Childhood Trauma Collaboration (Mental Health/Access to Services)

The Youth and Family Project is a community based, human service, nonprofit agency founded in 1975. The agency’s mission is to provide support, guidance and understanding to help people in need realize their individual goals of independence and personal well-being and for them to achieve a safe, stable living environment. The Youth and Family Project partnered with the Family Center of Washington County to offer the Crossroads Youth Program. This program will address issues associated with childhood trauma and provide a continuum of services to children facing difficult life event: peer support and individual counseling.
Amount awarded: $21,000

Elevate, Inc. – Elevate U (Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse)

Elevate focuses on strengthening individuals and communities and to provide educational programming, awareness and prevention programs and assistance and supportive services aimed at reducing the risk for behavioral health issues and other high risk behaviors. The best way to combat this issue is through early awareness and evidence based preventions. Funds will be used to support Elevate “U” targeting youth (ages 12 – 17) early in their trajectory of substance abuse, truancy, and/or delinquency and gets them back-on-track toward reaching their full potential. Through this initiative, Elevate’ s professional staff will provide evidence-based early intervention support in both individual and group settings.
Amount Awarded: $20,000

Casa Guadalupe Education Center – Healthy Latinos, Healthy Futures (Access to Care/Chronic Disease Prevention & Management)

Casa Guadalupe is currently the only bilingual and bi-cultural community based non-profit organization serving Spanish speaking residents in Washington County. Latinos living in Washington County are the most likely group to not have a regular source of health care, resulting in low health literacy which affects the overall health of the community. Funds will support health seminars and programs, outreach initiatives and transportation needs to promote education about health screenings, diabetes prevention, active lifestyles and nutrition for adults and families.
Amount awarded: $17,600

Friends Inc. – Supporting Mental Wellness (Mental Health/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse)

Friends of Abused Families has provided 40 years of service to Washington County and empowers and provides safety to those affected by domestic and sexual violence through support services and prevention education. The funds will be used to create a pilot project in partnership with Kettle Moraine Counseling to help survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault improve their mental wellbeing and live a drug free life. Services provided include mental health/substance abuse assessments, transportation costs, childcare, and rent assistance.
Amount awarded: $16,000

Kettle Moraine YMCA – Wellness Programs (Chronic Disease Prevention and Management)

The Kettle Moraine YMCA is committed to expanding their reach and impact in local communities throughout Washington County by making healthy living initiatives available at an affordable cost since cost is often a barrier for those dealing with health issues. Funds will be used to offset costs associated with the Diabetes Prevention Program through classes, screenings and community programs. This year-long program engages adults who are overweight or pre-diabetic in a group lifestyle intervention to live a healthier life through long lasting behavioral changes.
Amount awarded: $14,500

Total Awarded = $241,100