MetroWest Health Foundation Invests $300,000 in 16 Organizations

The following is a press release submitted to SOURCE media.


FRAMINGHAM – The MetroWest Health Foundation has awarded over $300,000 in new grants to 16 organizations.

These grants will support a variety of programs designed to improve health and wellness across the region.

Organizations receiving grants are:

A Place to Turn $40,000
To purchase healthy food for the food pantry.

Bethany Hill Place $20,000
To support enhanced onsite mental health services.

Community Legal Aid $10,000
To support immigrant rights training in the Greater Milford area.

Dignity Matters $12,500
To support a program outreach manager position.

Edwards Church, United Church of Christ $6,000
To support the Framingham Community Access Point for Veterans.

Framingham Public Schools $19,968
To enhance mental health support services within the ESL Plus Program.

Framingham Health Department $20,000
To develop and launch the Recovery Friendly Workplace initiative.

HESSCO Elder Services $9,915
To support a congregate meal program for LGBTQ elders.

Jewish Family Services of Metrowest $26,553
To support a planning process for a cross-sector and coordinated approach for addressing the needs of new immigrants.

Kennedy Community Health Center $20,000
To expand school-based mental health services at Framingham High School.

Learning Center for the Deaf $20,000
To support training in American Sign Language.

Natick Public Schools $14,000
To support programs to promote healthy relationships and prevent dating violence.

Natick Service Council $20,000
To develop mobile food markets to support seniors.

Natick Service Council $15,000
To purchase healthy food for the food pantry.

SPARK Kindness $20,000
To expand supports for middle school parents and caregivers.

WalkBoston $17,500
To engage teens in promoting a more walkable community in Framingham.

Women Thriving $19,956
To offer workshops to build resiliency skills for women.

The MetroWest Health Foundation provides financial support for programs that have a positive impact on the health of the 25 communities in the MetroWest area of Massachusetts.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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