Health Care

Health Foundations Award $102K to Local Initiatives

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Health Foundation and the Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation have awarded nearly $102,000 in grants to six area health initiatives.

The largest grant, $25,000, was awarded to the YMCA of Youngstown for its 12-week Livestrong program, which provides cancer survivors with fitness and strength activities as well as support groups.

Community Legal Aid Services was awarded $22,000 to help low-income families address legal matters regarding health, including housing, education and domestic violence. The organization is working with Mahoning County Pathways HUB to reduce infant mortality and Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics in Warren to improve health outcomes for women and children.

Homes for Kids received $19,000 to train and certify the Treatment Foster Care and Community/ Home-Based Health Treatment staff in trauma-related care, helping them work better with children, which will help prevent adult onset chronic diseases, mental illnesses, violence and other issues.

Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership received $15,000 to support its nutrition programs, including gardening classes, farmers markets and its Double Your Dollars SNAP program.

The Trumbull County Health Department was awarded $10,875 for the purchase of 150 naloxone kits for people completing a training program.

Sight for All received $10,000 for eye-care services for low-income patients at no charge. The organization is a network of 36 Youngstown-area optometrists.

Both the Western Reserve Health Foundation and Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation are affiliate funds of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.