13 York County Organizations Receive $228,000 for Health Programs

13 York County Organizations Receive $228,000 for Health Programs

York, PA –  To address compelling health issues of the residents of York and its surrounding communities, Memorial Health Fund, a supporting organization of the York County Community Foundation, recently awarded $228,160 in grants to 13 York County organizations.

“The grants approved by the Memorial Health Fund Board are impacting members of our community before they are even born all the way to our seniors who are 100 years old,” said Chloé R. Eichelberger, chair of the Memorial Health Fund Board of Directors. “The variety of programs supported will touch students, families, veterans, and older adults throughout York County, increasing access to services that are critical for their physical, mental and social well-being.”

  • $3,580 to SpiriTrust Lutheran to provide vulnerable older adults with music therapy, which will provide personal care residents with dementia the opportunity to experience the joy and benefits of music therapy.
  • $7,239 to Golden Connections Community Center, Inc. to create an advanced cardio, balance and strength training program specifically for older adults in York County.
  • $30,000 to the York County Literacy Council for Healthcare Career Entry Level Training, which provides a pipeline of candidates for the Healthcare Nurse Aide Assistants and Home Healthcare Aides that are in high demand for York County.
  • $19,845.92 to Susquehanna Valley Community Mental Health Services for Human Trafficking Education, Training and Treatment, which provides mental health services at human trafficking shelters and educates the mental health community on treatment.
  • $25,000 to Gaudenzia Inc. for Gaudenzia Delta Outpatient Services, for licensed Outpatient/Intensive Outpatient treatment facility for chemically dependent adults and adolescents in the Delta community.
  • $25,000 to the York County Department of Veterans Affairs for the Higher Standard Project, a privately funded, nationally accredited recovery home for veterans in Veterans Wellness Court undergoing treatment for substance abuse or trauma.
  • $50,000 to the City of York, Bureau of Health for Health Moms Healthy Babies – Mind Matters, a home-based, relational, personalized program that provides in-home counseling services to expectant or parenting women, impacting both the health of women and their children in the City of York.
  • $10,000 to Normandie Ridge for West Manchester Senior Life Trail and Nature Park. The nature park and walking trails created with York’s aging population in mind, including extra wide trails, and dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of all York residents.
  • $7,000 to Susquehanna Area Senior Center for Spectrum Fitness Program 60-100, which will aid the senior center in creating a fitness programming options to span the age gap from 60 to 99.
  • $15,000 to Communities in Schools of Pennsylvania for Hannah Penn Communities of Hope, which will connect students, parents, families, community members in the Hannah Penn area and beyond with resources that are rich to the York area, creating more of a one-stop-shop for consumers.
  • $10,000 to ALS Association Great Philadelphia Chapter for the South Central Region Care Services Enhancement Program, which will expand care services for patient families living with ALS; promote education about ALS; and form collaborations with local healthcare providers to treat ALS.
  • $22,946 to YWCA York for Protect Love Expansion, a multi-level dating violence prevention program that utilizes evidence-based programs to eliminate dating violence across a lifetime. Launched in 2016, the program will expand to Red Lion and Northern school districts.
  • $2,280 to York Suburban Communities that Care for Wellness Yoga for Students. Yoga and mindfulness practices develop students’ awareness of the mind/body connection, stress and anxiety management skills, and improve physical flexibility and strength.


Memorial Health Fund transforms the way our community addresses compelling health issues to improve the complete physical, mental, and social well-being of the residents of York County. Memorial Health Fund became a supporting organization of York County Community Foundation in 2015. Previously, Memorial Health Fund was a supporting organization of Memorial Hospital.


Photo from L to R: Paula Ruane, Central Region Program Director, Gaudenzia, Inc.; Lise Levin, Vice President of Community Investment, York County Community Foundation; Jim Ingolio, Community Affairs Manager, Harrisburg & Lancaster, Gaudenzia, Inc.