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 $239,360 in grants to 14 York County organizations.
“Having access to programs and organizations that support health and well-being shouldn’t be limited because of age, economic status, or disability,” said Chloé R. Eichelberger, chair of the Memorial Health Fund Board of Directors. “The programs Memorial Health Fund has chosen to support with grants in 2019 will help children, families, the homeless, people recovering from drug and alcohol addictions, those with cancer, hearing or mobility issues, and individuals and families faced with the impending loss of a loved one. These grants will help our community better serve people at times when they are most in need of physical and mental healthcare.”
- $25,000 to American Red Cross for biomedical scales to alleviate waste and allow more efficient blood collection from donors.
- $10,000 to Bell Socialization Services, Inc. for on-site LPN services to consult with the homeless families and individuals the organization serves, giving them access to cover their basic health needs and connect them to primary care providers.
- $30,000 to Crispus Attucks Association to educate and empower economically disadvantaged children through health activities, while strengthening the family with engagement opportunities.
- $30,000 to Family Promise of York PA for emergency shelter, medical and mental health service referrals to families with children in York.
- $20,000 to Help for Oncology Problems and Emotional Support to design and launch HOPE Haven, a cancer respite retreat to improve mental, spiritual and physical well-being for individuals undergoing cancer diagnosis and treatment, at a secluded home in York County.
- $25,000 to Hospice & Community Care for a community initiative to strengthen end-of-life care that will increase hospice services utilization and enhance the quality of life of York citizens facing serious illness.
- $16,464 to Just 4 Today Sober Living for a case management program to eliminate a deficiency in the existing aftercare procedures intended to maintain a sustainable recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
- $4,500 to Leg Up Farm to expand use of aquatic therapy in physical and occupational sessions and find innovative uses for it within speech and behavioral health sessions.
- $35,000 to Pappus House to support the expansion of hospice services provided to members of the York community during their last months of life.
- $20,000 to Pennsylvania Parks & Forests Foundation for an accessible dock at Pinchot State Park to allow those with disabilities to recreate on the water.
- $15,630 to Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center to install new Assistive Listening Devices in the Strand Theatre to welcome audiences that otherwise would not be able to attend due to hearing limitations.
- $8,337 to Susquehanna Valley Community Mental Health Services to expand evidence-based trauma counseling for domestic violence survivors.
- $10,365 to YMCA of York and York County for a program that promotes healthy living with children ages 7-13 carrying excess weight, and their caregivers to create long-lasting change.
- $11,694 to YWCA York for mindful trauma-informed practices in the Early Learning Center and extend mindfulness work to the community at large with workplace and parent/caregiver workshops.
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.