18 York County Organizations Receive over  $1.3 Million for Community Health Programs

18 York County Organizations Receive over $1.3 Million for Community Health Programs

(York, PA, January 9, 2023) – Memorial Health Fund, a supporting organization of the York County Community Foundation, recently awarded over $1.3 million in grants to 18 York County organizations to address compelling health issues of the residents of York and its surrounding communities.

“The Memorial Health Fund (MHF) board is pleased to approve the following grants which we believe will help improve the quality of life for York County citizens. These organizations were selected because they aim to strengthen our behavioral health services by providing important programs that enhance our community. The Memorial Health Fund continues to invest in organizations seeking innovative and diverse ways to improve the health outcomes for all our residents,” said, Michelle Hovis, Chair of the Memorial Health Fund Board.

The latest round of grants from the Memorial Health Fund include:

  • Bell Socialization Services, Inc., for its Handle with Care program to create a Community & Law Enforcement training and wellness project.
  • Byrnes Health Education Center, for its Preventive Health Education program which aims to deliver educational standards aligned with preventive health curriculum to students from Pre-K through 12th grade through multiple delivery platforms.
  • Family First Health, for its Community-Based Health Care Partnership program at LifePath Christian Ministries to offer an integrated care model at LifePath’s shelters with the goal of linking guests to primary care resources.
  • Feel Your Boobies Foundation, for its Breast Health Education, Outreach and Targeted Messaging campaign to reach young Hispanic Women and Underserved Populations.
  • First Capital Community Transport Partners, for its Cardiac Monitor Replacement program to replace an obsolete cardiac monitor/defibrillator/external pacer combination unit.
  • Friends & Neighbors of Pennsylvania Inc., to expand its Coordinated Street Outreach to Unsheltered Neighbors program, which seeks to serve unsheltered homeless persons in York County.
  • Junior Achievement of South-Central PA, for its STEM Summit to Expose York County Students to Medical Careers program to help students explore healthcare concepts and careers through hands-on activities and volunteer interactions.
  • Leg Up Farm, Inc., for its Enhanced Patient Care Initiative to increase innovative services available to special needs children by training therapy staff in new, evidence-based treatments.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness York County, for its PAUSE (Peers Advocating for Ur Success Everyday) Youth Mental Health Support program – a three tier in-school comprehensive mental health crisis, prevention, intervention, and educational program for York County middle schools and high schools.
  • Pappus House, to purchase equipment for its new home and expanded mission of compassionate end-of-life care.
  • Parish Resource Center, for its Legal Clinic in collaboration with PIRC (Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center) to fill the need for clear, reliable, safe, and affordable legal advice for people who have immigrated to York County.
  • Spring Grove Area Middle School, for The Rocket Wellness Center, a space that offers advanced primary care to meet the physical and mental health needs of all its staff and family members.
  • White Rose Leadership Institute, for its Give Local York Healthcare Stretch Pool to strengthen local communities by providing critical funding for the work of community partners.
  • York City Little League, for an Indoor Training and Activity Center to allow for continued winter athletic activity, specifically baseball and softball training and conditioning.
  • York College of Pennsylvania, for its Simulation Integration in Health Education Settings program, designed to develop health professionals who are better prepared to tackle the challenges of wellness in the 21st century.
  • York County Children’s Advocacy Center, for its Child and Family Spanish Interpreter/Translation Services program to provide an interpreter and translation services to enable full access to forensic interviewing, forensic medical and family advocacy services for child victims of abuse and their caregivers.
  • York Fresh Food Farms, for its Taste! Food as a Platform for Neighborhood Health program which will offer community engagement, outreach and interactive cooking demonstrations, tastings, and food skills education to encourage and inspire York families to cook and eat healthy meals on a budget.
  • York Jewish Community Center, for its Momentum Movement Program, with Expansion for Recovery and Social Support program to improve the physical and mental well-being of individuals living with Parkinson’s Disease or neurocognitive conditions by providing activity, recovery, and social and mental support.