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CareSource Foundation Provides Funding for 30 Programs in Ohio

Dayton, Ohio (PRWEB) July 17, 2013

Dayton-based Foundation awards $301,000 in the second round of quarterly grants.

The CareSource Foundation recently awarded its second round of quarterly grants for 2013. The Foundation provides grants to organizations in health and human services domains with a focus on children’s health, community health issues, special needs populations, and strategies to address the medically uninsured throughout the state of Ohio.

The CareSource Foundation was created to fund non-profit programs that share the Foundation’s mission of advancing the health and well-being of underserved people in the communities they serve by providing innovative solutions and funding to address health care needs. Programs awarded grants have been chosen because of their work to promote the well-being of people they interact with as well as their dedication to creating change. Two examples of CareSource Foundation grants from this quarter include:

Eastway is the largest provider of mental and behavioral health care in Ohio and serve more than 10,000 individuals each year through a network of integrated services such as psychiatric outpatient care, primary care and pharmacy. They provide residential treatment and on-site education for adolescents. The CareSource Foundation grant of $28,500 will help support the new 22-acre Ranch of Opportunity—a safe residential treatment environment for teen girls who are victims of physical, sexual and mental abuse. The rural setting of Washington Courthouse, Ohio and the interaction with highly skilled therapists will promote healing, self-confidence and family support. Based in Montgomery County, Eastway serves individuals in 27 Ohio counties.

Homefull, formerly The Other Place, was founded in 1988 to meet the challenging needs of the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in Montgomery County. Their services include street outreach, prevention and diversion programs, micro-farming, and rapid rehousing. The $20,000 grant provided by the CareSource Foundation will support the Homefull Resource Center which helps connects individuals with social services, utility assistance, community resources, legal aid and housing-related mediation to reduce homelessness.

Additional CareSource Foundation grant recipients include:

1. Akron Children’s Hospital: $10,000 grant to provide bilingual health workers to assist with a growing Burmese and Nepali refugee resettlement community in Akron.
2. Asian Services in Action: $7,500 grant to support the comprehensive health and social services of the International Community Health Center in Cleveland.
3. Boonshoft Museum of Discovery: $7,500 grant to fund “Exhibits-to-Go” mobile health-related programming for K-8 students in 2,500 classrooms across the state of Ohio.
4. Carmella Rose Health Foundation: $3,000 grant to support a community patient navigator position for a network of 12 emergency shelters and pantries in Northeast Ohio.
5. Children’s Defense Fund: $15,000 grant to expand the Freedom Schools summer program to four sites in Dayton which will include 50 in-care foster children.
6. East End Community Services: $15,000 grant to support the Family Wellness Program which focuses on physical and emotional health education for Latino, African American and Appalachian parents in East Dayton.
7. Family Nurturing Center (Cincinnati): $10,000 grant to support services for children who are separated from a parent due to abuse, mental health disorders, substance abuse, or homelessness.
8. Franciscan Shelters: Bethany House (Toledo): $7,500 grant to support safe shelter operations for mothers and children who have experienced domestic violence.
9. Friends of Aullwood (Dayton): $10,000 grant to provide outdoor learning at the Aullwood Preschool, the first farm-based Head Start preschool in the United States.
10. Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio: $10,000 grant to help advocate for the Lucas County Initiative to Improve Birth Outcomes which includes care coordinators working directly with young mothers to ensure healthy deliveries.
11. Humility of Mary Health Partners Foundation: $10,000 grant to provide oral health screenings for children and breast cancer screenings for low-income women in the Youngstown area.
12. Mercy Neighborhood Ministries: $8,000 grant to expand home care support for low-income senior adults in Cincinnati.
13. National Alliance of Mental Illness: $6,500 grant to sustain the Multicultural Action Center which addresses disparities in mental health treatment and outreach for minorities in Cleveland.
14. New Creation Counseling Center: $15,000 grant to build capacity for health screenings and referral services for low-income adults and families in Miami County.
15. One Way Farm of Fairfield: $7,500 grant to provide a residential safe haven for abused, abandoned and neglected children throughout Ohio.
16. Oxford Free Clinic: $10,000 grant to help support low-cost primary care for the rural communities of Oxford and College Corner.
17. Suicide Prevention Center: $5,500 grant to sustain the “Project Lifesaver” K-12 suicide prevention education program for students in Montgomery and neighboring counties.
18. Suicide Prevention Education Alliance: $6,500 grant to provide “Recognizing Teen Depression and Preventing Suicide” for 16,000 students in 105 Ohio high schools in NE Ohio.
19. United Rehabilitation Services of Greater Dayton: $15,000 grant to provide a sensory-rich childcare environment for children with special needs.
20. United Way of Greater Toledo: $10,000 grant to support the “Mobile Vision Program” which provides school-based eye care services including vision exams and fittings for glasses.
21. Universal Health Care Action Network of Ohio: $15,000 grant to support advocacy for high quality, accessible, affordable healthcare for all Ohioans including 1.5 million uninsured residents.
22. University District Freedom School: $7,000 grant to provide health programming and nutrition for 100 low-income students in Columbus participating in the Freedom School program.
23. Voices of Youth: $5,000 grant to support programs that work with young adults in transition from mental health treatment centers to independent living in the Trumbull County region.
24. Women Helping Young Mothers: $6,000 grant to assist young parents who are going through crisis situations including divorce, domestic violence, limited parenting skills or homelessness in Sandusky County.
25. YMCA of Central Ohio: $10,000 grant to allow the Early Childhood Resource Network to provide hearing, vision and developmental screenings for low-income children in Columbus.
26. Youth Challenge (Cleveland): $10,000 grant to provide adapted sports and recreational programs for children with physical disabilities.
27. Youth Entrepreneurship Development Foundation: $5,000 grant to fund the “Living Healthy Fit” afterschool program for 100 students in the Dayton region in partnership with NASA, the Tiger Woods Foundation and GetUp Montgomery County.
28. YWCA of Warren: $5,000 grant to launch the “Girls Circle” program to address behavioral, emotional and family issues of at-risk middle and high-school students in the Trumbull County region.

About CareSource
CareSource is a non-profit health plan headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. As one of the largest Medicaid managed care plans in the country, CareSource understands the challenges consumers face navigating the health system. We are committed to putting health care within reach for approximately 900,000 members we serve in Ohio and Kentucky.

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