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Funded Health and Well-Being Projects

Working together, these projects promote healthy relationships, family health, mental health and oral health to build a safe and supportive community.

The grants listed below are one-year grants for July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.

Clackamas Women’s Services- Latina and Spanish speaking counseling support for victims of domestic and sexual violence
Award: $75,000
County: 90% Clackamas, 5% Multnomah and 5% Washington Counties
Enhances and expands bilingual/bicultural counseling and support group services for Latina survivors and their families. The goal of the program is to offer culturally specific, trauma-informed, individualized counseling and support group services to a minimum of 100 Latina survivors and their families.
Community Action- Opening Doors Prenatal Outreach
Award: $70,000
County: 100% Washington County
Expands services to provide connection to pre-natal care for over 400 low-income women, specifically Latina mothers. Community Action's Opening Doors prenatal outreach program is designed to serve those at highest risk for inadequate prenatal care.

Free Clinic of Southwest Washington- Oral Health Expansion Project
Award: $61,919
County: 100% Clark County
Provides free oral health care for 1,700 low-income, un-insured in Clark County. This project will provide additional services through the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington’s (FCSW) dental program, which is the primary and largest safety net program for free urgent dental care for uninsured and low income children and adults in Clark County.

Lutheran Community Services Northwest- Pathways to Wellness
Award: $74,950
County: 70% Multnomah, 13% Washington, 12% Clackamas and 5% Clark Counties
Utilizes evidence-based, culturally-specific assessments to detect refugees with acute emotional distress early in the resettlement process and connects them to the care they need to heal by providing culturally appropriate mental health services and working with providers to improve the cultural appropriateness of their services.

MacDonald Center- Individualized Medication Assistance Program
Award: $29,536
County: 100% Multnomah County
Provides medication assistance (primarily for mental health) to individuals living in poverty and/or homeless in Old Town and provide healthcare navigation for them.

Northwest Family Services- Access to Dental Care
Award: $75,000
County: 100% Clackamas County
Continues to increase overall access to dental care for over 2,000 low-income , under insured, and uninsured Clackamas County residents by providing preventative and emergent services as well as community outreach and education at various sites throughout the county.

Portland Women’s Crisis Line- Access Improvement Project
Award: $65,333
Serves: 70% Multnomah, 12% Clackamas, 13% Washington and 5% Clark Counties
Improves the quantity, quality and efficiency of crisis line services for survivors of domestic violence both through the Portland Women's Crisis Line and by creating efficiency across domestic violence services; will address the recommendation of centralized access by working collaboratively with all of the domestic violence intervention programs to be the primary telephonic point of entry for domestic violence survivors.

 

The Wallace Medical Concern- Lasting Smiles
Award: $58,862
County: 85% Multnomah and 15% Clackamas Counties
Continues to provide oral health prevention, education and treatment to low-income, uninsured children and diabetic adults with a special focus on the Latino population in the Rockwood community.

Volunteers of America of Oregon, Inc.- Home Free’s Teens Together Services
Award: $52,500
County: 100% Multnomah County
Prevents violence and support teens who have previously experienced or are currently experiencing violence, or prevents dating or domestic violence before it starts. Home Free's Teens Together is an innovative approach meeting teens where they are--physically, mentally and emotionally-- through curriculum, support groups, and outreach activities.

YWCA Clark County- Strengthening Families, Ending Violence
Award: $50,386
County: 100% Clark County
Reinstates the SafeChoice Children's Advocacy Program, working to end the cycle of violence by empowering families and repairing the parent/child bond; increases services, including support groups; and offer housing assistance, transportation assistance and recreation passes for families accessing their domestic violence emergency shelter.

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