14th Street Community Center will engage a strategic planning consultant to create a written, three-to-five-year strategic plan. The consultant also will facilitate virtual and in-person planning sessions with board members and staff.
Grant Awarded: $4,072.50 Focus Area: Capacity Building
This grant award will support the Impactful Living Summit and the Huntington Speaker Series. Funding for the Impactful Living Summit is allocated for speaker stipends, hospitality, and promotional costs. The funding also will support the self advocacy, self defense, and Helen Keller and Contemporaries sessions of the Huntington Speaker Series.
Grant Awarded: $27,771 Focus Area: Health and Wellness
This funding is for the Brighter Futures/Quick Response Team program. The Brighter Futures/Quick Response Team will purchase food, clothing, and shelving for its pantry. The Brighter Futures/Quick Response Team also will host a public awareness event in Spring 2022 that will bring together clients of Brighter Futures and the community at large.
an Printing House for the Blind.
Grant Awarded: $16,000 Focus Area: Health and Wellness
Three Cabell-Huntington Coalition for the Homeless staff members will complete the Mental Health First Aid Train the Trainer program. These certified trainers will then conduct Mental Health First Aid training with representatives of partner agencies free of charge. First Steps Wellness and Recovery Center will develop curriculum and become an approved provider for Peer Recovery Support Specialist trainings.
Grant Awarded: $12,254 Focus Area: Capacity Building; Health and Wellness
Community Action Organization of Scioto County, Inc.
Community Action Organization of Scioto County will purchase cribs, diapers, food, and offer transportation assistance to support high-risk, pregnant women in its Infant Vitality Community Intensive Pilot Project.
Grant Awarded: $9,000 Focus Area: Health and Wellness
Diaper Drop Charities will purchase diapers to distribute to partner agencies in Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Putnam, and Wayne counties. Diaper Drop will engage a consultant to create a website for its organization.
Grant Awarded: $12,000 Focus Area: Capacity Building; Health and Wellness
East Kentucky Dream Center
East Kentucky Dream Center will purchase food for its meal program. It will reimburse volunteers for transportation costs related to delivering meals to clients.
Grant Awarded: $18,500 Focus Area: Capacity Building
Fairfield Community Development Corporation will host quarterly COVID-19 and health prevention workshops in conjunction with community partners. During each workshop, organizations will provide health information, blood pressure and glucose testing, COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, baseline lab work, and soft needs assessments. Workshops also will focus on CPR training and certification, healthy lifestyle education, and how to improve relationships between minorities and health care professionals. Fairfield Community Development Corporation will engage a consultant to create a logo for its program. A community calendar and marketing materials will be created for this project. Promotional items will be purchased to distribute at the workshops to incentivize continued attendance. An intern will provide assistance to the Executive Director to implement this project.
Grant Awarded: $11,802.03 Focus Area: Capacity Building; Health and Wellness
Faith in Action of the Greater Kanawha Valley, Inc.
Faith in Action of the Greater Kanawha Valley will pilot the “Bridging the Gap” program to provide an opportunity for youth, ages 16 to 24, to engage with clients by providing transportation to doctor appointments, grocery stores, and personal care services. The youth also will deliver porch packages and assist with minor home repairs. Project funding will be used to train volunteers, purchase volunteer management software, and support porch packages and home repair program costs. Faith in Action of the Greater Kanawha Valley will conduct an evaluation of project activities.
Grant Awarded: $15,800 Focus Area: Capacity Building; Health and Wellness
Faith In Action of the River Cities will contract with a consultant to create an interactive website and coordinating services brochures. Booklets and magnets will be purchase for clients to keep track of medications.
Grant Awarded: $4,288 Focus Area: Capacity Building; Health and Wellness
The Floyd County Homeless Shelter will purchase socks, shoes, underwear, pants, shirts, hygiene items, and item storage bags for men and women. These items will be provided to clients upon their arrival at the shelter.
Grant Awarded: $10,963.33 Focus Area: Health and Wellness
Golden Girl Group Home will allocate funding to support overtime for staff and contract therapists who will collectively provide additional hours of therapy services each week. Suicide prevention education curriculum will be purchased, staff will be trained on the curriculum, and then staff will implement it with the residents. Golden Girl Group Home also will engage a contract fitness instructor to provide 26 weeks of instruction two hours per week.
Grant Awarded: $32,015 Focus Area: Capacity Building; Health and Wellness
Grace Fellowship d/b/a Grace Fellowship Community Kitchen
Grace Fellowship Community Kitchen will purchase food for weekly meals and emergency assistance, hygiene kits, and laundry kits. It will distribute these items to persons experiencing homelessness as well as struggling families.
Grant Awarded: $10,020 Focus Area: Health and Wellness
Hand in Hand Ministries will purchase food, toiletries, and cleaning supplies to distribute to food pantry clients. Hand in Hand Ministries also will allocate funding to support staffing costs associated with these distributions.
Grant Awarded: $5,000 Focus Area: Health and Wellness
Heritage Farm Foundation will conduct monthly visits to patients and families at Hoops Family Children’s Hospital. Heritage Farm Foundation will offer activities, crafts, animal encounters, and reenactments to the patients and families. The organization also will host at its Heritage Farm property one reunion for graduated patients and Hoops Children’s Hospital staff.
Grant Awarded: $9,000 Focus Area: Health and Wellness
Huntington City Mission will contract with an IT company to provide equipment and installation of a comprehensive security camera system for its campus. The consultant will train staff on the use of the security system.
Grant Awarded: $50,000 Focus Area: Capacity Building
The Huntington Museum of Art’s Arts in Medicine program and discovery workshops will provide art-making interventions for patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments at Cabell Huntington Hospital Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center, and Hoops Family Children’s Hospital. Funding will be used for contract labor, program supplies, and facility usage associated with the program. In partnership with the Cabell County Juvenile Drug Court, Huntington Museum of Art also will provide the ArtWorks! program. This six-week program will engage at-risk teens in various art education programs, culminating in the creation of a public art installation in the Huntington area. Funding will be used for contract labor, program supplies, food, transportation, and facility usage.
Grant Awarded: $18,080 Focus Area: Health and Wellness
Impact Prevention will serve as the fiscal agent for this project. This funding is for the Tri-State Family Connection Court Response Team. Impact Prevention will contract with a project coordinator who will coordinate the Tri-State Family Connection Court Response Team in the Lawrence County Municipal Court. The coordinator will recruit and train new volunteers and develop the volunteer schedule. The coordinator also will organize at least two community education forums on substance use disorder for faith communities and the community at large. Funds also will be used to purchase a laptop for the coordinator, retain a contract bookkeeper to manage the grant funds, and print resource guides and business cards.
Grant Awarded: $26,600 Focus Area: Health and Wellness
King’s Daughters Medical Center will offer youth tobacco prevention education activities in Lawrence and Scioto counties in Ohio and Boyd, Carter, and Greenup counties in Kentucky. The tobacco prevention activities will reach an estimated 8,500 youth in grades K-12 by providing education at schools, in after school programs, community centers, and at churches. Five age-appropriate video modules will be developed enabling the organization’s existing tobacco prevention education curriculum to be delivered virtually through Zoom. Children participating in the programming will complete pre- and post-program participation surveys.
Grant Awarded: $9,086 Focus Area: Health and Wellness
KPCC Counseling will pilot a short-term therapy option for underinsured/low-income clients with acute mental health needs resulting from COVID-19 challenges. Funding will provide salary support for three therapists and two interns who will collectively provide short-term therapy.
Grant Awarded: $12,000 Focus Area: Capacity Building; Health and Wellness
This funding is for Try This West Virginia activities. The funding will support at least eight Try This WV mini grants for local projects in Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Putnam, and Wayne counties. The Pallottine Foundation of Huntington will participate in the Try This WV mini grant application review process and approve which mini grant projects its funding will support. An AmeriCorps will be retained to staff the newly formed Southern West Virginia Regional Network. The Southern West Virginia Regional Network will be comprised of Cabell, Mason, Mingo, and Wayne counties. In partnership with the Executive Director, the AmeriCorps will work within the Southern West Virginia Regional Network to provide technical assistance to mini-grant projects, coordinate at least one convening of mini-grant teams, and develop an inventory of all physical activity opportunities in the network’s service counties.
Grant Awarded: $30,000 Focus Area: Capacity Building; Health and Wellness
Libera will partner with the Healthy Grandfamilies program to distribute LovePacks to children and their families participating in the Healthy Grandfamilies program in Lincoln and Mason counties. Libera will purchase backpacks and educational materials to fill the backpacks. It also will allocate funding toward printing and postage for program surveys, project staffing and associated travel, and food for volunteers and staff assisting with the assembly of the LovePacks.
Grant Awarded: $9,762 Focus Area: Health and Wellness
Manna Meal will use this funding to purchase approximately six months of food for its mobile food pantry. The mobile food pantry will primarily operate on the West Side of Charleston. Manna Meal also will explore potentially expanding the mobile food pantry to include distributions in other areas of Kanawha County.
Grant Awarded: $15,000 Focus Area: Health and Wellness
The Marshall University Department of Dietetics will operate a six-week nutrition education series for individuals in recovery from substance abuse disorder. Participants will learn how to plan, budget, and prepare healthy, inexpensive meals and snacks as well as be connected to food assistance programs like SNAP or WIC. All instruction will be provided by registered dietitians and graduate dietetic interns. Multiple six-week series will be held throughout the grant period and be offered at Huntington’s Kitchen or Sacred Heart Parish. Participants will include clients from the Catholic Charities Center for Community Learning and Advancement and local recovery centers like the Huntington Addiction Wellness Center.
Grant Awarded: $35,748 Focus Area: Health and Wellness
The Speech and Hearing Center will purchase a FEES monitor and boxes of throat scopes to be used in conducting swallowing assessments. Swallowing assessments will be conducted at the Speech and Hearing Center and local skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. The Speech and Hearing Center also will train staff on utilizing the new equipment.
Grant Awarded: $23,900 Focus Area: Capacity Building; Health and Wellness
The Marshall University Oral Health Team will implement a senior oral health outreach program in Boone, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, and Wayne counties in partnership with congregate meal sites in each county. Each month, the Oral Health Team will assemble packets of oral health educational materials and preventive oral health products. The partner congregate meal sites will then distribute the packets to senior citizens. The Oral Health Team also will work to build relationships with dentists, dental hygienists, senior centers, and senior citizens to improve each county’s senior oral health infrastructure.
Grant Awarded: $50,000 Focus Area: Health and Wellness
This funding will be used to purchase gas cards to distribute to clients and their families who are accessing behavioral health treatment at a Mountain Comprehensive Care Center site or a hospital or residential treatment facility as needed. Mountain Comprehensive Care Center will distribute the gas cards using its established system for determining eligibility, appropriateness, distribution (including signature of receipt), and tracking. Funds also will be used for two staff to complete each of the following trainings: AutPlay Provider, Certified Autism Specialist, and ADOS-2. The Boyd, Carter, and Greenup county sites will each support other training for staff on evidence-based behavioral health topics.
Grant Awarded: $19,350 Focus Area: Health and Wellness
Mountaineer Food Bank will plan and implement a medically-indicated food box program in Boone and Kanawha counties. The project will engage one clinical site in Boone County and one to two clinical sites in Kanawha County. Patients will receive a diet-specific food box once a month as well as receive a produce distribution two times each month. In addition to healthy foods that focus on patients’ specific health conditions, patients will be provided with educational opportunities, recipes, and other support necessary to improve their health.
Grant Awarded: $40,999.56 Focus Area: Health and Wellness
Pollen8 will engage consultants to provide organizational, board, staff, leadership, funding development, and communications planning assistance. Pollen8 also will hire an information technology (IT) consultant to assist with hardware and software set-up, management of data migration, development of secure, HIPAA-compliant technology platforms, and IT-related staff training.
Grant Awarded: $43,000 Focus Area: Capacity Building
RLB Ministries/Backpack Buddies will purchase food for its backpack program and emergency food pantry. The organization also will purchase hygiene supplies for the backpack program and to help local schools stock their hygiene closets.
Grant Awarded: $18,000 Focus Area: Capacity Building; Health and Wellness
Rea of Hope will allocate funding to support residents’ dental care costs. To be eligible for dental assistance, residents must have successfully completed the first 90 days of the Rea of Hope program. Residents with the most acute dental issues will be prioritized. Rea of Hope also will purchase hygiene products, medications, and eyeglasses for residents with unmet need. Rea of Hope will distribute 12-Step program literature to new residents as part of their orientation to the recovery program. Finally, Rea of Hope will use funding to cover registration, lodging, and food costs for residents to attend the Cedar Lakes Alcoholics Anonymous Convention.
Grant Awarded: $9,250 Focus Area: Health and Wellness
The Regional Family Resource Network (RFRN) will implement a health initiative for seniors for six months at three locations in Boone County. The RFRN will promote the project by purchasing postcards and postage. Wellness journals will assembled for participants. Photographs will be taken at each event for the wellness journals. Trail signs, facility rental, educational resources, and hospitality will be provided at each of the three location for the duration of the project.
Grant Awarded: $13,427.50 Focus Area: Health and Wellness
This funding is for various activities of the Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church outreach team. Boxes of Evizio brand auto-injector Naloxone will be purchased Funds also will be used to offer two CPR trainings to volunteers and provide volunteers with resuscitation bags to use for manual ventilation in emergency situations. The Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church outreach team will construct a community garden and grow and harvest produce from the garden to be used in its Blessing Box, by Huntington Addiction Wellness Center for its planned restaurant, and in other outreach efforts. Lastly, Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church will purchase a laptop and two printers to assist the outreach team with program management.
Grant Awarded: $23,606.42 Focus Area: Capacity Wellness; Health and Wellness
Salvation Army of Kentucky and Tennessee will purchase two commercial washer and dryer sets for clients to utilize while visiting the Ashland, KY shelter. Salvation Army of Kentucky and Tennessee also will purchase food for weekend meals for shelter clients.
Grant Awarded: $11,000 Focus Area: Capacity Building; Health and Wellness
Square One GJM will launch a new program, “Community Mondays,” that will provide a meal and community resources for people in need. Each Monday, community service organizations will meet at Square One GJM to offer their services. Square One GJM staff will complete a needs assessment for each client. A hot meal will be served to clients while waiting to be connected to resources. Funding will be used to purchase a commercial refrigerator, two freezers, kitchen oven, two kitchen tables, and food to prepare meals for this program.
Grant Awarded: $20,676 Focus Area: Health and Wellness
The St. Vincent Mission will purchase car seats to distribute on an as needed basis to families. Two staff members who are certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will assist community members in installing the carseats. These staff members also will provide assistance to families on an as needed basis and as part of a new community event to ensure families are using carseats that are the proper size, installed correctly, and are not expired. The St. Vincent Mission also will host a bicycle rodeo to promote bicycle safety and physical activity to children. It will purchase helmets, pads, and reflective safety items to distribute to children participating in the bicycle rodeo. Lunch will be provided during the rodeo, and the organization also will purchase miscellaneous program supplies. Finally, the St. Vincent Mission will purchase two convertible refrigerator/freezer units for food storage to replace the organization’s current aging refrigerator/freezer.
Grant Awarded: $3,500 Focus Area: Health and Wellness
STAR Club will provide food boxes to children and their families who participate in the after school program. Family food boxes will include staple items, recipes, and ingredients for two meals once per month.
Grant Awarded: $10,200 Focus Area: Health and Wellness
Stepping Stones will purchase hardware to improve internet and teleconferencing capabilities, upgrade staff computers, and establish tele-health services. Stepping Stones also will use funding to support labor costs for installing satellite internet service.
Grant Awarded: $17,666.02 Focus Area: Capacity Building; Health and Wellness
The Counseling Center will purchase cardio exercise equipment for its fitness centers in Ironton and Portsmouth. The equipment will be used by the organization’s clients and staff. Additionally, the Counseling Center will purchase a gym management system to allow users to track their personal fitness information and to inform the design of group fitness challenges and other shared programming.
Grant Awarded: $28,232 Focus Area: Capacity Building, Health and Wellness
Galaxy Project will contract with a consultant to conduct strategic planning for the organization. Galaxy Project also will purchase one laptop and monitor for staff use. In partnership with Wilson Martial Arts and Fitness, Galaxy Project will host 12 family night programs for youth and their families. Each event will focus on “building a stronger community” through prevention education, anti-bullying, confidence, self-esteem, and stress management topics. Galaxy Project will purchase food for dinners for the family night programs.
Grant Awarded: $15,200 Focus Area: Capacity Building; Health and Wellness
TLCM Ministries will host two community outreach celebrations in Carter County. The two events will be hosted in Grayson and Olive Hill. The organization will collect information on community-based resources, and then design, print, and distribute resource guides that will inform participants about food pantries, substance use disorder services, and services provided by local churches and other nonprofits. At both events, TLCM Ministries will provide a healthy meal, children’s crafts, and games. Travel expenses for musicians are included in this project.
Grant Awarded: $4,800 Focus Area: Health and Wellness
Tyler Mountain/Cross Lanes Community Services will conduct a postcard mailing promoting the organization and its services to approximately 10,000 targeted households in its service region. The mailing will be sent in late August/early September to reach people right before the enhanced federal SNAP benefits are expected to expire.
Grant Awarded: $5,850 Focus Area: Health and wellness
Three project team members will attend the Compost Research and Education Foundation’s composting training in Raleigh, NC and complete USCC certification. The three trained team members will then use a train the trainer model to hold community workshops and train community members affiliated with five community gardens in the Fairfield neighborhood of Huntington. Unlimited Future will purchase compost toolkits for each of the five community gardens.
Grant Awarded: $15,585 Focus Area: Health and Wellness
The West Virginia Hemophilia Foundation will provide the West Virginia Oral Health Coalition with a $10,000 contract. Through the contract, the West Virginia Oral Health Coalition will conduct outreach to dental providers about joining the West Virginia Hemophilia Foundation’s treatment network, offer dental providers training on bleeding disorders, help develop a continuing education presentation on bleeding disorders for dental providers, and provide technical assistance to dental providers delivering treatment services to people with bleeding disorders.
Grant Awarded: $10,000 Focus Area: Health and Wellness
Williamson Health and Wellness Center will serve as the fiscal agent for this project. This funding is for the Mingo County Family Resource Network (MCFRN). The MCFRN will develop a new community resource, “The LIVE Virtual Spotlight and Calendar.” The MCFRN will engage a project coordinator, videographer, and website and graphic designers. Funding also will support the development of marketing materials. Stipends will be provided to 10 community partners who provide project content and assist with overall program promotion.
Grant Awarded: $33,700 Focus Area: Health and Wellness, Capacity Building
The Children’s Vision Rehabilitation Program will launch a pilot program to address health and wellness needs of children ages 5 to 18 with visual impairments by providing physical, mental, and emotional literacy programming. All children with vision impairment from Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Putnam, and Wayne counties will be invited to participate as well as the teachers affiliated with each county school system that specialize in teaching visually impaired children. During summer 2021, teachers will be invited to participate in trainings on how to modify common physical education activities to be effective for visually impaired children and learn how to work with children on addressing mental health and nutrition. During the school year, the teachers will work with children and their families to complete weekly virtual classes and implement activity modifications during in person individualized sessions. All participating children, their families, and teachers will participate in at least two group outings. The Children’s Vision Rehabilitation Program will retain a variety of specialty program instructors, develop curriculum, and purchase an electronic training platform.
Grant Awarded: $49,500 Focus Area: Health and Wellness