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2017 Recipients - Part 3

2017 Community Partnership Fund Recipients - Part 3

Puyallup Valley St. Francis House

Meal Program - Five nights a week at the National Guard Armory in Puyallup, volunteers serve hot meals to approximately 55 individuals each night. St. Francis House serves families who are struggling to make ends meet.  In addition, as an extension of the Evening Meal Program, they package food at the end of regular dinner service and deliver these meals to farm workers in the Puyallup Valley. 

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Rainbow Center

The Rainbow Center is committed to educating the public in order to decrease prejudice, discrimination, and oppression against LGBTQ people. By challenging harmful assumptions and engaging community members in difficult dialogues about the realities of the LGBTQ community, the Rainbow Center makes it a priority to empower individual community members to advocate for, respect, and continue learning about ways to help and serve LGBTQ people. 

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Rebuilding Together South Sound

Rebuilding Together South Sound’s Home Modification program provides free disability modifications for low-income homeowners who are elderly or disabled, which may include walk- or wheel-in showers, ramps, walker stairs, carpet removal and replacement, installation of hand rails and/or grab bars, comfort height toilets, etc.

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Red Barn Youth Center

Red Barn Center Youth Arts & Education Program - Red Barn serves as the only afterschool program on the Key Peninsula. It provides a safe and welcoming place for teens on the peninsula to recreate, socialize, find guidance, develop positive relationships, and become community-minded young adults.

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Rotary First Harvest

Rotary First Harvest (RFH) aides in reducing hunger-related malnutrition by ensuring that individuals and families who visit food banks or hot meal programs have the fruits and vegetables they need for a healthy, well-balanced diet.  RFH’s work involves rescuing surplus fruits and vegetables from waste and moving them into the closest hunger relief facility that can handle them. 

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Seattle/King County Clinic (Seattle Center Foundation)

Seattle Center Foundation acts as the non-profit fiscal agent for the Seattle/King County Clinic. Under this structure, 100% of funds provided go to directly support the Seattle/King County Clinic. Each year, they have the potential to serve 4,000 people and provide as much as $3.5 million in direct healthcare services to members of the community who are in need. 

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South Kitsap PTSA Council

Purchase of a Spot Vision Screener (Welch-Allyn product) - This technology will allow South Kitsap schools to accurately screen for a variety of vision impairments in a matter of seconds. It will help ensure that vision screening results are high quality and valid, and eliminate the subjective human factor that exists in current screening methods.  An additional benefit is that it would make vision screenings for developmentally delayed or nonverbal students possible.

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South Sound Parent to Parent

Circle of Security Parenting (COS-P) program is a relationship based, structured eight-week Early Intervention (EI) program designed to enhance attachment security between parents/caregivers and children. 

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Tacoma Housing Development Group

Fall Prevention & Balance Classes for Seniors & Disabled  - These classes will be provided at seven (7) Senior and Disabled Buildings in the City of Tacoma. The proposed schedule will provide 1-2 classes a month at each building for a total of up to 14 classes per month between all buildings. 

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Tacoma Mountain Rescue

Medicine for Mountain Rescue is a collaboration between 4 MHS emergency doctors, all of which are volunteers with mountain rescue, to provide emergency medical coverage for the Western Washington region.

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Tacoma-Pierce County Habitat for Humanity

Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing homeownership opportunities for low-income families in need and eliminating substandard housing in our community. 

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The First Tee of South Puget Sound

The First Tee's Life Skills Experience golf program provides an opportunity for youth in the South Puget Sound to learn The First Tee Nine Core Values & Nine Healthy Habits through the game of golf, regardless of income. While The First Tee's golf programs are open to all young people ages 5-17 years old, they target disadvantaged youth and teens who would ordinarily not have the opportunity to be exposed to the game of golf and its inherent values. 

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The REACH Center (TCH)

Peer Mentorship and Resource Navigation - The REACH Center is a resource for youth and young adults which co-locates over 20 youth service agencies in order to lower access barriers for the most at-risk young people who are unlikely to navigate services at multiple institutions and locations. These services focus on education, career development, and supportive services including housing and counseling.

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The Tacoma Clubhouse (Allen Renaissance)

The Tacoma Clubhouse is an after-school enrichment program for youth aged 10-18. They offer youth a safe environment and the ability to explore science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

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The TEARS Foundation

The TEARS Foundation is the only resource that exists to help newly grieving families financially with funeral expenses after the loss of a baby. The TEARS Foundation offers up to $500 financial assistance per baby to low income families who do not have other resources to pay for their child’s funeral expenses. 

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The Wishing Well Foundation

Wishing Well Need Bank & Little Wishes Program  - This program provides the clothing, supplies and experiences unavailable to most foster kids and assists in retaining quality foster homes in Pierce County by addressing financial barriers to accepting foster placements. 

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Trinity Neighborhood Health Clinic (Jumpstart)

Trinity Neighborhood Health Clinic has been providing free health care on the Hilltop for over 20 years. They have been working with the pharmacy at TG for several years and are spending around $500 per month on prescriptions they purchase for patients seen at their clinic and filled at the TG pharmacy.

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Vashon Youth & Family Services

Vashon Youth & Family Services Uncompensated Care Support provides a range of social services to residents of Vashon Island, including mental health counseling, before and after school care for elementary students, wellness vouchers to provide access to medical care for low-income Islanders, and support and education for parents of young children. 

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Wesley Homes Foundation

Lea Hill Rehabilitation & Care Center capital project.

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YWCA Pierce County

The YWCA Youth Program is focused on early intervention for teens and young adults with the goal of decreasing the likelihood that they enter into domestic violence relationships. They do this through intensive programming for young people who have experienced DV in their homes, as well as outreach in schools about healthy relationships. 

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