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2018 Puget Sound Recipients - Part 2

2018 Puget Sound Community Partnership Fund Recipients - Part 2

CIS Peninsula

Program/Project: Expanding and deepening suicide prevention and education in the Peninsula School District

Communities In Schools of Peninsula is proposing to expand and deepen its capacity tosupport suicide prevention and education in the Peninsula School District in rural Pierce County. Funds
will be utilized for the CISP Program director, trainer stipends, participant workbooks, room rental, food
and travel/mileage.

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CIS Puyallup

Program/Project: Site Coordination

Funds from this grant will be used to help fund the implementation of the CIS unique model of site coordination in Puyallup School District elementary schools. The majority of funds go to support our staff's time coordinating programs, volunteers and services. Our school based site coordinators will work with at-risk students, and their families to provide students with the resources they need to stay in school and achieve in life. Whether it's connecting a student with a caring adult volunteer, coordinating family nights, or providing a student with food for the weekend, the Communities In Schools site coordinator is there to help.

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CIS Tacoma

Program/Project: Oakland School-Based Health Center

In collaboration with Tacoma Public Schools, MultiCare, and the Oakland High School Principal, Communities In Schools (CIS) of Tacoma will help facilitate the development of a School-
Based Health Center (SBHC) at Oakland High School. The goal is to promote the health and wellbeing of Oakland students through social, physical, emotional and mental healthcare to assist an
underserved student population. Funding will support the Health Coordinator position.

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Community Youth Services

Program/Project: Parents as Teachers (PAT)

PAT is an evidence-based early intervention program that promotes early development, learning, health and Kindergarten readiness of children by supporting and engaging their parents, teaching necessary skills for success. PAT serves families living in poverty and funds would be utilized for health and hygiene supplies, rent and utility payments, and parent-to-child interaction education.

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Crystal Judson Family Justice Center

Program/Project: Domestic Violence Victim Support

To ensure domestic violence survivors are able to access mental health services at no cost to them in a safe environment, the Crystal Judson Family Justice Center (CJFJC) has partnered with MultiCare Behavioral Health Domestic Violence Survivor Program to provide onsite one-on-one counseling. Funds would be used to pay the master's level counselor from MultiCare for their time onsite providing mental health services to survivors. Additionally, these funds are used to support group educational materials and room space at a nearby non-profit agency.

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Emergency Food Network

Program/Project: General Operations

EFN has a network of 71 food pantries, meal sites, and shelters. Each month, they provide their Partner Programs with more than one million pounds of food, at no cost to them.

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FareStart

Program/Project: FareStart Job Training Programs

FareStart is seeking funding for the following job training programs that prepare low income,
homeless, and disadvantaged youth and adults for jobs in the foodservice industry: Adult Culinary
Training, Foodservice Apprenticeship, Youth Culinary & Customer Service, Youth Barista & Education and Feeding Low-Income & Homeless Children and Adults.

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First 5 Fundamentals

Program/Project: Ready Set Go 5210 Healthy Incentives Challenge 3.0

The purpose of the Ready Set Go 5210! Healthy Incentives Challenge 3.0 (Challenge) is to improve environments for young children by increasing physical activity and promoting healthy eating. Funds would be used to support planning, coordination, staffing, and materials necessary to implement the Challenge throughout Pierce County.

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FIRST Washington

Programs/Project: Increasing STEM skills in disadvantaged youth

FIRST Washington engages youth ages 6-18 in mentor-based programs that build science, technology, engineering math skills and inspire innovation.  Funding would go towards direct project costs (split among 10 teams), such as game design and youth protection, extra robot parts, team support (t-shirts, meals, travel), and competition expenses.

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Food Backpacks 4 Kids

Program/Project: Food Backpacks 4 Kids

The mission of Food Backpacks 4 Kids is to meet the nutritional needs of hungry children at times when other resources are not available to provide a sound basis for learning and personal growth via a strong supplemental nutritional program. The program provides enough food to supplement the nutritional needs of the entire family.

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Foundation for Healthy Generations

Program/Project: Salishan Community Health Advocate Program

The Community Health Advocate (CHA) Program at Salishan createsenduring health equity for residents inproverty and removes barriers to health care, resources, and health literacy. Funds woul pay for a portion of Lead CHA stipends

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Give & Grow

Program/Project: Impact Expansion Project

Give & Grow provides monthly volunteer opportunities for children to give back to the community. By Q2 2018, Give & Grow would like to host 2 events per month and by 2018 year-end host 4 or more events per month, including reoccurring events weekly at food banks, homeless shelters, and/or nursing homes, and a monthly drive. Funds will be used for general operation expenses.

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Greater Maple Valley Community Center

Program/Project: Senior Nutrition and Meals

This grant will provide nutrition programs for senior citizens who are low-income and in need of complementary services, including home-delivery of meals for home-bound or disabled seniors. Funding will support the salary of the registered dietician, the cost of providing fresh fruits and vegetables, and scholarships for seniors unable to pay the full cost of the meals.

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Hands On Children's Museum

Program/Project: Wellness & Support Programs for At-Risk Families at the Hands On Children's Museum

Funding would be used to support core Museum expenses for the family support group programs which include educational activities and materials, coordination of wellness guests and healthy dinner support.

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Hiltop Artists

Program/Project: Hilltop Artists Outreach Program

The Hilltop Artists Outreach Program creates opportunities for youth to explore their creativity, discover their artistic potential, and foster their ability to achieve social and academic success.  Funds would support administrative, direct and program management costs.

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Key Peninsula Free Clinic

Program/Project: Access to Care

The Clinic provides primary, non-emergency medical services for free to people who cannot afford, or who cannot reach health care due to lack of transportation and the extensive rural area. Funds would go towards support of the annual operating requirements of the Clinic, with the largest direct patient expense being prescription drugs.

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Latino Community Fund of WA State

Program/Project: Healthy Latino Communities through Community Dialogues

Funds would be used to develop a health policy agenda developed and advocated for/by Latino Community to decrease health equity issues in their community. In addition, funds will support two Youth Leadership Fellows with stipends to support the coordination and facilitation of community dialogues.

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Lindquist Dental Clinic for Children

Program/Project: Uncompensated Care Fund

Funds from this grant would provide approximately 209 unique chldren and youth per year needed dental care, along with oral hygien education at each patient contact.

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Living Well Kent Collaborative

Program/Project: Fresh community-led project

The goal of this community-led project is to promote easy access to fresh, healthy, affordable and culturally appropriate food options for low-income immigrants and refugees residing in the City of
Kent. Fund would be used to purchase fresh, local foods.

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Lutheran Community Services NW

Program/Project: Senior Companion Program

The Senior Companion Program’s objective is for seniors and people with disabilities to age in place and remain living independently in their own homes for as long as possible. Senior Companion volunteers provide much needed transportation to medical appointments, social outings, and essential shopping trips.  Funds will sustain recruitment and retention efforts for volunteers and continue to support the part-time Program Assistant/Recruitment Specialist position.

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Medical Teams International

Program/Project: Mobile Dental Clinics - MultiCare

Medical Teams International provide free dental care to primarily low-income and marginalized adults that need dental care and are currently without private insurance. Funding of $60,000 would dleiver dental treatment to approximately 350 patients.

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Mercy Housing Northwest

Program/Project: Healthy & Diverse Communities

This project will promote food security, community building, and health education through health fairs; food access prograns; and language liaison outreach and training. Funds would be used to support staff tine and program expenses (food and supplies).

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Metropolitan Development Council (MDC)

Program/Project: MDC Hoarding Relief Project

MDC is seeking funding to find a path to prevention of their tenants’ hoarding issues. Funds would be used to purchase a "hot box," which will allow treatment of the belongings of their Permanent Supportive Housing tenants and assist individuals suffering from hoarding disorders with one-on-one care management.

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