2018 Puget Sound Recipients - Part 3

2018 Puget Sound Community Partnership Fund Recipients - Part 3

Mountain View Community Center

Program/Project: Senior Café

The Senior Cafe Program works with local seniors in the community to provide a program that enhances their health and provides social interaction. This includes weekly lunches, an exercise program and guest speakers. Funds would be used for the program: weights, staff & volunteer training, borrowing library, meals & dietary education, and staff planning time.

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Museum of Glass

Program/Project: New Possibilities Project

Hot Shop Heroes is a free, non-clinical therapeutic glassmaking program, to members of the US military, both those on active duty and veterans. It is designed to support soldiers and veterans with depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury. Funding would support the teaching of glassmaking classes.

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The Mustard Seed Project of Key Peninsula

Program/Project: Essential Services for Elders on the Key Peninsula

The Mustard Seed Project is a small nonprofit that identifies, creates and expands vital services and programs to promote independent living and enhanced quality of life for seniors living on the Key Peninsula. Focus areas include information and referral, transportation, health and wellness, senior housing options, and community education on aging. Funds would support programs and services.

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Neighborhood Clinic

Program/Project: Healthcare for the Underserved

Neighborhood Clinic is a volunteer-driven, free walk-in urgent care clinic, open every Monday and Thursday evening.  The clinic also offers free dental services in partnership with Medical Teams International. Funds would support operational expenses: personnel, medical and clinic supplies, patient outreach materials, and office supplies.

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Northwest Harvest

Program/Project: Growing Connections

The project will provide fresh, locally sourced produce to low-income households in three Greater Seattle food desert communities. Grant funds would be used to contract with a local grower for the 2019 growing season, aiming to secure culturally appropriate fresh foods for the Central District, SoDo, and/or East Hill Kent clients.

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Northwest Infant Survival & SIDS Alliance (NISSA)

Program/Project: SIDS/SUID Unsafe Sleep Prevention and Crib distribution

This project reduces the risk of sleep-related deaths of infants in Pierce County by providing portable cribs to low-income families of newborns for whom a crib is not otherwise available. 95% of the funds will be used to purchase portable, new, inexpensive but safe cribs and sheets for infants whose parents are low-income; 5% of funds are retained for administrative costs associated with fiscal and program management.

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Nourish Pierce County

Program/Project: Bulk Procurement of Nutritious Food

Nourish Pierce County’s goal is to alleviate hunger for families in need by providing basic need—balanced food for families in poverty. Funds would be used for the bulk purchase of essential, nutritious foods for their clients.

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NW Furniture Bank

Program/Project: Furnishing Homes for Families in Need

Funds for NW Furniture Bank will be utilized to recycle donated furniture and supply furniture and household items to families in need.

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Peace Community Center

Programs/Project: McCarver Scholars

McCarver Scholars is PCC's program for Hilltop children from second to fifth grades. They
learn academic skills, develop social and emotional skills, learn how to apply classroom learning to the real world, and build character strengths. Funds would be used for staff and teacher salaries and
admission and transportation costs to provide field trips.

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Pierce County AIDS Foundation

Program/Project: HIV Prevention

Funds will continue to empower populations most heavily impacted by HIV to use prevention resources This includes supporting staff time, food and the cost of social activities, participant incentives, marketing, supplies for workshops, and rental costs for off-site events. Funding will also support essential administrative costs to running social engagement groups and other prevention programs, including rent, utilities, and administrative labor.

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Pierce County Library Foundation

Program/Project: Summer Reading Youth & Teen

The Pierce County Library Foundation is seeking support for Summer Reading - Youth & Teen programs, which support the Library's strategic focus on Education. Funds will be used to enhance existing programs and services.

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Program/Project: TEAMS for healthier living

TEAMS stands for Together, Eating better, Actively living, Monitoring health, and Self-Managing risk. TEAMS is a structured program that integrates evidence-based bio-psychosocial approaches in a unique, holistic manner to reinforce healthy lifestyle behaviors and to mitigate the impact of chronic illness in seniors. Funds requested would focus on training and supporting additional instructors for expansion of the program to include an additional site.

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Prescription Drug Assistance Foundation

Program/Project: Prescription Drug Assistance Network

PDAN provides additional personalized prescription assistance services to low and moderate income individuals who are experiencing difficulties accessing required mediations for various health conditions in the Puget Sound Region. Funding would support the expansion of services, training for care managers and providers, and patient assistance.

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Puyallup Valley St. Francis House

Program/Project: Meal Program

 The single purpose of the Meal Program is to serve those who are hungry in the community. The funds requested would be used for program support and expenses (including expenses of running and maintaining a van used solely for the Meal Program).

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Rebuilding Together South Sound

Program/Project: Year-Round Services-Home Modification & Emergency Repair Programs

Rebuilding Together South Sound provides free home repairs and accessibility modifications for low-income homeowners who are elderly, disabled, or families living with children. Their goal this fiscal year is to make repairs or modifications in 50 homes.

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The Rescue Mission

Program/Project: Adams Street Family Shelter Expansion

Funds will provide essential programs and services at the Adams Street Family Shelter to families experiencing homelessness such as shelter, meals, case management, mental health counseling, youth services, adult education, housing assistance, employment and career navigation, addiction recovery, job creation and legal assistance.

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Rotary First Harvest

Program/Project: RFH core work--produce recovery

Rotary First Harvest combats malnutrition in WA by providing an ongoing and reliable source of nutritious produce to food bank clients. Funds would support their core work of rescuing approximately 10 million pounds of surplus product annually and moving these loads to their food bank partners' warehouse for hunger relief.

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Safe Streets Campaign

Program/Project: Safe Streets Improving Social Determinants of Health

The work that Safe Streets does with volunteers in the community through the Neighborhood Organizing program and youth participants in the Youth Leading Change program creates forward movement in social determinants of health. Funds would support core staffing – primarily Community Mobilization Specialists and Youth Mobilization Specialists, and operational costs associated with community and youth mobilization.

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Seattle/King County Clinic

Program/Project: Seattle/King County Clinic

Seattle/King County Clinic hosts an annual giant free health clinic in Key Arena at Seattle Center for families, the elderly, veterans, working poor and homeless who struggle to receive health care. 100% of funds provided go to directly support this clinic. Funding from this grant would also provide an estimated 1,200 prescription eyeglasses.

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Share & Care House

Program/Project: Share & Care House Housing Program

SCH Housing Program provides permanent supportive housing, rapid rehousing or transitional housing throughout Pierce County to chronically homeless and disabled and at-risk of homelessness households. Funds would be used for utilities, unplanned expenses (car repairs, gas, tires, interview & job expenses), basic needs (food & clothing), unmet expenses for children (graduation expenses, school supplies, child care).

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Somali Health Board

Program/Project: Health Equity Services for the Somali Community

Funds would help deliver health care and social services to Somali immigrants living in King County in 2018 and 2019.

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South Kitsap Helpline

Program/Project: Helping the Hungry

Funding would support the general operations of Helpline. This includes everything from staffing and utilities, to food for the food bank, to plants and seeds for their garden and greenhouse.

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South Sound Parent to Parent

Program/Project: Friendship Club

The Friendship Club focuses on increasing social and interpersonal skills in children with special needs. Funds would be utilized for staff salaries, benefits, insurances, office expenses (maintenance, utilities, supplies, equip rental), travel and transportation, as well as promotional/printing materials.

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St. Leo Food Connection

Program/Project: St. Leo Food Bank

Most of the food distributed through the St. Leo Food Bank is donated from community partners like the Emergency Food Network, Food Lifeline, Northwest Harvest, and government commodities. Additionally, food is also gathered from neighborhood organizations like restaurants, grocery stores, and farms. Funds will be used to support the staff of the St. Leo Food Bank.

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St. Vincent de Paul Kent/Covington

Program/Project: St Vincent de Paul Community Outreach

The mission of the Community Outreach program is to help prevent eviction and utility shutoff to those in need of these services.

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St Vincent de Paul Tacoma/Pierce Co

Program/Project: SVdP Emergency Assistance Program

St Vincent de Paul's program focus is on eviction prevention, which includes rent and utility relief, to keep families together and in their homes.

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Program/Project: Healthcare Alliance to Prevent Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

Funds would support the conveing of a Healthcare Alliance to create and present trainings, webinars, and other on-site resources that will educate 2,000 doctors, nurses, an dother medical personnel (over three years) about commericial sexual exploitation.

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Tacoma Housing Development Group

Program/Project: Fall Prevention and Balance Classes for Seniors and Disabled

Funds will be used to provide Fall Prevention and Balance classes 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. Classes will be 50 minutes in
length and would be offered for one year.

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The TEARS Foundation

Program/Project: Saving Lives Through Safe Sleep and Supporting Bereaved Families

$15,000 in funding would specifically be utilized in the following ways: $10,000 to offer financial funeral assistance to low income, l9ocal families whose child has died. $5,000 to offer safe sleep traiing and purchase additional Halo sleep sacks to prevent infant deaths and promote healthy babies locally.

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United Territories of Pacific Islanders' Alliance (UTOPIA)

Program/Project: New Possibilities Project

This project provides street-level support and individual advocacy that addresses safety and
survival, as well as resource referral that helps Pacific Islander and other transgender youth and young adults in the sex industry build a pathway to a healthier, more sustainable future. Funds will go directly towards project expenses, including staff time and supplies.

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Vashon Youth & Family Services

Program/Project: Sliding Scale Counseling Program

The requested funds would be utilized to increase the capacity of the Sliding Scale services of VYFS’ Behavioral Health program offering support to islanders who need it most, including mental health counseling, no-cost crisis stabilization and support, enriched before and after school care for elementary students, wellness vouchers towards medical care for low-income Islanders, and support
and education for parents of young children.

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Vine Maple Place

Program/Project: Stable Families Program

Funding for the Stable Families Program would provide safe housing, emergency assistance, and direct services to local single-parent families in need.

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Washington State History Museum

Program/Project: Culture Kids Program

The Culture Kids program serves Pierce County's low-income families and at-risk children ages 0 - 5. The program aims to provide them with enriching cultural experiences in order to support early childhood development and strengthen families. Funds would cover the costs associated with distributing a one-year pass to an estimated 600 participants, which would include free admission for two adults and unlimited children in the household and printing the passes.

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The Wishing Well Foundation

Program/Project: Wishing Well Need Bank & Little Wishes

This program provides youth living in out-of-home placement in foster or kinship care with clothing, hygiene and school supplies, and provides them with access to healthy social and physical activities. Funds would support the Wishing Well Need Bank Coordinator.

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YWCA Pierce County

Program/Project: YWCA Youth Program

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. Funds would be used to purchase supplies for this program. This includes program equipment, materials and construction for program manuals and workbooks, program marketing supplies, art supplies and incentive items for students who participate.

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YWCA Seattle/King/Snohomish

Program/Project: Health Care Access

YWCA's Health Care Access programs provide health insurance enrollment, education and
health care linkages to low-income, underserved, and hard-to-reach populations, including those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Funds would be used to support the work of the health care advocates.

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