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2020 INW Recipients

Inland Northwest Community Partnership Fund Recipients

Behavioral Health

Community Minded Enterprises

Program: Family Centered Recovery

This project will provide family-centered recovery services to parents in recovery from substance use disorders and their children by helping to fund the Recovery Cafe manager position, who directs the program and connects families in recovery to their programs and health navigation services.

NAMI Spokane

Program: Online Mental Health Peer and Family Support

Funds will help support NAMI Spokane's online programs, enabling online mental health support, education, and community awareness efforts in the context of COVID-19.

Peer Spokane

Program: Enhancing Peer Coaching as Pandemic Response

Funds will help provide peer-support services to Spokane adults with behavioral health issues, including peer coaching, a peer services specialist who coordinates the program, and the support of trained coaches.

Children

Ashley House

Program: Spokane House

This program expansion will enable Ashley House to provide short term, long term, and respite care to children and youth in the Inland Northwest. Funds will pay for staffing, community outreach, and in-house training.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Northwest

Program: Community-Based Mentoring

Funds will be used to support their community-based mentoring program's direct costs in 2020/21, allowing them to reach 220+ at-risk Inland Northwest youth with the power of one-to-one mentoring and case management services.

Generation Alive

Program: Generation Alive Defend Free

Funds will support curriculum development and program costs for Generation Alive's Defend Free program, which uses the vehicle of human trafficking to educate high school and middle school students on current, pressing issues in the community, giving students a platform to take compassionate action to help in addressing the problem..

Chronic Disease

Innovia Foundation on behalf of Spokane Regional Health District

Program: Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Treatment Program

Funds will help support the Health District's Hepatitis C Virus treatment program through the purchase of monthly bus passes for patients to access treatment.

Education

Lumen High School & Lumen Early Learning Center

Program: Barrier-Free Wrap-Around Educational Model

Lumen High School is a new public charter high school for pregnant and parenting teenaged parents. Lumen Early Learning Center will primarily serve the Lumen High School student's children. Funds will be used for travel, training and weekly classes.

Food Insecurity/ Hunger

Women & Children's Free Restaurant & Community Kitchen

Program: COVID-19 Emergency Food Response to Support Wellbeing

The COVID-19 Emergency Food Response program addresses the trauma and toxic stress of hunger, while also nourishing physical, mental, and oral health with good nutrition.

Health Care

Deer Park Ambulance

Program: Zoll X-Series Monitor/Defibrillator

Funds will be used to purchase a Zoll X-Series cardiac monitor/defibrillator for Deer Park Volunteer Ambulance.

Homelessness/Housing

American Red Cross

Program: Home Fire Campaign: Victim Assistance

The program provides emergency preparedness and home fire safety education in partnership with community stakeholders. In addition, funds will help provide financial, emotional, and health assistance to victims of home fires.

Catholic Charities Eastern Washington

Program: Rising Strong: Peer Support Specialists Helping Families to Heal from the Trauma of Foster Care Separation and to Build Sober, Stable Futures

Funds will help support a peer support specialist position to give Rising Strong families a proven resource for healing. Funding would help underwrite their intake specialist/case manager and parenting instructor at St. Margaret's Shelter, supporting the basic needs and health of parents and children.

Pioneer Human Services

Program: Responsive Reentry Housing

Grant funds will help pay for integrated services to residents of the Carlyle and Pathways House to help them maintain stable housing, recover from substance use disorders and mental health conditions, and improve overall wellbeing.

WSU Foundation - WSU College of Nursing

Program: Healthy People, Healthy Pets

Funds will help support a free drop-in clinic providing vaccinations, health screenings, and simple treatments to homeless and low-income people and their pets.

Intentional Injury (Suicide/DV)

Olive Crest

Program: Safe Families for Children (SFFC) in Spokane, WA

Olive Crest's Spokane Safe Families for Children program protects vulnerable children from abuse and neglect, strengthens families, and helps keep families together.

Partners With Families & Children Spokane

Program: Children's Advocacy Center Services to Victims

Funds will help support services for victims, the work of a mental health therapist and courthouse facility dog handler, and a client services assistant, who are trained to meet the emergency needs of children experiencing trauma.

Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition

Program: End the Violence- Coordinated Community Domestic Violence Prevention

This grant will be used to build and implement domestic violence prevention and community education strategies.

Transitions

Program: Women's Hearth

Funds will help support the Women's Hearth and provide connection to essential resources for disenfranchised women.

"ZONE Project at Northeast Community Center "

Program: A Multi-Pronged Approach to Reducing Risk of Intentional Injury and Abuse in Children 0-5 in Spokane

The Zone Project/Northeast Community Center aims to reduce and prevent intentional injury and violence through evidence-based interventions and development of community capacity to address social determinants that put families and children at risk in Northeast Spokane.

LGBTQ+

Spectrum

Program: Spectrum LGBTQ+ Center

Funds will help support an LGBTQ+ community center and programs to decrease biases related to discrimination against LGBTQ+ people, increase community connectivity, and provide connection to resources.

Oral Health

Big Table

Program: Operation Beaming Smile

The purpose of Operation Beaming Smile is to provide emergency dental care to individuals who reside in Spokane County who are, or have been recently, employed in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Funds will be used to provide emergency and continuing oral health care for 20-40 people.

Eastern Washington University Foundation - EWU Dental Hygiene Clinic

Program: EWU Dental Hygiene Clinic Operations

Funds will be used to purchase materials, equipment and equipment repairs for Eastern Washington University's Dental Hygiene Clinic, a 46-chair clinic with 80 students practicing under the supervision of licensed dental hygienists and dentists. The clinic provides services primarily to Medicaid and low-income patients.