United Way awards nearly $420,000 in health grants
Posted: 05/08/2013 at 9:00 am
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ADEC client Angie Reed, right, and ADEC Direct Service Provider Adrianna Scherer use an ipad with an app for teaching how to count money. Reed hopes to get a job that requires her counting money after mastering the app. The local agency is using iPads with a variety of apps to help teach clients skills such as how to make coffee and also to Skype with their families. ADEC received a total of $213,000 in health grants from United Way of Elkhart County this week. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard)
United Way’s partnership with the Council on Aging provides transportation services that help with life transitions and Life Enrichment Centers that encourage fellowship with other older adults.
The health grants were distributed as follows:
• ADEC: Day Services — $109,000
• ADEC: Family and Children Services — $25,000
• ADEC: Guardianship — $49,000
• ADEC: Technology Project — $30,000
• Cancer Journals Initiative — $12,000
• Council on Aging: Life Enrichment Centers — $36,500
• Council on Aging: Transportation — $22,000
• Family Christian Development Center: Medicine Assistance — $20,000
• Heart City Health Center: Medicine Assistance — $25,000
• Marian Hoogenboom Care House: Home Away from Home — $8,000
• Oaklawn: Medicine Assistance — $19,000
• Ribbon of Hope: Volunteer Coordination — $23,000
• United Cancer: Journey through Recovery — $16,000
• 2013 Health Innovation Grant Pool — $25,000
Local volunteers make all the decisions regarding United Way grants. They study research, conduct site visits and set United Way’s Health Strategy. Every volunteer lives or works in Elkhart County.
United Way’s Health Innovation grants give financial aid to local organizations with projects in need.