United Way of Elkhart County has awarded nearly $420,000 in health grants to local organizations that provide assistance to families struggling with chronic health conditions.
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.