Ann Arbor – Eight community-based organizations that improve the health of Washtenaw and Livingston County residents have been awarded grants by Trinity Health to help them continue their mission.
Hospital system officials from nonprofit organizations are selected based on their impact on the well-being of the surrounding communities served by Trinity Ann Arbor and Trinity Livingston.
Each organization submitted an application describing how their mission addresses the community needs identified in the hospital system’s Community Health Needs Assessment. These include mental health, substance use disorders, obesity, reproductive health, behavioral health and food security
“As community hospitals, we are committed to investing our financial resources in the communities we serve,” said Alonzo Lewis, president of Trinity Health Ann Arbor and Trinity Health Livingston, in a statement. “We are once again proud to support community-based organizations whose efforts complement our own, and whose hard work is helping to create a better, healthier future for local families.”
Here’s how the organizations and support can help:
The grant provides free produce and dairy products to food insecure families in Livingston County Gleaners’ Fresh Market is provided by the Shared Harvest Pantry
Interfaith hospitality network at Alpha House
The network, through a housing support coordinator, helps homeless families find food, jobs, mental health support and stable housing, among other things.
Key Development Center, Inc.
The grant supports the center’s medical program for those who struggle to afford basic items. The program also studies the effects of medical and drug-assisted treatment on patients.
Livingston County EMS
Trinity funding will help the organization purchase Piccolo and ultrasound machines, which will improve the Community Paramedic Program.
Michigan Prison Cane Initiative
The initiative provides prenatal doula care and support to pregnant inmates at the Huron Valley Prison for Women in Ypsilanti.
Michigan Student Advocacy Center
The center will continue its mentoring program to help Ypsilanti students with social support and mental health support.
Southeast Michigan Women’s Center
The grant will help the nonprofit’s counseling and outreach programs for low-income and under- or uninsured Latinx residents who cannot afford health care. It also helps fund a pilot support group led by a Spanish-speaking therapist
Washtenaw Area Children’s Council
Educational programs within the organization will be expanded and include the Friends of Survivor Mothers to break down intergenerational violence.
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