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The Haywood Healthcare Foundation Board of Trustees has awarded more than a quarter of a million dollars to 15 agencies working to meet the county’s health needs.
The $ 281,431 in grants was awarded as follows:
• The EACH Initiative, Inc., to provide mental health counseling to adults and children in the Ending Area Child Homelessness (EACH) program, $ 4,000;
• Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency, to provide “Pack-n-Plays” for the Safe Seep Initiative, $ 3,000;
• Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency, to provide essential dental care to indigent patients, $ 30,000;
• Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency, to provide nicotine patches and gum to adult patients at the HCH & HAS Public Health Clinic, $ 5,000;
• Haywood Historic Farmers’ Market, to compensate farmers for donating unsold produce or other food to Haywood Gleaners, $ 6,000;
• Haywood Pathways Center, to provide two full-time peer support specialists and a full-time family case manager, $ 111,000;
• Haywood Regional Medical Center Cancer Service, to provide nutrition services to patients, with all types of cancer, who do not have nutrition insurance coverage while undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy, 10 $ 000;
• Haywood Regional Medical Center Cancer Navigator, to provide gas cards to help cancer patients, which will get them to their many cancer care appointments, $ 10,000;
• Helping Hands of Haywood, to launch the new expanded life management initiative, $ 60,000;
• KARE, Inc. (Kids Advocacy Resource Effort), to address child mental health and abuse through prevention, investigation and testing, $ 20,000;
• Junaluska Fire Department, to add medical equipment and equipment for mass casualty incidents, $ 2,000;
• Meridian Behavioral Health Services, to provide naloxone kits (Narcan), $ 6,000;
• REACH of Haywood County, to provide healthy snacks to grade 7 and 8 students in the Safe Dates program, $ 3,000;
• Real World Transitional LLC, to help access secure housing early in recovery while seeking employment, $ 3,000;
• Southwestern Child Development Nurse Family Partnership, which serves low-income first-time mothers of all ages – provides books for clients to read to their children, toys to help mothers work with the child to promote developmental skills, purchase car seats, diapers and wipes, $ 3,700.
The Haywood Healthcare Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit foundation, is committed to improving healthcare for underserved individuals and families in Haywood County through educational programs, grants, scholarships and leadership opportunities . Foundation funds come from the net proceeds from the sale of the Haywood Regional Medical Center to Duke LifePoint.