$ 2,500 Grants Distributed to Alliance for Health Equity Granting Partners to Support Staff Health and Well-Being – Daily Local
COATESVILLE – During the summer of 2021, the Alliance for Health Equity held meetings with its granting partners to learn firsthand the strengths, as well as the critical needs that each granting partner knew. The most important need identified by these organizations was behavioral health.
COVID-19 places a significant burden on nonprofits and community members associated with mental health and wellness. Staff shortages, zoom fatigue, lack of volunteers and continued capacity needs have increased the mental health needs of organizations. While pushing through this, there was also the mental health burden of increasing anxiety from COVID-19 due to the worry of individuals or a close friend / family contracting the virus, as well. as community tensions from the economic downturn and inequitable health care burdens. access to our various communities. The needs of the community were met through increased workloads and dedication from each of The Alliance For Health Equity’s nonprofit grant partners.
Due to this critical behavioral health need, the Alliance for Health Equity proudly administered a grant check for $ 2,500 to 30 community grant partners (see list below) as a thank you for everything. they do on behalf of our community. The $ 2,500 has no restrictions, as long as it is used for staff to take care of their emotional well-being. Now is the time for our funding partners to take a break and focus on the mental health and well-being of their staff.
âWhen I opened the mail and saw the generous grant for staff mental health and wellness, I was deeply excited and paused to express my gratitude. On behalf of the employees of the Center Against Domestic Violence, this donation is timely and necessary – as you know, we have continued to serve and have not closed our doors! â- Dr Dolly Wideman-Scott, Ed.D. – President and CEO, Chester County Domestic Violence Center
The Alliance for Health Equity values ââour partnerships and cares about the staff who continue to work tirelessly to help the AHE achieve its mission, to advance a more equitable, resilient and healthy community. The year continues to be difficult and the staff of our funding partners continue to meet the vital needs of Greater Coatesville.
The AHE looks forward to continuing to support it through trust-based philanthropy. Soon the Alliance for Health Equity will present its new funding round for 2022. Be sure to visit our website at alliancehealthequity.org to learn more about the upcoming AHE grant opportunities in 2022.
Funded partners included: Better Tomorrows, Brians House, Inc., The Bridge Academy and Community Center, Charles A Melton Center for Arts & Education, Chester County Futures, Chester County OIC, Child Guidance Resource Center, Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance, Brandywine Valley Active Aging, Coatesville Center for Community Health, Coatesville Youth Initiative, Community Volunteers in Medicine, Community, Youth and Women’s Alliance, Inc., Domestic Violence Center of Chester County, Family Promise of Southern Chester County, Family Service of Chester County, Bonne Works , Inc., Greater Philadelphia Search and Rescue, Hope Beyond Borders, Human Services, Inc., Keystone Valley Fire Department, Maternal and Child Health Consortium, Mitzvah Circle, Modena Fire Co No 1, The Parkesburg POINT, Pennsylvania Health Access Network, Valley Youth House, Chester County English Volunteer Program, WC Atkinson Memorial Community Service Center, Inc. , Youth Mentoring Partnership.