Local Non-Profits Receive Grants from the Harrington Cancer and Health Foundation Women’s Circle

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The Harrington Cancer and Health Foundation Women’s Circle has awarded eight grants to local non-profits at their final membership meeting of the year. 

Grants totaling $34,500 were given to local organizations that impact women’s health and well-being.

The grants were awarded to:

  • BSA Case Management Women’s Assistance Program – Grant funds will provide assistance to medically indigent female patients with post-acute services such as medication or home medical equipment.
  • CareNet Pregnancy Center Programs and Educational Classes – Funds will be used for classes include Childbirth Class, Baby Safety Class, Parenting Class, and a Premarital Workshop.
  • Downtown Women’s Center Homeless to Housing Addiction Recovery Program – Provides counseling services for women who are homeless and have addictions.
  • Family Support Services Healthcare for Emergency Safe House Residents – Provides needs such as prescriptions, over-the-counter medication, and wound care for residents at the Emergency Safe House.
  • Harrington Breast Center Surgical Support – Provides Surgical Care Bags for women undergoing breast cancer surgery.
  • Haven Health Clinic Patient Assistance Fund – Funds will be used to assist women who face a barrier to health care services due to inability to pay.
  • The Hope and Healing Place HeartPrints Program – The program offers support for parents and guardians who have endured a pregnancy or infant loss.
  • Sharing Hope Ministries Patsy’s Place Transitional Home – Grant funds will be utilized to help female post-offenders with unmet medical, dental, eye, and mental health services.

The Women’s Circle merges time, talent and resources among women who share a common interest in healthcare. The mission of the Circle is to support projects that improve the health and well-being of women. With the money raised through membership dues and corporate sponsorships, members take a hands-on approach that directly impacts the quality of women’s healthcare by distributing funds through a yearly grant awards process. 2018 marks the 11th year of the Circle and to date over $249,000 has been awarded to local programs that effect women’s health. In addition to the grants process, members are invited to attend quarterly luncheons featuring programs on relevant women’s healthcare topics.

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