Health and Environmental Justice
Health and Environmental Justice ($128,000)
- CT Partnership for Children (Naugatuck): Parent Tool Box-Building Healthy Environments for Families through Case Management – $14,000 to promote equitable opportunities for low income families through case management, parent workshops, and social opportunities for families with young children. CPC will offer a series of Parent Toolboxes that cover areas such as Healthy and Safe Pregnancies: Developmental Awareness for Young Children, What’s for Dinner: Cooking on a Dime, and Feeding your Infant: A Family Choice.
- Darcey School (Cheshire): Circle of Security Parenting (COSP): $10,000 to support a relationship-based intervention designed to enhance attachment security between parents, teachers, caregivers, and children. The program is an effective way to build healthy attachments and enhance self-regulation thereby increasing school readiness and optimal learning.
- Food Rescue US (Stamford): Food Rescue US – Northwest CT – $15,000 to support the coordination of daily food rescues and the addition of a part-time Operational Site Coordinator to help manage the growth of the Northwest CT site.
- Greater Waterbury Health Improvement Partnership (GWHP) – Fiscal sponsor: Staywell Health, Inc. (Waterbury): Improving Maternal Health for Women of Color through Care Coordination – $30,000 to continue the Improving Maternal Health Disparities work in Waterbury and create a larger strategy called the Waterbury Baby Bundle. At the same time, facilitate care coordination in the health system and the build-out of a larger, more culturally responsive community network that can better serve the entire population in need.
- Madre Latina (Waterbury): Health on Wheels – $12,000 to coordinate health education and cultural awareness activities in a supportive and encouraging environment for Latino families in the Greater Waterbury area. Madre Latina plans to have at least 100-150 participants through workshops etc.
- Radical Advocates for Cross-Cultural Education (RACCE) (Waterbury): Youth-Led Air Monitoring and Participatory Action Research Project – $15,000 to enable youth leaders and Waterbury families disproportionately impacted by air pollution and a lack of access to clean and affordable transportation options to develop and deploy local and personal air monitoring plans to strengthen their knowledge of air pollutants and solutions that address local air quality in the South End, Downtown and North End of Waterbury.
- Waterbury Mutual Aid Company (Waterbury): $12,000 to support a community garden located at Long Hill Bible Church, right next to Davis Gardens (mostly subsidized) and a short distance from Berkeley Heights (WHA), two housing developments with primarily low-income, BIPOC residents. There are no known spaces or support for families at either housing complex to grow their own food.
- Woman’s Choice Charitable Association (Waterbury): Community Doula Program – $20,000 to provide free and low-cost pregnancy/postpartum support services to Black women in Waterbury, to help combat disparities in Black maternal & infant care.
Saunders Fund for the Sick and Infirm of Naugatuck ($113,908)
- Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center (Naugatuck): Wellness Programs: Equine-Assisted Therapeutic Services – $20,000 to nurture the mind, body, and spirit through the benefits of therapeutic riding, equine assisted activities, and nature to improve the physical and mental health of sick and infirm residents.
- Human Resource Development Agency (Naugatuck): Medical Transportation / Socialization – $28,908 to serve Naugatuck residents in need of transportation to medical appointments during the afternoon hours, the same time HRD’s other bus is being used.
- Naugatuck Ambulance (Naugatuck): Program: Communication Upgrade – $60,000 to provide a much-needed radio upgrade for Naugatuck EMS.
- Naugatuck YMCA (Naugatuck): Livestrong – $5,000 to support Livestrong, a free evidenced-based program that helps adult cancer survivors reclaim their health and well-being following a cancer diagnosis. The goal is to offset program costs and continue offering the program at no cost to participants.