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Grant Awards 2018-10-17T12:23:42+00:00

Congratulations to our first round of mini-grantees! The Partnership for a Healthier JC awarded eleven organizations with mini-grants to build a greater culture of health in Jersey City. They are listed below with a brief synopsis of the work they intend to do in partnership with HealthierJC:

Alzheimer’s New Jersey – $2,500 Award

Will Address Urgent Health Priority of Health Education and Management of Chronic Illness. Contractor will provide a Respite Care and Wellness Program- providing family caregivers of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other dementia, with information and education about the importance of regular time off from caregiving and links them to community based respite care services. This mini-grant will allow grantee to provide 2.5 respite care scholarships to Jersey City resident caregivers. For more info about our grantee visit: https://www.alznj.org/

Character Enrichment Society – $2,500

Will address Urgent Health Priority of Education by providing self- esteem building workshops to promote mental & emotional health, communication skills and physical movement. A strong focus is on mutual respect and manners – each workshop begins with the children and mentors “setting a table” and eating together at the start of the workshop. Funding will help support nutrition for the children, in addition to educational materials provided. For more info about our grantee visit: http://characterenrichmentsociety.com/index.php/

Church World Services – $2,500

Will address Urgent Health Priority of Maternal Child Health with referrals and translation services for pregnant asylees and families with children. The mini-grant will serve to enhance and increase services already provided to our community. For more info about our grantee visit: https://cwsjerseycity.org/

Farms in the Heights – $2,500

Will address Urgent Health priority of Maternal & Child Health by providing improved and incentivized SNAP doublebucks program. The mini-grant will leverage the pre-existing doublebucks program to improve health and well-being of mothers and children and improve the general health of all SNAP customers through a “Buy Local, Cook Local, Eat Local” Initiative. For more info about our grantee visit: https://www.facebook.com/Farms-in-the-Heights-173619156014064/

Haven – $840

Will address Urgent Health Priority of Community Safety & Open Spaces by collaborating with the Jersey City Anti-Violence Coalition Movement and Kismet of Kings to engage in a mentoring anti-violence initiative. The program will target high school age (13-17) youth at risk of violence and substance use in the Kismet of Kings program held at Dickenson High School and their associates. Grantee will use positive youth development tools with focus on: positive, consistent adults, a peer group focused on completing the same goals and attainment of new skills to increase confidence. This program to serve at risk youth will include weekly meetings to identify collective work projects, get mentoring, harm reduction/risk reduction technique training, and conflict/resolution skills. For more info about our grantee visit: http://www.havencommunityrespite.org/

Jackson Hill Main Street Management Corporation – $2,500

Will address Urgent Health Priority of Health Education & Management of Chronic Illness by providing a Summer Movement series to reduce health disparities in open spaces for resident access. The series will feature low impact exercise in an open space to increase the physical activity of area residents. For more info about our grantee visit: https://www.facebook.com/JHMSMCSID/

Riverview Neighborhood Association – $2,500

Will address Urgent Health Priority of Community Safety & Open Space by providing horticulture education to area nursing home & public school. Purpose of the program is to enhance use and ownership of the neighborhood gardening program with increased partnerships with children and seniors. For more info about our grantee visit: http://riverviewneighborhood.org/

Safe Streets JC – $2,500

Will address Urgent Health Priority of Community Safety & Open Spaces by providing a mini grant to purchase an informational booth, signage & banners to increase awareness about Safe Streets JC & Vision Zero. Safe Streets is working to increase street safety, awareness and community education. For more info about our grantee visit: https://safestreetsjc.org/

Samuel R. Shelton VFW Post 2294 – $2,500

Will address Urgent Health Priority of Health Education & Management of Chronic Illness by providing transportation to veterans to medical and mental health treatment facilities. The Samuel R. Shelton VFW Post 2294 has an ongoing program to provide information to veterans about their physical and mental health. For more info about our grantee visit: https://www.facebook.com/vfwpost2294/

Sgt. Anthony Park Neighborhood Association – $2,500

Will address Urgent Health Priority of Community Safety & Open Spaces by providing Community Wellness Series w / Nutrition, Movement and Vegetable Gardening Program to foster personal wellness and neighborhood well-being. For more info about our grantee visit: http://sgtanthonypark.com/

Women Rising – $2,050

Will address Urgent Health Priority of Health Education & Chronic Illness by providing MELT method classes for clients to increase self-care, reduction of chronic pain & stress. The MELT method is a self-care technique that eliminates chronic pain, re-hydrates the connective tissues & calms the nervous system. For more info about our grantee visit: https://www.womenrising.org/