Funded Partners and Programs

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2016-2018 Funded Partners and Programs


Benton Franklin Head Start: School Readiness Program - Works with low-income families, school districts, and the childcare community to prepare children for kindergarten.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton & Franklin Counties: Project Learn - Increases the number and percentage of people who graduate from high school.

Catholic Family & Child Services of the Tri-Cities: Kaleidoscope Play & Learn & Community Outreach - Provides early learning opportunities through facilitated play groups to vulnerable families with children under the age of five.

Chaplaincy Health Care: Cork's Place - Provides grief counseling and intervention for children and teenagers who have lost a loved one.

Children's Developmental Center: Early Intervention- Provides families with individualized services to help their developmentally delayed or challenged children reach their fullest potential.

Ignite Youth Mentoring: Lunch Buddies - Enables at-risk youth to make positive, healthy life choices with the help of mentors.

Lourdes Counseling Center/Lourdes Health Network: Children's Summer Day Treatment Program - Provides a summertime therapeutic program for children and teens with behavioral, emotional, and mild cognitive disabilities.

The Arc of Tri-Cities: Community Access - Enables individuals with disabilities to learn social and independent living skills.

YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities: YMCA Early Childhood Learning Center - Increases the number of children ready for kindergarten.



Adult Day Services of the Tri-Cities: Adult Day Health - Improves physical, mental, and emotional health of elderly and severely disabled adults.

Benton Franklin Head Start: Healthy Bodies and Smiles - Provides one-on-one training, through home visits, for Head Start families about preventative health such as first aid and oral health.

Grace Clinic: Access to Healthcare for the Uninsured - Provides healthcare for the uninsured.

Grace Clinic: Mental Health Services for the Uninsured - Provides counseling and life coaching by licensed counselors for the uninsured.

Grace Clinic: Preventing Complications in the Uninsured Diabetic and Pre-Diabetic Population - Provides healthcare to prevent complications in uninsured diabetic and pre-diabetic persons.

The Arc of Tri-Cities: Therapeutic Recreational Services - Enhances the quality of life of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities though therapeutic recreational services.



Catholic Family & Child Services of the Tri-Cities: Children Come First - Recruits, licenses, trains, and supports foster parents. Provides clinical support and treatment services for foster children.

The Arc of Tri-Cities: Buddy Club - Improves social connections and decreases bullying of children with disabilities in schools.

YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities: YMCA at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center - Provides a positive environment and activities for youth during after-school hours when juvenile crime is high.



American Red Cross serving Central and Southeastern Washington: Disaster Cycle Program - Assists victims in emotional and financial recovery immediately following a disaster, as well as long-term recovery guidance.

Boy Scouts of America, Blue Mountain Council: Prepared for Life - Provides development opportunities and experiences for youth so they can be successful in school, achieve their full potential, be self-sufficient, and contribute as active members of their community.

Columbia Industries: CI Employment Services - Prepares and trains individuals with disabilities for employment in the community.

Columbia Industries: Vocational Training - Provides training and employment skills development services for individuals with disabilities.

Lourdes Counseling Center/Lourdes Health Network: Vocational Case Management - Assists individuals with serious and persistent mental illness with vocational and employment assessment, planning, skills development, education, job placement, and retention services.

People for People: Greater Columbia 2-1-1 - Provides telephone information and referral for individuals in need of health and human services.

People for People: 2-1-1 Resource Coordinator - Increases the connection between people and health and human services resources in Benton and Franklin Counties through 2-1-1.

Second Harvest: Build a Bed to Feed a Family- Provides gardening space to families to improve their diets, teach them how to grow food, and to build a sense of community around the garden.

Second Harvest: Feeding Children Initiative- Supplies food to hungry schoolchildren through local food banks, a school-based Mobile Market, and Bite 2 Go weekend food packs. Distributes nutrition education material.

Senior Life Resources NW: Meals on Wheels - Provides disadvantaged and homebound seniors with home-delivered, healthy, and nutritious meals.

Senior Life Resources NW: Meals on Wheels Under Age 60 Program - Provides sick and homebound individuals under age 60 with home-delivered, healthy, and nutritious meals.

YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities: Keeping Families Working- Provides youth development and childcare services so parents can stay employed and children can be safe.