2016-2018 Funded Programs and Partners
Children's Summer Program: Lourdes Counseling Center/Lourdes Health Network - Provides a summertime therapeutic program for children and teens with behavioral, emotional, and mild cognitive disabilities.
Community Access: The Arc of Tri-Cities - Enables individuals with the disabilities to learn social and independent living skills.
Cork's Place Grief Support Program: Chaplaincy Health Care - Provides grief counseling and intervention for children and teenagers who have lost a loved one.
Early Intervention: Children's Developmental Center - Provides families with individualized services to help their developmentally delayed or challenged children reach their fullest potential.
Foster Teen Program: Catholic Family & Child Services of the Tri-Cities - Helps caseworkers support foster students with one-on-one academic plans. The High School and Beyond Plan provides information about sources, credit, and testing needed to graduate.
Healthy Students: Second Harvest Inland Northwest - Provides food to 150 middle school students as part of the Chronic Absenteeism Pilot Project. Hunger affects student behavior, performance, and attendance.
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn: Catholic Family & Child Services of the Tri-Cities - Provides early learning opportunities through facilitated play groups to vulnerable families with children under the age of five.
Lunch Buddies - Elementary Schools: Ignite Youth Mentoring - Provides positive adult role models to students.
Lunch Buddies - Middle Schools: Ignite Youth Mentoring - Expands Lunch Buddies into three middle schools.
Parent Home Visits: Partners for Early Learning - Funds a home visitor to visit families, from three Richland elementary schools, three times per month, to coach and equip parents to support healthy child development. Each family receives a backpack of educational materials.
Project Learn: Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton & Franklin Counties - Enhance student success and increase high school graduation rates.
School Readiness Program: Benton Franklin Head Start - Works with low-income families, school districts, and the childcare community to increase the number of children who are ready for kindergarten.
STEM Education: YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities - Provides hands-on learning through Lego robotics to middle- and high-school students.
YMCA at the Martin Luther King, Jr Center: YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities - Provides a positive environment and activities for youth during after-school hours when juvenile crime is high.
YMCA Early Childhood Learning Center: YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities - Increases the number of children ready for kindergarten.
Adult Day Health: Adult Day Services of the Tri-Cities- Improves physical, mental, and emotional health of elderly and severely disabled adults.
Buddy Club: The Arc of Tri-Cities - Improves social connections and decreases bullying of children with disabilities in schools.
Children Come First: Catholic Family & Child Services of the Tri-Cities - Recruits, licenses, trains, and supports foster parents. Provides clinical support and treatment services for foster children.
Health Care for the Uninsured: Grace Clinic - Free medical services such as medical care, medications, and mental health counseling to the uninsured.
Health Care for Uninsured Workers: Grace Clinic - Fills the gaps for uninsured, low-wage earners who do not receive insurance benefits through their employers.
Healthy Bodies and Smiles: Benton Franklin Head Start- Provides one-on-one training, through home visits, for Head Start families about preventative health.
Healthy Pantry Initiative: Second Harvest Inland Northwest - Partners with local food banks to provide training and technical assistance to food bank volunteers.
Making a Difference Boys' Group: Domestic Violence Services - A year-round, 8 week program for teen males experiencing domestic violence or dysfunction at home.
Mental Health Services for Uninsured: Grace Clinic - Provides counseling and life coaching by licensed counselors for the uninsured.
Preventing Complications in Uninsured Diabetics: Grace Clinic - Provides healthcare to prevent complications in uninsured diabetics and pre-diabetic persons.
Therapeutic Recreational Services: The Arc of Tri-Cities - Enhances the quality of life for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through therapeutic recreational services.
West Richland Food Bank: Tri-Cities Food Bank - Provides food to 400 clients every four weeks.
Build a Bed to Feed a Family: Second Harvest Inland Northwest - Build community gardens for families to improve their diets, teach them how to grow food, and to build a sense of community.
Employment Services: Columbia Industries - Prepares and trains individuals with disabilities for employment in the community.
Disaster Cycle Program: American Red Cross serving Central and Southern WA - Assist victims in emotional and financial recovery immediately following a disaster, as well as long-term recovery guidance.
Feeding Children Initiative: Second Harvest Inland Northwest - Supplies food to schoolchildren through local food banks, a school-based Mobile Food Bank, and Bite 2 Go weekend food packs. Distributes nutrition education materials.
Greater Columbia 2-1-1: People for People - Telephone information and referrals to people in need of health and human services.
Greater Columbia 2-1-1 Resource Coordinator: People for People - Increases the connection between people and health and human service resources in Benton & Franklin Counties through 2-1-1 community education and outreach.
Keeping Families Working: YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities - Provides youth development and childcare services so parents stay employed and children can be in a safe place.
Meals on Wheels/Senior Program: Senior Life Resources Northwest - Provides disadvantaged and homebound seniors with home-delivered, healthy and nutritious meals.
Meals on Wheels/Under Age 60 Program: Senior Life Resources Northwest - Provides sick and homebound individuals under age 60 with home-delivered, healthy and nutritious meals.
Prepared for Life: Boy Scouts of America, Blue Mountain Council - Provides experiences for youth so they can be successful in school, achieve their full potential, be self-sufficient, and actively contribute to their community.
Vocational Case Management: Lourdes Counseling Center/Lourdes Health Network - Assists individuals with chronic mental illness with vocational and employment assessment, planning, skills development, education, job placement, and retention.
Vocational Training: Columbia Industries - Provides training and employment skills development services for individuals with disabilities.
equipment to build capacity:
Ansil Hall Youth Temporary Housing: River of Life MCC - Furnish facility that gives homeless teens a place to do homework and receive assistance.
Therapeutic Sensory Lab: Children's Developmental Center - Helps stimulate a child's senses, and develop language cognition, and social and emotional skills.
Meals on Wheels Replacement Van: Senior Life Resources Northwest - Provides capacity to transport food and equipment
Child Advocacy - Audio Recording System: Support Advocacy Resource Center - Used to capture children's interviews and document childhood trauma for use by law enforcement and therapists.
Family Education Center Renovation: The Arc of Tri-Cities - Expands training center capacity to serve additional families.
Child Development - Computer Server: Children's Developmental Center - Secure and effective processing for client records and operations.
Youth Mentoring - Multi-Function Copier: Ignite Youth Mentoring - Supports in-house production of marketing and training materials.