HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Health and wellness are essential to community vitality. funding opportunities include access to health care, medical research, mental health and preventative care.
ACH Child and Family Services provides resources and skills to children and families struggling with life’s challenges. Coordinating services for over 2,400 youth in foster care annually, ACH identified a lack of programs for teenagers with severe behavioral and mental health challenges. The New Residential Treatment Center–the only one of it’s kind in Texas–will create a space where teens can understand they are safe, adults can be trusted, and they do not have to worry about protecting themselves from an abuser. The innovative program will serve youths ages 13-17, have separate wings with private rooms for boys and girls and will provide on-site Charter School. Community support is needed for classrooms, sensory rooms, and an exercise room:
- Equipment for sensory rooms: $2,562 each, two needed
- Sensory Items for classrooms: $10,00 each, two needed
- Exercise Equipment: $2,500
Cancer Care Services’ programs are an innovative means of optimizing patient access to care, as well as providing support to patients and the health care professionals who deal with systemic challenges on a daily basis. The organization enables patients to receive the treatment support they need and enhance the community’s capacity to care for and help sustain underserved cancer patients and their families all at no cost to the patient or family.
Grants of $1,000 – $5,000 will support these programs:
- COPE programs include health insurance assistance, prescription co-pay assistance, nutritional supplements, dietitian services, medical supplies/equipment, counseling (including play therapy for children), support groups, and case management.
- THRIVE programs include nutritional education, wellness workshops, yoga & meditation, oncology massage, and spiritual support.
- CONNECT programs include caregiver & survivorship workshops, day-camp for children, art & music therapy, family-centered activities, and social groups and events.
Community support is a crucial piece in executing Cook Children’s promise to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease, and injury. Your support translates into the leading-edge technology, facilities, equipment and resources that the physicians and staff need to make miracles happen – daily. Cook Children’s has taken steps to identify pressing pediatric health issues and will work with partners to find, and act upon, solutions that will make our community THE place to raise children – for decades to come.
Areas of need include:
- Cardiology: Halter Monitors $3,000 each
- CARE team and Emergency Dept. Clothes Closet $1,000 – $5,000
- Child Study Center Autism Services $5,000 – $10,000
- Emergency Dept. Fluid Warmers, five are needed at $25,000 each
- Radiology Music System $8,000 – $10,000
In addition to supporting Sarcoma research, the Rutledge Cancer Foundation offers patient programs and events for teens and young adults with cancer. Because fertility can be affected by cancer treatment, the Rutledge Cancer Foundation partners with Moncrief Cancer Institute to pioneer a community Fertility Preservation Program for adolescent and young adult cancer patients, which includes: fertility preservation education, care coordination and financial assistance for those who qualify. Another program that improves the quality of life for patients undergoing cancer treatment is Carley’s Closet which provides clothing for patients in need. There are 12 Carley’s Closets in medical centers throughout Texas, eight of which are in North Texas. Funding needs include:
- Up to $35,000 match for financial assistance for fertility preservation
- Carley’s Closet $1,000 – $15,000
- Patient Events (such as game nights and large group outings) $1,000 – $25,000
If you have any questions about funding a nonprofit project, please contact Vicki Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817.877.0702.