Deaconess foundation awards $635,000 to 18 Cincinnati agencies

Deaconess Associations Foundation recently awarded $635,000 in grants to 18 organizations serving Greater Cincinnati. These grants focus on improving access to behavioral health care services for at-risk individuals.

Deaconess awarded $100,000 to The HealthCare Connection, a community health center that provides health services to underserved, underinsured and uninsured individuals. 

Jolene Joseph, chief executive officer of The HealthCare Connection

The foundation also granted $65,000 to Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services, a mental health agency serving adults with mental illness, addiction and related challenges. 

In addition, Lighthouse Youth & Family Service – an organization that helps youth in crisis – was awarded $50,000 for its Care Navigator Program designed to improve youths’ and families’ health and well-being. 

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear visits with CHNK staff at an addiction treatment center

Other recipients:

  • The Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky, $75,000 for COVID-related modifications for its day treatment program
  • IKRON, $50,000 to expand programming for integrated behavioral health services
  • St. Aloysius Orphanage, $50,000 to expand its program for children with severe emotional disorders
  • Back2Back Ministries, $40,000 for training in trauma-informed care for youths and families
  • Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio, $25,000 for pro bono counseling for the uninsured and underinsured
  • MindPeace, $25,000 for youth mental health support
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butler County, $20,000 for mentoring at-risk youths
  • Cancer Family Care, $20,000 for telehealth counseling
  • Epilepsy Alliance Ohio, $20,000 for its Epilepsy Counseling Program
  • First Step Home, $20,000 for its Maternal Addiction Program
  • Focus on Youth, $20,000 for mental health support for youth at Boys & Girls Club of West Chester/Liberty
  • Holly Hill Child & Family Solutions, $20,000 for increased telehealth access
  • GLAD House, $15,000 for the enhancement of its Champs program for children of addicted parents
  • Cincinnati Music & Wellness Coalition, $10,000 for its music program for Bhutanese refugee youth
  • Tri-State Peer Support Team, $10,000 for peer support for first responder mental health needs

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