Healthy Living Grant Program
- Access to Care – Specifically related to implicit bias, structural racism, policy, systems, environment and cross-sectoral collaborations that address the social determinants of health
- Mental Health – Upstream programming to address access, policy and quality services that serve both the adult and youth communities
- Food and Housing Insecurity – Policy and/or programming that creates linkages to sustainable sources of food and housing
- Healthy Living – Programming that addresses risk factors for chronic disease
- Cancer Prevention – Prevention education and screening programs
2023 City of Hope Healthy Living Grant Recipients
Mental Health Trainings: Mental Health and Homelessness. Provide trainings that support mental and behavioral health providers to understand the mental health challenges of the unhoused.
One Family At A Time. Sustainably supporting the social health needs of breast cancer patients from Orange County to Riverside.
Accepting. Advancing. Amazing. Type 1 Diabetes Education and Support Program. Education-based program to support disadvantaged teens diagnosed with Type1 diabetes. They offer year-round support, education and treatment assistance to teens and their families. Will work directly with teens and their families (support systems) increase competence, control and confidence in their ability to control their diabetes.
School Garden. Link environmental learning and therapeutic gardening into a school-based garden. Students will design and build the garden. They will infuse gardening into the culture at the school.
Community Exchange. Through their innovative food rescue program they will rescue, sort and distribute 2.4 million pounds of rescued food with their network of over 140 fellow non-profits.
Urban Resident Food Garden. Through their community collaboration, Growing Hope Gardens will serve residents of a permanent supportive housing community. They will engage the residents through a series of leadership and skill building workshops that will provide access to food, enhance wholeness at the individual and community level, and the build a sustainable program through community engagement that fosters ownership.
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Fight for Veterans Health Benefits. Address the gap in veteran engagement at community events that link them to social care and health services through targeted approaches that build trust.
Mental Wellness. Seek to normalize discussion around mental illness and treatment. Provide local residents with the opportunity to meet and connect with mental health services providers in their community.
Leveraging the Power of LGBTQ+ Volunteers as Mentors for LGBTQ+ Youth. Responding to their 2021 focus groups with LGBTQ youth, they will strengthen a mentoring infrastructure that will provide youth with the caring and consistent adults in their lives, that they indicated that they needed.
Cultivating Wellness in Montclair. The MCF will cultivate wellness in Montclair by assisting the efforts of Healthy Montclair’s promotoras and expanding the Montclair Community Garden as a resource for increasing access to organic fruits and vegetables and improving physical activity through gardening.
Living Your Truth Empowered Charter Program. Will offer free coaching and programming through community-based locally tailored Charters to breast cancer survivors immediately following treatment.
2023 Community Building Grant Recipients
Tomodachi Bento—Addressing Social Isolation Among Elderly Japanese Americans. Just as a physician treats the mind, body and soul of a patient, Tomodachi Bento, through its Social Isolation and Engagement Plan will seek to engage senior, caregivers and the community similarly though Lunch and Learn, Dining Out and culturally sensitive programs.
Breast Cancer Screening & Diagnostics for Low-Income Women. Provide breast cancer screenings and/or diagnostic tests for vulnerable refugee populations in Ventura County.
Mental Health Café. AASCSC will host mental health café sessions within the API community utilizing an integrative approach of peer/professional co-facilitation.
2023 Health Equity Grant Recipient
NICU Family Support. Addressing the inequities that Black and Indigenous women face when birthing, Mighty Little Giants will partner with the Antelope Valley Hospital to provide a safe space for postpartum support and healing.
For more information, please contact Nancy Clifton-Hawkins at firstname.lastname@example.org.