CareSource Foundation Provides Funding for 26 Organizations in Ohio

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The CareSource Foundation recently awarded its second round of quarterly grants for 2014. The Foundation provides grants to organizations in health and human services domains with a focus on children’s health, issues of senior adults, community health, special needs populations and strategies to address the medically uninsured throughout the state of Ohio.

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Dayton-based Foundation awards grants totaling $214,100

The CareSource Foundation was created to fund nonprofits that share the Foundation’s mission of advancing the health and well-being of underserved people in the communities they serve by providing innovative solutions and funding to address health care needs. These grants have been selected through a rigorous review process that evaluates innovation, impact and sustainability.

CareSource 2nd Quarter Foundation Grants Highlights:

•House of Bread is located in West Dayton, Ohio and was founded in 1983 to alleviate hunger among neighborhood residents. House of Bread operates year-round, serving meals and providing social service support to an average of 230 people each day. The CareSource grant of $10,000 will provide support to help cover staff, food costs and emergency services.

•National Church Residences Foundation, located in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit developer and manager of affordable housing for seniors and other vulnerable populations. The organization established 23,000 housing units at 330 properties in 28 states including senior and family housing, inter-generational programs, continuing care retirement communities, assisted living and skilled nursing, adult day services, supportive housing for the homeless (with a special focus on veterans), home health care and hospice, and an array of resident services. The CareSource grant of $20,000 will provide operating support for the inter-generational Care Center at Poindexter Village scheduled to open in late summer/early fall of 2014.

•Health Care Access Now is a community-based coordination agency in
Cincinnati, Ohio designed to improve the health outcomes of vulnerable populations in Southwest Ohio. The CareSource grant of $15,000 will enhance services for 100 uninsured patients who are registered for disease management services.

Funding by City
Dayton, Ohio Area – Troy and Springfield $60,000
Widows Home of Dayton
Daybreak
House of Bread
South Community, Inc.
Project READ
Health Partners Free Clinic - Troy
Clark County Literacy Coalition (CCLC) - Springfield

Cincinnati - $51,000
Healthy Beginnings
Changing Gears, Inc.
Stepping Stones, Inc.
Health Care Access Now
Highland County Homeless Shelter
Highland County Community Action Organization

Cleveland, Ohio Area - $56,100 including – Lakewood, Elyria & Akron
Fairhill Partners
St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center
Helping All Students to Independence (H.A.S.I.)
Achievement Centers for Children
North Coast Health Ministry
Family Promise of Lorain County
ACCESS, Inc. - Akron, Ohio

Columbus, Ohio - $35,000
National Church Residences Foundation
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio
Maryhaven Inc.

Toledo / Wauseon, Ohio - $12,000
Nuestra Gente Community Projects
Fulton County Health Center (FCHC) - Wauseon, Ohio

Listing of CareSource Foundation grant recipients and their service:

National Church Residences Foundation - the nation's largest nonprofit developer and manager of affordable housing for seniors and other vulnerable populations

Daybreak - the Dayton region’s only youth shelter for homeless, runaway, at-risk youth ages 10-21. Daybreak serves youth and young adults in crisis through four core programs

Health Care Access Now - improving the health outcomes of vulnerable populations in Southwest Ohio while simultaneously reducing the economic toll on the population served

Health Partners Free Clinic - is the only charitable clinic serving the uninsured and under-insured residents of Miami County with medical services provided by health care professionals at no cost

House of Bread - located in inner-West Dayton was founded in 1983 to alleviate hunger among neighborhood residents

North Coast Health Ministry is a free clinic that provides and optimizes access to health care for the low-income uninsured, the under-insured and individuals covered by Medicaid, Medicare and other programs

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio - launched an ambitious initiative to increase access to high-quality pediatric healthcare

Highland County Community Action Organization - provides three reproductive health and wellness clinics in two rural counties to the many unemployed, uninsured, and low income residents of the region

Maryhaven Inc. - Central Ohio's oldest and most comprehensive addictive illness and behavioral healthcare facility serves over 200 individuals each month

Widows Home of Dayton - a nonprofit skilled nursing long term care and rehab organization carrying forward the benevolence of its founders from 1872

Fairhill Partners - helping hundreds of older adults find permanent housing while they stay at the Senior Guest House (SGH)

Nuestra Gente Community Projects - established in 2008 to address the needs of a growing population of Hispanics in the region

Stepping Stones, Inc. - founded in 1963 as Greater Cincinnati’s first day camp for children with disabilities working with over 1,000 children and their families annually

Highland County Homeless Shelter – located in rural southwestern Ohio, has served over 1,400 households since opening in 2004

South Community, Inc. - serving children, youth, families and adults who have mental health needs since 1974

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center - provides quality health care to the Greater Cleveland community
Fulton County Health Center (FCHC) - serving adults in an acute mental health crisis, with or without insurance

Changing Gears, Inc. - restores donated vehicles and sells them at 50% of the fair market value with a no-interest loan to people who are working their way out of poverty

ACCESS, Inc. - an emergency shelter for women and children in Summit County that sheltered 501 individuals in 2013

Achievement Centers for Children - works with families/children with disabilities to strengthen physical skills and create opportunities for lifelong achievement

Family Promise of Lorain County - founded in response to the growing need to provide shelter, meals and comprehensive support to families without homes

Project READ - Adult Basic Skills program provides basic literacy and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center - the oldest community, non-profit hearing, speech, and deafness organization in the country and is a premier agency in the northeast Ohio area for providing services and programs to those with communication challenges and disorders

Helping All Students to Independence (H.A.S.I.) - addressing the obstacles many Cuyahoga County students faced in their attempt to complete educational training programs        

Healthy Beginnings - formed in 1993 as one clinic, the first pre-natal medical service of its kind developed in conjunction with a crisis pregnancy center

Clark County Literacy Coalition (CCLC) - provides basic literacy and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) literacy to adults who struggle with their basic reading skills

About CareSource
CareSource, a nonprofit health plan is celebrating 25 years as one of the nation’s largest Managed Medicaid Plans. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio CareSource serves more than 1 million consumers in Ohio and Kentucky. CareSource is living its mission to provide health care to those who need it most. CareSource understands the challenges consumers face navigating the health system and works to put health care in reach for those it serves.

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