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Woodland Healthcare grants help hundreds in need

By From page A4 | February 14, 2013

Woodland Healthcare, an affiliate hospital of Dignity Health, has awarded $60,000 in grant funding to six nonprofit organizations in Yolo County.

The grants will build capacity in the community to offer much-needed services ranging from primary care to mental illness to chronic disease management, shelter and various social support programs for underserved and vulnerable populations. This year’s recipient organizations reach out to local communities in great need and provide services to multiple generations from infants to the elderly, a news release said.

Grants were awarded to:

* Citizens Who Care, providing in-home respite and friendly visiting program for people over age 60 who require assistance with daily living tasks;

* Northern California Children’s Therapy Center, providing early intervention services, socialization and access to health care and therapy services to uninsured and underinsured children with physical, developmental and mental disabilities.

* Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services, providing crisis intervention, education and prevention services to residents of Yolo County;

* Yolo Community Care Continuum, providing housing support and mental case management services to mentally ill adults to prevent homelessness and psychiatric hospitalization;

* Yolo Family Service Agency, providing counseling for uninsured children and families;

* Fourth & Hope (formerly Yolo Wayfarer Center), providing intermediary housing, case management and parenting/life skills classes to homeless families.

For more information, visit woodlandhealthcare.org.

Enterprise staff

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