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2018-2019 Health Mini-grants Announced

January 11, 2019

LEOMINSTER -- The Community Health Network for North Central Massachusetts has awarded mini-grants totaling $20,000 to 13 North Central Mass community organizations including several in this area.

Mini-grant award amounts range from $500-$2,000 and award recipients include Fitchburg’s Community Health Connections that will use its grant to offer transportation to patients, in hopes of reducing missed appointments and delayed healthcare.

The YWCA of Central Mass will provide North Central domestic violence survivors with bus passes, cab/ride sharing fares, and gas cards so that survivors can access crucial services that help them progress from a state of crisis to stability.

Other projects aim to improve the social and emotional wellness of residents. Fitchburg’s Be PAWSitive Therapy Pets and Community Education will expand operations and train new pet therapy teams.

Leominster’s Growing Places, Inc. will use grant funds to support the Winchendon Community Garden Project, developing a customized garden plan for Winchendon.

The Spanish American Center will expand its community meals program, which works to reduce hunger and social isolation for low income members of the Leominster community.

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