2016 Grant Recipients

Program: Second Chance Center Rapid Engagement and Empowerment Project

Agency: Benton-Franklin Community Action Connections

The Second Chance Center provides emergency assistance, crisis housing, food and transportation for homeless families unable to access the UGM or to double-up with friends or family.  Emphases are on self-sufficiency for women and stability for the children.  CAC temporarily houses the families in a safe motel, with food preparation facilities, to get them off the streets.  Case workers will then begin identifying and helping provide the tools each family will need to move towards self-sufficiency.  Staff will also help these families locate and rent more permanent housing.  www.bfcac.org.

Program: Transition to Success

Agency: Elijah Family Homes

Transition to Success (TTS), a three-year program of supportive services designed to lead Elijah Family Homes tenant families from homelessness or near homelessness to a higher level of self-sufficiency.  The three goals of TTS are 1) to leave with higher levels of income and education; 2) for the children of the families to show some measure of growth toward individual determination; and 3) for at least 60% of the tenants to graduate the program after three years.  www.elijahfamilyhomes.org.

Program: B4Stage4

Agency: Grace Clinic

B4Stage4 will offer free mental health services for low-income uninsured women with a special emphasis on Spanish-speaking women.  The key objective is early identification and intervention for mental health conditions.  In addition, B4Stage4 will increase access to mental health services by removing language and financial barriers.  When metal health conditions go untreated, women and their children languish needlessly.  By resolving these issues, women are empowered to become more resilient and to thrive; and their children benefit greatly. www.gracecliniconline.org.

Program: Lunch Buddies

Agency: Ignite Youth Mentoring

Lunch Buddies is a program that involves mentors meeting with a mentee once a week for lunch at the mentees school.  Mentors will be matched with students who need a little extra support because of school and/or life circumstances.  School counselors and administration staff will refer these students to the program.  It’s our goal that regular meetings with a mentor improve students behavior, improve attitudes toward school and improve attendance rates. www.igniteyouthmentoring.com.

Program: Mid-Columbia Women’s Choir and Mid-Columbia Boys’ Choir

Agency: Mid-Columbia Mastersingers

Mid-Columbia Women’s Choir gives women more opportunities to sing in a community environment to enhance social interactions and a give a sense of well-being and support.  The Mid-Columbia Boys’ Choir will focus on giving scholarships to those in need which has a positive effect on community engagement and involvement, student achievement and cognitive abilities.  Students in low income areas with exposure to the arts are much more likely to graduate from high school and pursue college education.  Studies show that singing in a community group fosters relationships, empathy, understanding and health benefits.  www.midcolumbiamastersingers.org.

Program: Specialized Human Trafficking Advocate

Agency: Mirror Ministries

Human trafficking is a shocking reality, both locally and globally.  Mirror Ministries reaches out to victims and survivors of sex trafficking in the Tri-Cities. Our advocate in responsible for building trusting relationships with local agencies and individuals they serve who are impacted by human trafficking in order to best advocate for our local victims.  The advocate serves as a conduit of information and resources for Human Trafficking prevention, identification and restoration for victims and their families.  http://www.tc-cat.org/.

Program: Royal Family KIDS Camp, Pasco Mentoring Program

Agency: Royal Family Kids Camp, Club, Mentors, Pasco WA

Royal Family KIDS, Pasco seeks to change the lives of children in our local foster care system, ages 6-11 years through a week-long resident Camp and Mentoring through the school year.  We work to create life-changing moments for children of abuse that can change their outlook on life forever.  Royal Family KIDS, Pasco has the goal of Treating People Royally – especially campers, Keep Moving Forward – to grow and improve, and Make Moments Matter – creating a secure, successful environment. www.pasco.royalfamilykids.org.

2015 Grant Recipients

Children’s Summer Day Program: Lourdes Foundation/Lourdes Counseling Center
Domestic Violence Housing First: Domestic Violence Services of Benton-Franklin Counties
Food for Hungry Schoolchildren: Second Harvest Inland Northwest
Mid-Columbia Youth Symphony: Mid-Columbia Symphony
Pathways to Literacy and Community Engagement: Washington State University Foundation
REACH: Creating Access to the Underserved: REACH Foundation
SMART Girls: Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties
Step-Up: Safe Harbor Support Center Partnered with Domestic Violence Services of Benton-Franklin Counties and Benton Franklin Juvenile Justice
Specialized Human Trafficking Advocate: Mirror Ministries
Transition to Success: Elijah Family Homes

2014 Grant Recipients

After School Matters/Community Liaison Component: Tri-Cities Community Connections
Development of Varied Experiences: The ARC of Tri-Cities
Education of Wheels: REACH Foundation
First-Generation Scholarships: Washington State University, Tri-Cities
Food for Hungry Schoolchildren: Second Harvest Inland Northwest
Girls on the Run: Girls on the Run Southeast WA
“Mission: Ignition: Recruiting and Training Campaign: Ignite Youth Mentoring
Pathways to Literacy and Community Engagement (PTL): Washington State University Foundation
Royal Family KIDS Camp, Club Mentors: Royal Family KIDS, Pasco
Spectrum on Stage: Academy of Children’s Theatre
Tri-Cities Diaper Bank: Adventist Community Services

2013 Grant Recipients

After School Matters: Tri-Cities Community Connections
Be a Friend First (BFF): Anti-bullying/relational aggression program – Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho
CARE (Complete Autism Response & Evaluation) Team: Carson Kolzig Foundation
First Generation Scholarships: Washington State University, Tri-Cities
Homegrown Help Produce Distribution: Second Harvest
Tri-Cities Diaper Bank: Adventist Community Services

2012 Grant Recipients

At-Risk Youth Chaplain: The Chaplaincy
Education on Wheels: Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science & Technology (CREHST)
The Children’s Program: Domestic Violence Services of Benton and Franklin Counties
Safe Families for Children (SFFC): Olive Crest
Royal Family Kids Camp (RFKC), Pasco/Royal Family KIDS, Club & Mentor Program: Royal Family Kids Camp
The Counseling Program: Support, Advocacy & Resource Center (SARC)
First Generation Scholarships: Washington State University, Tri-Cities

2011 Grant Recipients

Grace Clinic Fund for Dental Hygiene, Therapy for Grace Clinic Patients: Columbia Basin College/CBC Foundation
“Money Matters”: Financial Literacy – Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho
Women Build 2012: Habitat for Humanity Tri-Cities
“Pass the Torch”: Ignite Youth Mentoring
BodyWorks: Lourdes Health Network
Tri-Cities Diaper Bank: Adventist Community Services
First Generation Scholarships: WSU Tri-Cities/WSU Foundation

2010 Grant Recipients

Cork’s Place: The Tri-Cities Chaplaincy
Hope Home / Bonding Right from the Start & TEAM HOPE Groups: Catholic Family and Child Service
Royal Family Kids’ Camp, Pasco: Royal Family Kids’ Camp
Tri-Cities Kids Café: Second Harvest Tri-Cities
Women Success Program: WSU Tri-Cities/WSU Foundation

2009 Grant Recipients

Beads Behind Bars: Allied Arts Association
Girls on the Run: YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities
Guardianship Monitoring Program: Family Court Services Division Benton/Franklin Superior Court
Hospice Guide to Caregiving: The Chaplaincy
Kids Café: Second Harvest Tri-Cities
Loving Homes for Abused Children Program: Olive Crest
(Mentoring Girls in Construction) MAGIC Camp: National Association of Women in Construction
Taming the Dragons: Safe Harbor Crisis Nursery
Women in History and Science: Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science & Technology (CREHST)
Women Success Program: Washington State University, Tri-Cities/WSU Foundation

2008 Grant Recipients

Family Enrichment: Elijah Family Homes
Pathway to Success: Columbia Industries
Royal Family Kids’ Camp: Royal Family Kids’ Camp
Teen Council: Planned Parenthood of Central Washington
Educational and Character Building Services to Refugees, Migrant Workers, and the Poor in Tri-Cities: Skills Development Mission

2007 Grant Recipients

Partners N Pals Jr. Pilot Program Summer Camp: Arc of Tri-Cities
Spanish Literacy Project (Phase 2): Washington State University Extension
Body and Mind: Salvation Army
Growing Up: Safe, Healthy, and Happy: Vista Youth Center
Increase Direct Medical Service to Uninsured: Grace Clinic
Children’s Summer Day Treatment Program: Lourdes Counseling Center

2006 Grant Recipients

Teen Dating Violence: Love Doesn’t Have to Hurt: Planned Parenthood of Central Washington
Don’t Quit Workshop: Columbia Basin College Resource Center
Project Backpack: Second Harvest Food Bank
Spanish Literacy Project: Washington State University Extension
Domestic Violence Awareness Project: Domestic Violence Services of Benton & Franklin Counties

2005 Grant Recipients

Project Backpack: Second Harvest Food Bank
Cork’s Place: Tri-Cities Chaplaincy
Girls Are Great: Mid-Columbia Girl Scouts
Choices: Benton-Franklin Community Action Committee
Autism Intervention: Children’s Developmental Center
Don’t Quit Workshop: Columbia Basin College Resource Center

2004 Grant Recipients

The “What’s Life Worth…?” and “Drop Dead Gorgeous” Program: Benton Franklin Substance Abuse Council
The Pregnant and Parenting Outreach Support Program: Hope Home
The Supervised Visitation and Exchange Services Program: Mid-Columbia Coalition for Children
Cork’s Place: Tri-Cities Chaplaincy

2003 Grant Recipients

Skills, Mastery and Resistance Training (SMART) Girls!: Boys and Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties
Children’s Day Program: Lourdes Counseling Center
Youth Employment Support Services (YESS): Columbia Industries
Amigas Unidas Community Organizing and Outreach: Consejo
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training: Contact

2002 Grant Recipients

Women Helping Women Build One House: Tri-County Partners – Habitat for Humanity
Crisis Program: Sexual Assault Response Center
Project Hand-Up: Second Harvest Food Bank
All Newborns Given Legal Seats: A.N.G.L.S. Network

2001 Grant Recipients

Non-Traditional and Weekend Hours Child Care: Benton-Franklin Community Action Committee
Mentoring to Overcome Barriers to Success: Safe Harbor Crisis Nursery

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