2016 Funded Partners

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Access Esperanza Clinics Inc.

$100,000

The Access to Hope project will provide family planning and preventive health care services at Access Esperanza Clinics Inc. for low-income men and women in Hidalgo, Cameron, and Starr Counties.

http://www.accessclinics.org/

Aurora House Foundation

$50,000

Aurora House Palliative Care Expansion. Aurora House provides comfort and care for terminally ill patients and their loved ones. To effectively help, our newly expanded infrastructure and capacity require increased staffing and other expenses.

www.aurorahouse.org

Blue Sunday Child Abuse Prevention Initiative

$31,500

2016-2017 Relief Campaign - Our goals for the campaign are to expand our existing efforts and launch new relief services to meet the needs of abused children living in the Rio Grande Valley.

www.bluesunday.org

Buckner Children and Family Services, Inc.

$25,000

Buckner Children and Family Services/Family Hope Center in Peñitas making a healthier life possible in the colonias.

www.buckner.org

Cameron County Mental Health Task Force

$47,222

CCMHTF's End the Stigma Campaign - The Cameron County Mental Health Task Force wants to spread understanding and fight the inaccuracies and hurtful representations of mental illness in the Rio Grande Valley.

www.cameroncountymentalhealth.org

Center for BrainHealth

$45,000

High Performance Brain Training for Local Warriors - There are thousands of veterans in the Rio Grande Valley struggling with the invisible wounds of war. We can help these brave warriors with our evidence-based brain training.

www.brainhealth.utdallas.edu

Child Abuse Education Program of South Texas

$20,000

13th Annual Forensic Science Conference - The principle activity is organizing and managing an annual conference on child abuse and domestic violence.

www.brainhealth.utdallas.edu

Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas

$215,000

Children's Bereavement Center of the Rio Grande Valley will foster healing for grieving youth, their families and the community through peer support programs, counseling, training, education, and outreach.

www.cbcst.org

City of Harlingen

$425,000

Lon C. Hill Park All Inclusive Playground Facility-All Inclusive playground system for all special needs, designed so that all children, regardless of their level of gross motor ability or developmental level, can access most, if not all, of the levels of play equipment. An inclusive play environment is one that is not only accessible, but encourages and enables children of ALL abilities to engage with one another.

http://www.myharlingen.us/default.aspx?name=parks.rec.events

City of Port Isabel

$500,000

Arturo Galvan Coastal Park will provide safe and healthy outdoor recreational activites and opportunities, and protect coastal water quality for continued enjoyment.

http://portisabel-texas.com/cityhall/

City of San Benito

$494,755

South Park- Phase I: The City is requesting a partnership grant from Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation to build Phase I of a Community Park, located south of Expressway 83. Currently, there are no recreational facilities in this underserved area.

www.cityofsanbenito.com

Comfort House

$125,000

Comfort House Services Building for Now and Future. A plan designed to meet the existing and future needs for an aging end of life care facility. These improvements will facilitate continued high quality 24 hour personal care for the terminally ill.

Community Hope projects Inc

$100,000

Community Hope Projects dba Hope Family Health Center provides medical and mental health services to the uninsured in the Rio Grande Valley.

www.hopefamilyhealthcenter.org

Dentists Who Care

$350,000

Dentists Who Care Outreach Program - expand the scope of our current Program and staff a Full Time Mobile Dental Unit with a Lead Dentist, Coordinator, and Dental Assistant. These personnel will deliver dental care free of charge to indigent adult and child patients throughout the Rio Grande Valley .

www.dentistswhocare.us

Girls on the Run RGV

$42,773

Spring 2016/Fall 2016 GOTR Seasons. Girls on the Run RGV is a positive after school youth development program that inspires 3rd-5th grade girls to increase physical activity and build lifelong health and fitness awareness.

www.girlsontherunrgv.org

Good Neighbor Settlement House

$40,000

Homeless service - This project will integrate current services under a case management framework to improve outcomes for participants at Good Neighbor Settlement House (GNSH)ss.

http://www.goodneighborsettlementhouseinc.org/

Good Samaritan Community Services

$50,000

Youth Development Services (YDS) - Pharr programs assist economically disadvantaged rising 1st – 8th grade students in acquiring the life and academic skills necessary for personal success.

www.goodsamtx.org

Harlingen Wellness Coalition, Inc.

$350,000

The Harlingen Wellness Coalition will kick-start the Healthy Harlingen Initiative of the Mayor's Wellness Council by encouraging a comprehensive approach to becoming a healthier city by creating opportunities where active living and good nutrition are given a priority in urban planning. This initiative focuses on public health by creating a sustainable community that promotes physical activity and active living.

Harvey Drive Church of Christ

$27,000

Bread of Life Food Pantry works to fight hunger. We feed over 200 families a month, helping to bridge the gap of hunger.

www.harveydrivechurchofchrist.com

Heroes on the Water - Rio Grande Valley Chapter

$18,615

Heroes on the Water’s mission is to help wounded warriors, veterans and active duty military personnel, relax, rehabilitate, and reintegrate through kayak fishing and the outdoors.

www.heroesonthewater.org

IT'S TIME TEXAS

$500,000

The IT’S TIME Rio Grande Valley (ITRGV) project will provide evidence-based resources – including digital platforms, direct services, and outreach campaigns – to educate and motivate people to take actions that will result in a healthier community.

www.itstimetexas.org

La Posada Providencia

$7,500

Client Food and Medical/Dental Assistance Project. This project is designed to maintain client's overall health and wellness.

http://lppshelter.org/

La Union del Pueblo Entero

$50,000

Health on Wheels - Cameron County is a multidimensional approach to engaging low-income, colonia families in the effort to reduce the impact of healthcare issues in their lives.

www.lupenet.org

Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

$300,000

Mental Health Systems Performance Assessment of four Rio Grande Valley Counties: Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, & Willacy. The project provides independent analysis of local mental health system performance to identify specific strategies for improvement.

www.texasstateofmind.org

MEND Foundation

$392,270

Healthy Harlingen Children: Addressing Childhood Obesity. Implementing high quality secondary prevention programs for Harlingen Children, focusing on the behaviors that cause obesity and lead to comorbidities such as diabetes.

www.mendfoundation.org

MHP Salud

$499,858

"Un paso a la vez" (One Step at a Time) is a Community Health Worker program that will help low-income, Hispanic older adults in Cameron County maintain independence and dignity and remain in their homes with appropriate support.

www.mhpsalud.org

Proyecto Juan Diego, Inc.

$140,000

Unidos Contra Diabetes (UCD) is a Collective Impact initiative dedicated to preventing diabetes in the Rio Grande Valley by integrating both primary and behavioral health in our efforts.

www.facebook.com/UnidosContraLaDiabetes

Rio Grande Council Boy Scouts of America

$6,500

Scouting is for Everyone is a program that will train Troop Leaders to effectively communicate with young men and women who have Austism Spectrum Disorder or other learning disabilities.

www.riograndecouncil.org

San Antonio Clubhouse, Inc

$50,000

Tropical Texas Clubhouse Conversion Project. Through this project, the SA Clubhouse will assist Tropical Texas in the conversion of three drop-in centers to clubhouses based on the clubhouse mental health recovery model.

www.SAClubhouse.org

Serving Children and Adults in Need, Inc.

$50,000

Underage Drinking Prevention Alliance. This project will prevent and reduce alcohol use among youth (12-17) and young adults (18-20) in Starr and Hidalgo Counties by implementing a variety of evidence-based practices.

www.scan-inc.org

South Texas Juvenile Diabetes Association

$19,200

South Texas Juvenile Diabetes Association Capacity Building Framework - STJDA will develop long term organizational and board capacity to increase sustainable levels of services to families with Juvenile Diabetes in the RGV.

www.stjda.org

Su Casa De Esperanza

$72,929

Healthy Start for RGV Colonia Families: Su Casa de Esperanza provides prenatal, infant stimulation, toddler, and parenting education to colonia mothers and their children to increase healthy births and toddlers prepared for Head Start or preschool.

www.sucasadeesperanza.org

TEAM MARIO

$41,920

Project P.L.A.Y. – will assist children, families, caregivers and therapists in the increased use of Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy for children with ASD, with an emphasis in the Lower RGV.

www.teammario.org

Texas Children's Hospital/The Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children's Cancer and Hematology Clinic

$100,000

The Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children's Cancer and Hematology Clinic is the Rio Grande Valley's only fully comprehensive pediatric oncology and hematology clinic. We have treated over 8,000 children and not one has been turned away for inability to pay.

www.vanniecookchildrensclinic.org

The Enrique San Pedro Ozanam Center, Inc.

$74,750

The Bishop Enrique San Pedro Ozanam Center, Inc., provides Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, Food Pantry, Social and Transportation services to the homeless in Brownsville and Southern County.

www.ozanambrownsvillecenter.org

The Miracle Kids of South Texas Inc

$50,000

Miracle Kids of South Texas (MK) is a non-profit organization that hosts events: recreational, physical, and social interaction for children with special needs/disabilities. It brings families together for a sense of community and organized play.

miraclekidsstx.org

The Salvation Army-Harlingen

$20,000

One of the key areas that often goes neglected for low-income and at-risk individuals are their required prescriptions for ongoing and special need health issues. Our Prescription Assistance Project is designed to provide access to care for individuals to secure these physician prescribed medications.

The University of Texas System

$3,000,000

Beyond Clinic Walls: Enhancing Project DOC - This project seeks to expand on Project Diabetes & Obesity Control (DOC) by extending data connectivity to primary care settings and developing patient solutions tailored to the lower RGV community.

www.utsystem.edu/projectdoc

Tropical Texas Behavioral Health

$500,000

“Enhanced Mental Health Officer Services” will expand the impact of the existing team of trained and certified Mental Health Officers decreasing preventable admissions and readmissions to the criminal justice system across all counties of the RGV.

www.ttbh.org

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

$6,000,000

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY. The UTRGV PhD in Clinical Psychology will meet mental health and higher education needs which are typically underserved in the Rio Grande Valley.

www.utrgv.edu

Valley Haven, Inc.

$350,000

Valley Haven Completion Project. This project is necessary to complete the construction of a 32 bed facility that will provide an Emergency Shelter for children that have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment.

www.valleyhaveninc.org

Valley Nature Center

$18,400

The Valley Nature Center, Camp HOPE, consists of two camps for special needs children. Both camps will be held at the new VNC facility and will have a dual focus, environmental education and health education.

www.valleynaturecenter.org

Valley Zoological Society, dba Gladys Porter Zoo

$9,708

Project Heartbeat will equip Gladys Porter Zoo with four Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), as well as training materials, equipment and Red Cross certification in AED/CPR/First Aid for 100 employees.

www.gpz.org

Willacy County EMS Inc.

$245,000

Upgrade of EKG Heart Monitors from LP-12 to Lifepak - 15, This will give better acces to care to our patients by providing state of the art technology to our patients.