Lorraine Gordon is affectionately known as “neighborhood watch” by residents of the Oakcrest Community in Beaufort County, NC, particularly the children she watches from her front porch as they play on the playground she helped build. She won’t tolerate bad behavior, but who wants to misbehave on a playground this awesome?
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Now president of Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC), Dr. Michael Helmick first learned about the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust’s Healthy Places North Carolina initiative while serving as president of Rockingham Community College. Rockingham County is among the first of seven counties where the Trust launched Healthy Places and began investing in community-led projects and programs designed to improve health outcomes.
Tightness in his chest brought Carolina Beach resident Larry Ellington, 58, to the doctor’s office. “I don’t like going to the doctor if I can help it,” said Ellington. “But sometimes you have to. You get sick. You need care.”
Kate B. Reynolds longed to help people in her community overcome poverty. Today, the trust she founded helps to make that happen.
We are pleased to announce our grants process for the August 11, 2015 grant application deadline. The Poor and Needy Division’s financial and human resources continue to be committed to improving the quality of life and health of financially disadvantaged individuals in Forsyth County, North Carolina. We encourage grant applications from local organizations, as well as organizations located outside of Forsyth County, that work to serve financially disadvantaged Forsyth County residents.
We are pleased to announce our grants process for the August 11, 2015, grants application deadline. The programmatic interests and eligibility outlined below will also guide our thinking for the February 2016 cycle.
The Trust will fund a collaborative network to improve access to medical, behavioral and social services for low-income individuals in McDowell County. This investment is part of the Trust’s Healthy Places NC initiative, a long-term program aimed at improving the quality of life and health in rural, financially disadvantaged North Carolina counties.
The Trust will fund integrated, school-based behavioral health centers in Halifax, Northampton and Warren counties, as part of its Healthy Places NC initiative. The Trust announced the funding in conjunction with grants to expand children’s access to outdoor spaces for physical activity. Together, the grants are aimed at improving health outcomes for children in and around Halifax County.
The Trust and Southside United Health Center announced expanded primary care services for nearly 4,000 Forsyth County residents today. Thanks to a $302,000 grant from the Trust, Southside will enhance health care services by expanding preventative services and establishing a care coordination team to ensure patients receive the appropriate care, referrals and follow up to improve their health. The model also ensures patients can access transportation, behavioral health and other services that can improve long-term health.
The Trust will fund two projects expanding behavioral health services at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in Edgecombe and Nash Counties, as part of its long-term Healthy Places NC Initiative. Federally Qualified Health Centers, designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provide primary care services to underserved communities. The grants are part of a broader effort to expand access to behavioral health services and better “integrate” care in the greater Twin Counties region.