The Foundation for a Healthy High Point is proud to support these transformative organizations and their efforts to create a healthier community.

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A Simple Gesture

RePurpose Program

A Simple Gesture plans to expand its RePurpose perishable food recovery program to Greater High Point. Funding will assist with staff salaries, costs associated with an educational series, educational/ promotional materials for developing new relationships with businesses/families, and program supplies.

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A Special Blend

Capacity Building to Open High Point Location

A Special Blend is a social enterprise nonprofit and coffee shop that provides job training and employment to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Funding focuses on capacity building for the initiative to open a storefront location in High Point. Funds will be used to train new staff and support the upfront costs of new equipment.

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Backpack Beginnings

Capacity-Building Expansion Effort

Funding supports a capacity-building expansion effort that will allow the organization to move into a larger space, hire two new staff positions—a Warehouse Assistant and Guest Services Coordinator, and purchase equipment such as a walk-in refrigerator/freezer, racking, and carts. Their goals are to serve more clients and provide wrap-around support services that help move families beyond their immediate food insecurity needs.

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Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater High Point

Health Promotion Program Start-Up

Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater High Point aims to serve 250 youth across five locations through its afterschool and summer programming. Funding supports the start-up for the “Take Charge of Your Health” health promotion program, which focuses on healthy eating, active living, and abstaining from risky behaviors. It will expand the organization’s capacity and support a part-time project coordinator, staff salaries, and program equipment/supplies.

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Caring Services, Inc.

MotherCare Program

Funding supports critical start-up costs for the organization’s MotherCare program, which will provide substance use recovery and treatment services to young mothers. Funding helps with marketing materials, program supplies, and essential items to care for children, such as portable cribs and booster seats. They anticipate serving 27 families during the grant year while increasing self-esteem and satisfaction of life for 70% of mothers and increasing independence and integration into the community of 70% of families.

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Caring Services, Inc.

Opioid Crisis Intervention Services

Funds will help establish a physical office location in High Point for two crisis intervention services provided by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). UNCG’s social work field program and Guilford County Solution to the Opioid Problem (GCSTOP) work in collaboration with Guilford County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to provide social services (such as crisis counseling and referrals to mental health providers) to individuals referred by EMS. The organizations anticipate serving 267 clients during the grant year.

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Caring Services, Inc.

Substance Use and Behavioral Health Services

Funding supports capacity building for substance use and behavioral health services by funding a part-time prescriber to provide medication management services. The organization will build a business case for ongoing support of these services after the initial two-year start-up. Funding also supports a development consultant in creating a capital campaign plan that includes fundraising goals and target dates for program expansion.

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Children & Families First

Nurse-Family Partnership Program

Funding supports the organization’s Nurse-Family Partnership program that provides home visitation services for first-time, low-income mothers in High Point. The program aims to improve pregnancy outcomes, child health and development, and parental life courses by helping parents plan future pregnancies, complete their education, and find work. Funding supports the salary and benefits of one Registered Nurse and a Licensed Professional Counselor.

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Communities in Schools of High Point

Peer Crisis Mentoring Program

Funding supports a peer crisis mentoring program that teaches participants skills for self-regulation and how to manage stress due to personal or community-level trauma, such as violence, poverty, and racism. The organization will deploy certified instructors, a licensed psychologist, and a case manager to train 40 youth mentors and 40 mentees across two middle schools and two high schools using the Community Resilience Model and will expand the reach to include parents and caretakers.

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Community Clinic of High Point

Operational & Capacity-Building Expenses

Funding provides continued assistance with ongoing operational expenses and capacity building for marketing and business development.

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