Community Impact

Our Funded Partners & Projects

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

Supports the No Child Hungry program, a collaborative effort that seeks to establish food distribution sites in pediatric offices. Funding assists with program supplies, operational expenses, and staff salaries, including a part-time coordinator focused on program expansion in High Point. The organization anticipates feeding 1,390 women and children through pediatric offices, securing 1,000 new food donors, and establishing four new food distribution sites within pediatric and/or maternal health clinics.

COVID-19 Relief: Supports funding to purchase food and basic necessities for vulnerable children and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Partners in High Point include 14 schools, the Guilford County Health Department (High Point Clinic) and Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine (2 High Point locations).

COVID-19 Relief: Supports the “8 to Great” youth mentoring program at Johnson Street Global Studies, which matches 8th grade at-risk youth with an adult mentor. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program has adjusted operations such that participants continue to meet with mentors weekly through virtual methods, and the organization anticipates serving 22 mentees at the JSGS location. Funds would be used to support staffing for the program.

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.

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.

Supports an in-school and after-school-based educational series designed for middle school males, high school youth, and Latino/a youth. The effort aims to reach approximately 450 youth and prevent unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, ultimately resulting in higher levels of education, increased gains in employment due to educational levels, and greater family stability with parenthood delayed until adulthood. Funding will support staff, supplies, travel, and other program expenses.

Continued support for the Partnering for Healthy Parenting Program at the Wake Forest Baptist Health Pediatrics at Premier Medical Plaza. The program provides parents with education about child social and emotional development issues and makes referrals to community-based services to allow pediatricians to focus on medical and health issues. Funds support salaries, benefits, travel, and supplies.

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.

Continued assistance with ongoing operational expenses supporting the adoption of a new strategic plan, staffing, and developing and implementing a comprehensive patient education program.

COVID-19 Relief: Enables home repairs to seven homes in High Point, supporting 16 people to shelter in a warm, dry and safe home which is important at any point in time and critical during a pandemic. Most of the homeowners are low-income seniors who are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of COVID-19.

Supports expansion of the Aging Gracefully in Place home program to help with home repairs, accessibility modifications, and durable medical equipment and assistive equipment for High Point homeowners over the age of 65, allowing them to live longer in their homes. The program was developed in partnership with researchers at Johns Hopkins University to increase older adults’ mobility, functionality, and quality of life.

Supports the Well Centered ME program which focuses on providing individual, family, and group counseling; reducing fear and stigma and providing education about healthy behaviors; and teaching youth problem-based and coping skills. Outpatient therapy is provided by a High Point University professor and clinician with the Guilford County Resource and Referral Center. Other program activities include leadership development, mindfulness and meditation classes, art therapy, and structured events for families.

COVID-19 Relief: Supports a range of services provided to residents living in the Washington Street neighborood. The grant provides operating funds to give leadership the needed flexibility to respond to and meet the community needs in real time.

Continued support of the Hospital Diversion and Transitional Services program to help patients discharged from inpatient behavioral health department of High Point Medical Center and provide therapeutic and case management services to clients at Open Door Ministries. It also supports broader system-building efforts to provide services through more coordinated and sustainable methods. Patients will have reduced incidence of hospital readmission due to mental health or substance use issues, will report improvement in overall functioning, and will attend their first after care session.

Supports continued assistance of the organization’s Integrated Care Program, which provides both primary care and behavioral health services. Primary care is provided by a Primary Care Nurse practitioner, Nurse Care Manager, and Case Manager. Participating clients also receive laboratory services, medications, assistance to manage chronic conditions, and more. Patients with chronic health conditions will have improved physical wellbeing and will reduce utilization of the Emergency Room for non-urgent needs.

Funding to establish a Center of Excellence for Integrated Child Psychiatric Treatment to provide behavioral and mental health services to children who are covered by Medicaid or uninsured. The Center offers a range of services including psychiatric evaluation, medication management, child and family therapies, and coordination of care and case management.

COVID-19 Relief: General operations support for continued coordination efforts among food pantries and food suppliers and connecting them to individuals and families in need. Expenses include costs related to the Food Finder App and updated distribution of the Community Resource Guide.

Emergency relief to support food systems capacity building efforts. Funding enables GHPFA to support over 24 local agencies and food pantries to purchase equipment (such as pallet jacks, conveyer systems, and freezers) so that agencies can serve increasing demand despite decreasing numbers of volunteers. GHPFA works with each pantry to understand its unique needs and has leveraged an additional $13,000 from community-based grants.

COVID-19 Relief: Funding enables the organization to offer low-income families access to SNAP/EBT benefits through a mobile market that will come directly to neighborhoods--specifically the Burns Hill, Washington Street, Southside, Macedonia, Oakview, West End, and Pershing Street neighborhoods, in addition to Housing Authority sites. The goal is to serve 5,000 customers in 15 locations six days a week.

Continued funding of the staff salary for a Behavioral Health Clinician who is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with medical specialization to provide integrated behavioral health services at the Transitional Care Clinic and the Community Clinic of High Point. Services include on-site immediate counseling, coordination of care with patients’ primary care providers, and referrals to community resources. The Clinician educates patients on stress management and ineffective patterns of healthcare utilization and provides behavioral health and/or substance use diagnoses.

Continued funding for the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program, an evidence-based home visitation model that supports first-time, low-income mothers and their children. Through NFP, a Registered Nurse works with a pregnant woman to provide support throughout pregnancy and remains in that role until the child reaches 2 years of age. Funds partially support salary and benefits for two Nurses and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

Continued support of the Guilford Family Connects program to fund personnel costs for the full-time Registered Nurse (RN) assigned to High Point. The RN conducts virtual visits with mothers of newborns within the first one to three weeks after birth. The visit includes a comprehensive and visual assessment of mother and baby. In-home visitations will resume as soon as national guidelines confirm that it is safe to do so.

Continued support for the JustTEENS clinic which aims to prevent teen pregnancy through teen-friendly clinical services and community outreach efforts focused on increasing knowledge and use of Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive (LARC) methods among teens. Teens also receive preventative health services, such as nutritional counseling, school physicals, and immunizations. Funding supports a Registered Nurse and administrative expenses.

Supports the implementation of the Guiding Healthy Behaviors program at the Macedonia Head Start childcare facility located in the 27260 zip code in High Point. Funds provide the materials to construct an outdoor learning environment for infants and toddlers participating in the childcare program to have increased access to opportunities for physical activity.

Emergency relief to purchase 100 devices for local youth-serving organizations to use in remote and after-school programs. GEA serves as the fiscal agent for the funds and the purchasing agent for the devices and worked with local agencies to determine need. Participating organizations include: Communities in Schools, Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, D-UP, YWCA, and YMCA.

Provides general operating support to strengthen and increase the capacity of nonprofit organizations serving High Point. The Consortium provides a variety of capacity building activities including trainings and leadership development opportunities. The Consortium is also a strategic partner for the Foundation's Healthy Minds Initiative and provides administrative support for the Nonprofit Internship Program.

Emergency relief funding to support a targeted campaign to promote vaccination support among manufacturing business leaders resulting in increased vaccinations among employees. The High Point Chamber Foundation will serve as the project manager for the effort and coordinate communication among partners, including local businesses and the Health Department. The campaign aims to secure commitments from 50 companies to provide PTO for employees to get vaccinated and to schedule 30 on-site vaccination clinics.

COVID-19 Relief: Funding for operating support for Destiny’s House, which provides outpatient behavioral health services to individuals with severe mental illness. It is the only program for this patient population in the High Point area. This grant provides bridge funding to the organization as it transitions from in-person-only services and implements teleprogramming options for clients.

Supports STARR (Students Talking About Race + Racism), a three-day training for high school students that provides students with a safe space to ask questions about race and racism. The training includes large and small group work, one-on-one sessions, and a tour of the International Civil Rights Museum followed by a facilitated conversation with some of High Point’s civil rights leaders.

COVID-19 Relief: Supports improvements to the physical environment within Open Door Ministries’ men’s shelter that will help to better protect clients and staff from COVID-19, including acrylic shields to place between beds, touchless faucets and soap dispensers in bathrooms, hand sanitizer stations for two key high-traffic areas, and an air purification system that will improve overall air quality in dormitories.

COVID-19 Relief: Support for telehealth equipment to provide homebound elderly with access to remote-based health care using interactive tablets that function without internet access. All recipients are medically fragile adults with various chronic diagnoses and suppressed immune systems. The organization aims to limit face-to-face interactions and reduce preventable emergency room visits and hospitalizations.

Supports the Reach Out and Read program, an evidence-based intervention designed to foster early childhood development and literacy by using books as tools during regular well-child visits in Greater High Point pediatric practices. Funding will increase the number of High Point sites implementing the program from four to six, allowing the organization to reach an additional 2,300 children and families.

Provides operational support to the backbone organization of a county-wide initiative to build a system of care for children ages zero to eight and their families. By the end of 2021, the organization’s goal is to have the prenatal-to-age-three system in place across High Point and Guilford County including evidence-based programs Nurse-Family Partnership, Healthy Steps, and Family Connects.

COVID-19 Relief: Support for PPE and equipment purchases to allow athletes in the Greater High Point area to participate in activities in a new and safe way during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding provides equipment for virtual training, including pedometers, mats, steps, resistance bands, and weights.

Supports a pilot of an 8-week resilience and youth violence prevention program called Project Resilience.Youth participants and their college mentors will attend weekly workshops to develop resiliency and advocacy skills and engage in mentoring activities. Key elements of the program include the development of a citizens advisory committee, youth mentorship, and a youth protovoice and advocacy showcase. Partners in the collaboration include Resilience High Point and Communities in Schools.

Emergency relief to expand the Center for Housing and Community Studies' (CHCS) eviction mediation program to High Point. This program is expected to reduce evictions due to COVID-19-related non-payment, increase tenant voice in mediation and negotiation with landlords, and lead to better housing outcomes. The program is expected to serve approximately 200 High Point residents. Funding supports staff time and program supplies.

Support for the Healthy Homes program which aims to reduce health-related illnesses such as asthma, COPD, and lead poisoning, caused by poor housing conditions. The program assists residents living in substandard housing to navigate and connect to existing resources, such as emergency repair assistance. Funding will support salaries, materials for distribution, and modest housing repairs.

COVID-19 Relief: Support for behavioral health services as part of the Community Care Plan during the COVID-19 pandemic to serve refugees, survivors of human trafficking, and other vulnerable immigrant populations. The program aims to ensure financial stability; access to health and mental health resources; access to legal services; and access to the community. Funding will support licensed therapists skilled to provide culturally competent and trauma-informed behavioral health services.

COVID-19 Relief: Funding supports PPE and program supplies to adapt youth programs as they reopen within COVID-19 local and state safety guidelines. Cleaning supplies, air purifiers, HEPA filters, sanitizing sprayers, and other equipment will also be purchased to effectively clean program spaces during and in between use.

Expands the reach of the Parents as Teachers program, an evidence-based and national model that provides adolescent parents with education about childhood development and equips them with parenting skills to help improve school readiness. Funding helps to bridge a gap in services for young parents who do not meet the requirements for state funding.

Emergency relief funding to support efforts to increase vaccinations among underserved, hesitant communities in the 27260 and 27262 zip codes. Supports staff time, program supplies (such as iPads for Connectors, shirts to identify Connectors and volunteers, and incentives for volunteers). The YWCA will serve as the project manager for the pilot and will facilitate collaboration among project partners, including the Guilford County Health Department, the City of High Point, and funder partners.

COVID-19 Relief: Funding supports program adaptation due to COVID-19 safety concerns and restrictions and increased needs in the community. The YWCA aims to adjust more to a virtual environment and/or host socially distant activities outdoors to reach its members, many of whom are highly vulnerable to economic and health disparities.