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A series of health related grants will be divvied out to local organizations. See who’s on the list

(WYDaily/Courtesy of Williamsburg House of Mercy Facebook page)
(WYDaily/Courtesy of Williamsburg House of Mercy Facebook page)

More grants are coming to the Historic Triangle thanks to the Williamsburg Health Foundation.

The Board of Trustees announced Monday the final approval of a series of grants for 2020, totaling $923,500.

“The grants we are announcing reflect both the ongoing and the evolving needs of our community. Our partners are working hard to address these needs during incredibly challenging times,” Carol L. Sale, WHF President and CEO, said in a news release from the foundation.

Among the ones approved are four behavioral-health services grants.

“We know that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing toxic stress and mental health challenges for so many,” Sale said. “We believe all our partners working in this area, including those who received grants earlier this year, can make a meaningful difference.”

The Center for Child and Family Services will receive $103,000 to provide trauma-informed assessments along with individual and group counseling for adults who are perpetrators of intimate-partner violence and are struggling with substance abuse.

 “Often substance-use disorders and domestic violence are treated separately,” Sale said. “Our partners at the Center understand the critical connection between the two.” 

Programs receiving funding by these grants cover many fields and necessities, including as counseling, trauma, and “healthy eating and active living.”

According to the news release, more than 75 individuals from nonprofits and businesses echo the same mission of “supporting a trauma-aware, resilient and compassionate community.”

Here’s the full list of approved recipients. 

  • The Arc of Greater Williamsburg’s Fitness Program, $30,000
  • Center for Child and Family Services, Inc., The Reboot Program: $103,000
  • The Doorways, Basic Operating Support: $15,000
  • Elk Hill Farm, Inc., School-Based Mental Health Program for York County: $10,000
  • NetworkPeninsula, Nonprofit Management Institute: $22,500
  • New Horizons Family Counseling Center, College of William & Mary, Youth and Family Counseling Program: $95,000
  • Olde Towne Medical & Dental Center, Support for Clinic Operations: $337,500
  • One Child Center for Autism, Kids’ Night: $7,500
  • One Child Center for Autism, One Child Center for Autism Capacity Building: $15,000
  • Peninsula Agency on Aging, Nutritious Noontime Meals: $65,000
  • Peninsula Agency on Aging, PAA Rides Program: $120,000
  • Postpartum Support Virginia, Inc., Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies: $15,000
  • United Way of the Virginia Peninsula Greater Williamsburg Trauma Informed Community Network: $30,000
  • Virginia Peninsula Foodbank Mobile Food Pantry: Fresh Produce Program: $35,000
  • Williamsburg Area Faith in Action, Support for a Development Director: $14,000
  • Williamsburg House of Mercy Inc., Monthly Mobile Food Pantry: $9,000


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