Beacon Journal staff report
Trustees of the Austin-Bailey Health and Wellness Foundation recently approved grant requests totaling $180,800 to 14 nonprofit organizations.
The money will support programs that promote the physical and mental health of residents in Stark, Wayne, Tuscarawas and Holmes counties.
Those receiving grants include:
• ABCD, $10,000 for a wheelchair van for transportation of Medicaid patients.
• Boys & Girls Club of Massillon, $15,000 for its Triple Play nutrition/fitness/personal program to combat obesity.
• Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, $9,800 to provide music therapy to each inpatient room.
• Early Childhood Resource Center, $4,000 for educational outreach to combat childhood obesity.
• Homeless Continuum of Care, $7,500 to support hotline to address homelessness in Stark County.
• Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Stark County, $24,000 for behavioral health system assessment.
• New Leaf Center, $15,500 to support specialized medical care for Anabaptist children in the Mount Eaton area.
• Pegasus Farm, $10,000 to provide equine-assisted therapy through its Veterans Salute Program.
• Margaret B. Shipley Child Health Clinic, $15,000 for a pediatric nurse practitioner at Canton center.
• Tuscarawas Clinic for the Working Uninsured, $10,000 for a part-time physician assistant.
• Tuscarawas County Council for Church and Community, $5,000 for junior high education program regarding personal choices in smoking, drugs, alcohol and sexual conduct.
• Tuscarawas County General Health District, $20,000 for dental care.
• Viola Startzman Free Clinic, $25,000 for nurse practitioner at Wooster center.
• Western Stark Free Clinic, $10,000 for operating support at Massillon center.
In addition, Austin-Bailey provided $4,000 scholarships to students at Aultman College, Kent State University’s Stark Campus, Kent State University-Tuscarawas, Malone University, Stark State College, University of Mount Union and Walsh University who are engaged in health-related studies.
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine also received $11,000 for two scholarships from the foundation.
Austin-Bailey foundation awards grants twice a year. The next deadline is June 19.
For more information, go to http://fdnweb.org/ austinbailey/.