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2008 Grant Recipients
Health & Well-Being
CONNECTING YOUNG MOMS DOULA VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
The volunteer Doula Program is a free service which provides dependable support to young women before, during and after giving birth. The program seeks to protect the health of young at-risk mothers during pregnancy and delivery, as well as lay foundations for healthy mother-child relationships and provide early intervention for post partum depression through education, role modeling, and caring guidance.
Catholic Charities North
Healthy Living For Young Mothers
This program is designed to increase awareness of the benefits of exercise and good nutrition by teaching a variety of practical ways to incorporate exercise and good nutrition habits into daily life. Healthy Living for Young Mothers creates a supportive environment in which to develop realistic, personalized nutrition and exercise goals, as well as practice concrete activities to help individuals reach these goals. The program is an integral part of the Arts/Science curriculum in their GED program. www.ccab.org/services/education_and_training/
The Family Self-Sufficiency Center, Inc.
Health Literacy: Risk, Recognition and Response
Health Literacy is designed to help non-English speaking mothers identify, recognize and respond to many of the most critical crises to the health and well being of their families. The objective of the program is to provide clients with the basic tools they need to avoid preventable illness and injury and to respond appropriately to emergency situations when they occur. Emphasis is on learning to communicate with health-care providers, to correctly use prescription and non-prescription medications, and the importance of follow-up home care. www.fsscenter.org
Greater Lynn Senior Services
Older Battered Women's Program
Older abused women not only endure the same crippling situations shared by younger victimized women but also face unique challenges posed simply because they are older. Most are without personal resources, have few job skills or prospects and are without means of support. They also fear being ostracized or estranged from their children and/or grandchildren. This nationally recognized program is tailored to assist these women 60 years and older escape and recover from their abusive situations. www.GLSS.net
Health Quarters, Inc.
Cervical Cancer Prevention Program
This subsidized cervical cancer prevention screening and treatment service assists uninsured, under-insured women or those unable to pay for follow-up and treatment after receiving an abnormal Pap smear result. The services include an adult HPV vaccine program for women ages 18-26, increased education about preventing HPV, the need for regular Pap smears and other preventative testing. www.healthquarters.org
My Time is a very comprehensive, well-collaborated program for girls ages 11-14 that addresses the health care issue of youth obesity. My Time provides the life long skills and the personal desire to develop and maintain a healthy body. Equally important, the girls gain confidence and pride in knowing that they have the right to control their bodies, social life and future life goals. www.lynnymca.org
North Shore Health Project
Healing Our Community Collaborative
Women are the most vulnerable population for HIV & HCV infection but have been far less likely to access services and undertake treatment than men. This program, which is open to all women living with or at risk of HIV or HCV infection, is run by women, for women, to raise women’s self-esteem, inform them of relevant health issues and options, and offer connections to other women facing similar issues. www.healthproject.org
YWCA OF Greater Lawrence
Women’s Health Advocacy Project
The health disparities faced by under-served, low- income, non-English speaking minority women are significant. The goal of this program is to reduce the incidence of death from breast and cervical cancer through education, outreach and referrals made to cancer screening and CDC funded services. www.ywcalawrence.org