Over the course of the last year, Indiana Together We Will is proud to say that dozens of innovative projects have been funded and launched across the state in an effort to support underserved communities. This page provides an overview of all of the organizations that have been funded, a description of their program and the amount that they were awarded. While we have funded out most of the original $5,000,000- we are happy to announce that we will be continuing to accept new applications as Together We Will has been extended for an additional year and received an additional $2,000,000 in funding. Thank you for your support and we look forward to growing the number of communities being served across Indiana.

Below to the left are all the funded projects by priority health area, if you click on the title it will take you to the full project details. Below to the right is a map of all of the funded projects to better understand what types of projects have been funded in what areas of the state.

FUNDED PROJECTS BY PRIMARY HEALTH AREAS

Please click the health areas titles below to see the projects that have been funded in each category, or mouse over the icons on the map to see each county’s projects.

STEM and Sound to Support a Healthier Environment – ROCK Community Center for Youth & Children

Rise NWI – Legacy Foundation

Northern Indiana Hispanic Health Coalition Vaccination Initiative: Decreasing Barriers, Increasing Acceptance Northern Indiana Hispanic Coalition

Juntos Mejor – Builidng a Stonger, Healthier, Latino CommunityLa Casa de Amistad

Evansville Vehicles for VaccinesCarver Community Organization

Let’s Decrease COVID-19 by Increasing COVID Awareness in Clinton County – Open Door Health Clinic, Inc.

Community Advocates of Northern Indiana – Operation Engagement, Education – (OEE) Addressing Covid-19 Hesitancy in BIPOC Communities in Lake County

HE (Barbershop Health Series)Holistic Evolution, Inc.

Eskenazi Health Center of Hope Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County-Eskenazi Health

Strengthening the Impact of Forensic Nurses in West Central Indiana – IU Health, Inc.

Expansion of Domestic Violence Services – Children’s Bureau, Inc.
(DBA Firefly Children & Family Alliance)

Domestic Violence Network of Greater Indianapolis – Healthy Relationships and Teen Dating Violence Prevention

New Direction S.A.V.E.S.The Next PHASE Program (Preparing Highly Accomplished Students for Excellence)

Faith Farms & Orchard Families Anchored in Total Harmony, Inc.

Case Management Services for Identity Re-Establishment and Assistance Program EnrollmentSt. Martin DePorres Center, Inc.

Rush Memorial Hospital Rural Health Clinic Mobile Unit and Community Outreach ProjectRush Memorial Hospital

Acute Curiosity: A Mail Based HIV Home Testing InitiativeShipHappens, Inc.

Recursos de Salud Para Mí. (Health Resources for Me) Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County

Community Health Worker Franciscan Health Foundation

Beachway Bash – Lakeview Church

Life Cycle – Elkhart CountySaving Grace Advocacy, Inc.

Addressing Social Determinants Of Health Raphael Health Center Raphael Health Center,Inc.

Promotora de Salud in Jackson CountySu Casa Columbus, Inc.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker for Behavioral Health in Perry CountyPerry County Memorial Hospital

Improving Access and Acceptance of Vaccination Among Indiana’s Diverse Populations Indiana Immunization Coalition

Montgomery County Stakeholder Community Access Initiative Program – Gateway Apostolic Church (DBA Hope Chapel UPCI)

Paul’s Plan Ministries, Inc. – PPM Re-Imagining Re-Entry Project (Expansion of Recovery Support Services)

Saint Joseph Health System – Access to Healthcare in Marshall County

Jackson County United Way– Covering Kids and Families of Jackson County United Way

Purdue Cooperative Extension Service – Daviess County – Making Our World Smaller through Certified Interpreters and Translators

HealthVisions Midwest (DBA Health Visions Midwest of Fort Wayne) – The Wellness Initiative

EMBRACEHealth & Hospital Corporation of Marion County (DBA Eskenazi Health)

Partnership for Children-Supporting Access and Mental HealthOaklawn Psychiatric Center

Growing Resilience in Trying Times (G.R.I.T.T) ProgramIndiana Community Health Workers Association

Terapias – Community Downtown

Cure of SoulsCommunity Advocates of Northern Indiana

Multicultural Family Justice Services Amani Family Services

Open Door Adolescent Health Center (ODAHC)Open Door Community Alliance, Inc.

Youth Health SummitDJ Center for Youth, Inc.

Together We Support Emotional Wellness in Teens – Health & Hospital Corporation – Marion County Public Health Department

BGCWC Well-Being Initiative – Boys & Girls Club of Wayne County

Counseling and Internship Program – Peace Restored, Inc.

CAV (Creative Arts for Veterans) Book – Center for Rural Engagement

ReImagine Connection in 2023 – White County United Way, Inc.

Youth First School-Based Social Work Program in Washington Community Schools – Youth First, Inc.

Expanding Access to Mental Health Prevention & Support for Youth in South-Central Indiana – Indiana University Health, Inc.

Suicide Prevention: Burmese and African American Communities – Franciscan Foundation, Inc.

Breaking Down Barriers: Promoting Health Equity through Access to Accurate Information – Franklin County Community Foundation

“The Strong in You” Campaign: Community Mental Health Stories and Anti-Stigma Campaign – The Bachelors of Arts

RecPlex – Oak Park Church

Community Coordinator and Mental Health Services Expansion Project – Talitha Koum Women’s Recovery House, Ltd.

Community Navigation Program – Cancer Support Community Indiana

Social and Emotional Wellness – Boys and Girls Club of Greater Northwestern Indiana

“Equilibrado” (Spanish for “Balanced”) – La Case de Amistad

Helping Patients Address Unresolved Trauma – WindRose Health Network

Youth First School-Based Social Work Program in Orange County Schools – Youth First, Inc.

Café en el Parque – Southwest Dubois School Corporation

The Move Forward: A New HopeNew Hope Services, Inc.

Healthy Tomorrows: Creating Equity in Maternal Education aNd Transportation (CEMENT) – Parkview Hospital

Integrated Community Based Care – Indiana University Health Bloomington, Inc.

Circles of Allen County Addressing the Highest Poverty Rate in the State of Indiana Through Intentional Relationships Across Economic Lines and Expansion of Social Capital – Inasmuch Ministry

Accessible Transportation For Vulnerable Populations -Community Transportation Network, Inc.

Integrated Community Based Care – Indiana University Health Bloomington, Inc.

Interpreters and Translators in Cass County, IndianaLogansport Memorial Hospital

Determined Health – Indiana Volunteers of America Mid- States 

Racial Trauma Therapy – Training Program– LifeSpring, Inc.

ReGrowth Program– Southeast Neighborhood Development (SEND)

 

Tobacco Free Program Reid Health

Prenatal Home Visitation & Diaper DistributionHealthier Moms & Babies

Addressing Diaper Need in Allen CountyThe Shepherd’s Hand Community Outreach Center

Diaper DenHealth & Hospital Corporation of Marion County (DBA Marion County Public Health Department)

Expanding BASE Doula Program to Decrease Infant and Maternal MortalityGoodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc.

Healthy BabiesElkhart County Health Department – Healthy Beginnings

Wabash County Perinatal Tobacco Treatment85 Hope/Wabash County Tobacco Free Coalition

SCAN and Bridge of Grace Partner in Southeast Fort Wayne – SCAN, Inc.

McMillen Health’s Mom and Me Days – McMillen Health

Uplift: A Pregnancy and Postpartum Community Support Initiative – Not 1 More, Ltd.

Take Time to Care about Infant and Maternal Mortality – Sullivan County Community Hospital

Montgomery County Stakeholder Infant and Young Mother’s Mortality Support – Gateway Apostolic Church (DBA Beta Early Learning Academy)

IU Health, Inc. – Healthy Beginnings: Family and Community Wellness Series to Reduce Infant and Maternal Mortality in East Central Indiana

Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County (DBA Eskenazi Health Center) – Improving Maternal and Infant Health by Diaper Need Screening and Diaper Resources

Minority Health Coalition of Madison County – It’s A Family Affair Baby Showers

Prenatal/Postnatal Smoking Cessation Curriculum – McMillen Health

Addressing Gaps in Infant Mortality – The Milk Bank

 

 

Funded Projects

STEM and Sound to Support a Healthier Environment


ROCK Community Center for Youth & Children.
Providing meaningful opportunities in an opportunity desert, and creating the conditions where youth can develop skills in sound engineering media production and STEM, will facilitate support for a healthier environment in the area served by the ROCK Community Center for Youth & Children. Using grant funding in partnership with IC Growth, the ROCK Community Center will teach participants how to use audio and production. A partnership with Nyla Nova STEMVersity will equip classrooms with technologies to support STEM learning, as well as developing staff and volunteers that can guide STEM learning practices. Learners will also be taught how to publish and copyright intellectual property, as well as how to use this equipment for full-time jobs and community activation.
Awarded Amount $75,000.00

Rise NWI


Legacy Foundation.
Legacy Foundation will expand its established civic engagement program, Rise NWI, to encourage and support residents to advocate for healthier, cleaner, and safer neighborhoods. Four advocacy workshops will be presented and each session will be live-streamed and recorded for outreach. so that they can be used for training and expansion in outlying communities. In addition, there will be a digital campaign that will focus on social media ads and digital newsletters to enhance educational messaging on environmental issues and advocacy tools. Legacy Foundation will also participate at numerous community events and forums, providing pamphlets, flyers, and posters.
Awarded Amount $69,299.00

Tippecanoe County Re-Entry Initiative


Paul’s Plan Ministries, Inc.
Paul’s Plan Ministries will have one part-time Certified Peer Support Professional (CPSP) on staff to provide support free-of-charge to individuals from Tippecanoe County Community Corrections, serving a minimum of 50-75 people annually. In addition, the CPSP will provide recovery support service needs as presented by people with substance use disorder histories re-entering the community from the criminal justice system in Tippecanoe County, with the biggest priority population being BIPOC-focused. Paul’s Plan Ministries will partner with the Recovery Capital Index national software to track and measure outcomes.
Awarded Amount $74,992.00

Substance Misuse Prevention and Mental Health Promotion for Youth Affected by COVID-19


The Papa House
The project will provide education and training for Youth Mental Health First Aid, Botvin Life Skills (an evidence-based substance abuse prevention program), “Why Try” in elementary and middle schools (an evidence-based program that teaches social and emotional principles), and training for community stakeholders on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). In addition, the project will involve public awareness campaigns through billboards, newspapers, radio, and social media. Funding will also be provided for Camp D.E.A.N., a weekend substance use prevention and mentoring program for youth, ages 12-17; and “Hip Hop to Prevent,” using language, arts, and history in a cultural and contextual framework to address substance use and HIV-risk behaviors.
Awarded Amount $75,000.00

R-FIT (Recovery Fitness in Training)


Recover Out Loud, Inc.
The R-FIT program is designed to address substance use through fitness and community. The lessons include effects of addiction on the brain, effect of fitness on the brain, substances and nutrition within the body, mental health benefits of fitness, and other forms of fitness and how it can impact and support recovery. Grant funds will support salaries for three part-time employees, program scholarships, fitness equipment, office supplies, internet access, and computer software.
Awarded Amount $74,478.95

Culturally Accessible Peer Support (CAPS)


Mental Health Association in Indiana, Inc. (MHAI)
“MHAI will use CAPS to increase the workforce and accessibility of qualified behavioral persons of color across Indiana. MHAI will partner with the Stanley W. DeKemper Training Institute and Indiana Association of Peer Recovery Support
Services to broaden and deepen recovery support services available to underserved populations in high demand and high need areas by training and certifying people of color as Peer Recovery Coaches (PRCs). Grant funds will be utilized for oversight of the program, a Training Coordinator, trainers, and marketing.
Awarded Amount $75,000

Victory Village


Inspiration Ministries, Inc.
Victory Village will be a Recovery Residence certified by the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction to meet every standard of operations to help those with substance use disorder live a successful and healthy life. It will specifically provide space for mental health counseling for clinical partners to successfully engage with clients.
Awarded Amount $75,000

Wabash Fitness Therapy Program


Parkview Hospital, Inc.
The Wabash Fitness Therapy Program will enable approximately 500 individuals (annually) with substance abuse disorder and/or mental health issues to decrease, eliminate, and/or mitigate their symptoms by engaging in regular physical activity as a complementary therapy. The program will use two practice-based evidence strategies to achieve the goal of decreasing, eliminating, and/or mitigating participants’ symptoms due to substance abuse disorder and/or mental health issues: 1) motivation interviewing and 2) Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
Awarded Amount $74,997.44

Low-Barrier Peer Recovery Coaching & Harm Reduction Services


Project ME-FW, Inc.
Grant funds will help support funding of two peer recovery coaches who provide services to individuals who have negative impacts from substance use disorder or justice involvement, with the primary focus on BIPOC individuals. In addition, funds will also support a database to record peer recovery coach interaction and engagement. A portion of the grant funds will also be allocated for scholarships to be awarded to individuals enrolled in ongoing services facilitated by the peer recovery coaches.
Awarded Amount $74,909.00

Huntington House Expansion


Inspiration Ministries, Inc.
Inspiration Ministries will use grant funds to increase its capacity to serve women and children at Huntington House, which provides beds for men, women, and children struggling with substance use and mental illness. Along with assistance for funds to support the positions of a Program Director and a Case Manager, the grant will help with the purchase of 20 beds, linens, furniture, food, and cleaning supplies.
Awarded Amount $75,000.00

LaGrange Recovery Campus


Inspiration Ministries, Inc.
With the help of this grant, the Lagrange Recovery Campus will launch to serve men struggling with substance use disorder. The campus will be operated by certified recovery specialists. In particular, grant funds will be utilized for a program director, case manager, as well as supplies and equipment for the campus.
Awarded Amount $75,000.00

Townhouse Graduate Housing


Inspiration Ministries, Inc.
Grant funds will be allocated for a program manager, two case managers, and two certified recovery specialists at Townhouse Graduate Housing in Butler, Indiana, which will provide housing for graduates of a recovery program for substance use disorder and continue support for recovery.
Awarded Amount $75,000.00

Wabash Healthy Body, A Healthy Mind Program


Parkview Hospital
Parkview Hospital will use grant funds for the following: a registered dietitian teaching a curriculum on nutrition and offering individual nutrition guidance; brochures to advertise the program; cooking utensils for cooking groups; an SUD peer recovery specialist offering ongoing nutrition support for SUD patients; subscriptions by SUD patients to Hello Fresh, Blue Apron, Downtown Nutrition, Freshly, Hawkins Family Farm, and others.
Awarded Amount $74,827.87

Northern Indiana Hispanic Health Coalition Vaccination Initiative: Decreasing Barriers, Increasing Acceptance


Northern Indiana Hispanic Coalition
Northern Indiana Hispanic Coalition will hold training sessions for community leaders and influencers to help promote and communicate vaccine information. The applicant will use various media (website, social media, radio, and TV) to promote COVID-19 awareness and vaccinations. The organization will offer vaccination services and free testing. The applicant will continue to run its bilingual telephone hotline and make follow-up calls. In addition, they will offer COVID-19 vaccination clinics on a regular basis, which will include staff who are bilingual who are trained in cultural sensitivity and services related to COVID-19.
Awarded Amount $25,300.00

PPM Re-Imagining Re-Entry Project (Expansion of Recovery Support Services)


Three20 Recovery Community Center
Grant funds will be used for a Program Manager position which will will be responsible to ensure practice-based strategies are undertaken to assist individuals seeking help their road to recovery from substance use disorder. The Program Manager will also lead team members in community awareness and education, as well as leading strategic actions for program objectives and development.
Awarded Amount $67,841.00

Community Access


Ruth House, Inc.
Ruth House is a residential recovery home for women. In addition to providing recovery services, it assists its residents with transportation to court dates, appointments with probation officers, community service, pre-employment testing, and employment. Ruth House partners with other organization in the community and will use grant funds to replace its 18-year-old van that has over 250,000 miles with a newer van that has lower mileage.
Awarded Amount $35,000.00

Youth Tobacco/Drug Prevention Program


85 Hope/Wabash County Tobacco Free Coalition
Grant funds will be used to co curb the marketing of tobacco products aimed at youth, as well as to educate teens about the dangers of using any tobacco product, including e-cigarettes. This will be done through the prevention programs in schools social media, and public media.
Awarded Amount $33,647.00

Meeting Community Partner Needs by Addressing Access to Health Services Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations in Marion County


Purdue University
The project will utilize grant funds by 1) creating a holistic tobacco cessation initiative, 2) expanding access to naloxone, 3) providing COVID-19 and influenza vaccines according to public health recommendations, 4) providing a peer recovery coach, and 5) utilizing interpreters to provide translation services.
Awarded Amount $74,991.00

Wabash Transportation Solutions Program


Parkview Hospital
Parkview Hospital’s Wabash Transportation Solution Program will increase the ability for patients to travel to therapy, classes, and other activities vital to sobriety and mental health, while offering peer support to achieve the goal of decreasing, eliminating, and/or mitigating participant’s substance use disorder and/or mental health issues. To accomplish this, grant funds will be used in contracting with a Transportation Case Manager, an SUD-Peer Recovery Specialist, and a Mental Health Skills Technician to provide ongoing support for SUD patients.
Awarded Amount $72,857.00

Increasing Equitable Access to High School Recovery Supports for Teens with SUDs


Hope Academy
Grant funds will be allocated for peer specialists, a community outreach director, recovery coach coordinator, social worker and partner coach, and an occupational therapist. With these positions, an emphasis will be placed on teens who have traditionally lacked access to recovery services and are at risk of entering the justice system due to their SUD. Teems with SUD will have the opportunity to engage in recovery supports, as well as catch up catch up academically in high school.
Awarded Amount $68,600.00

Freedom Farm


Inspiration Ministries, Inc.
Inspiration Ministries will use grant funding for Freedom Farm, a recovery residence operated by certified recovery specialists that assists individuals with substance use disorder. In particular, funds will be allocated for a Program Manager, Case Manager, and House Manager, as well as office and kitchen equipment.
Awarded Amount $75,000.00

Northern Indiana Hispanic Health Coalition Vaccination Initiative: Decreasing Barriers, Increasing Acceptance


Northern Indiana Hispanic Coalition
Northern Indiana Hispanic Coalition will hold training sessions for community leaders and influencers to help promote and communicate vaccine information. The applicant will use various media (website, social media, radio, and TV) to promote COVID-19 awareness and vaccinations. The organization will offer vaccination services and free testing. The applicant will continue to run its bilingual telephone hotline and make follow-up calls. In addition, they will offer COVID-19 vaccination clinics on a regular basis, which will include staff who are bilingual who are trained in cultural sensitivity and services related to COVID-19.
Awarded Amount $253,000.00

Juntos Mejor – Building a Stronger, Healthier, Latino Community


La Casa de Amistad
La Casa de Amistad will coordinate with IDOH to host 20 COVID-19 testing and vaccines clinics from April 2022 – April 2023, hosting 2 clinics per month to reach at least 40 (mainly Latino) community members at each clinic. The organization applicant will develop a community outreach and marketing campaign to reach Latinos that will encourage vaccinations, reduce confusion, and increase awareness of the importance of public health. La Casa de Amistad will collaborate with local hospitals, the City of South Bend, United Way of St. Joseph County, the National Guard, and local health departments. Bilingual information and materials will be developed to improve outreach and connections to health care providers among the Latino population.
Awarded Amount $97,540.00

Evansville Vehicles for Vaccines


Carver Community Organization
The project will provide transportation for essential needs and will offer access to ongoing educational seminars to educate and build confidence in COVID-19 vaccinations. Carver Community Organization will host education events with culturally relevant subject matter experts and information. The project will provide rides to doctor appointments, pharmacy visits, grocery store trips, attending seminars and local town halls that are focused on COVID-19, as well as for attending the Indiana Black Barbershop Health Initiative and other related activities.
Awarded Amount $75,000

Let’s Decrease COVID-19 by Increasing COVID Awareness in Clinton County


Open Door Health Clinic, Inc.
Grant funding will provide outreach to the community by educating those who have been underserved and disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Open Door Health Clinic will hold monthly question-and-answer sessions to discuss COVID and other vaccination-related issues with fact checks to debunk social myths. Through a partnership with the United Way, Learning Network, and Clinton County Health Department, advertising/marketing assistance will be provided, along with patient intake and registration, providing extra bilingual staff, assistance with navigating through the process for testing, and administering vaccinations.
Awarded Amount $35,532.00

Operation Engagement, Education – (OEE) Addressing Covid-19 Hesitancy in BIPOC Communities in Lake County


Community Advocates of Northern Indiana
This project will convene stakeholders from the medical, faith, local government, and activism communities. Information booths will be set up at local events and places, with the objective of providing information to overcome COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy and providing access to care. Field educators will establish relationships with community organizations and local churches to educate residents about the importance of vaccination, register them for appointments, and refer them to mass vaccine sites.
Awarded Amount $74,757.00

HE (Barbershop Health Series)


Holistic Evolution, Inc.
The project will provide 65 hours of evidence- based mentoring a month for 12 months. A minimum of 50 Black males ages 16-24 years old in northwest Indiana will be served, providing an alternative to violence through a Holistic Hero (male mentors) outing, HE Barbershop Health Series, as well as individual and group mentoring. In addition, the mentor and mentee matches will be trained as community health workers and will work as a team to organize 5 barbershop talks focused on community violence prevention, mental health access and resources, substance abuse and misuse resources, and prevention of risky sexual behavior. Creategency Production will capture these talks on video, edit 3 teaser videos. During the mentor closure ceremony all parties involved will be invited to view the complete edited version of the HE Barbershop Health Series.
Awarded Amount $75,000

Eskenazi Health Center of Hope


Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County-Eskenazi Health
The project will involve hiring a Spanish speaking therapist who will provide counseling in an individual, group, or family setting to at least 50 Spanish speaking patients within the grant year. The therapist will use culturally and linguistically appropriate interventions geared towards empowering Latinas to make decisions that prioritize their safety. The therapist will emphasize healthy communication strategies that can be used by the survivor to advocate for herself and clearly communicate about relationship boundaries, and lead to a reduction in the occurrence of violence.
Awarded Amount $74,393.00

Strengthening the Impact of Forensic Nurses in West Central Indiana


IU Health, Inc.
IU Health will expand access to sexual assault and/or violence forensic exams and support services in west central Indiana by increasing the number of Registered Nurses credentialed as Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs). This will involve working with existing SANEs to identify education and training needs for maintaining licensure, as well as providing financial support for SANEs to complete necessary education and training for maintaining licensure by attending various required conferences. In addition, the grant will help fund supplies needed to administer forensic exams, as well as for printed community outreach materials to publicize the availability of forensic exam services.
Awarded Amount $42,495.00

Expansion of Domestic Violence Services


Children’s Bureau, Inc.
(DBA Firefly Children & Family Alliance)
Funding will be allocated to provide for three therapist positions, which will allow for expanded access to survivors of domestic violence. Key activities will include survivor advocacy, survivor counseling, support and counseling groups, as well as support for a rape crisis center and hospital response team.
Awarded Amount $72,564.60

Healthy Relationships and Teen Dating Violence Prevention


Domestic Violence Network of Greater Indianapolis
Funding will be used to engage a group of teens from Indianapolis Public Schools to 1)review curriculum and supporting documents, and 2) create a concept for new and updated materials to address current issues facing teens, such as healthy relationships and social media. The project will involve educating 1,250 youth on the characteristics of unhealthy relationships and how to recognize and respond to teen dating violence. In addition, 25 school personnel will be educated on trauma-informed care and how to recognize and respond to teen dating violence to create a safe and supportive environment for students.
Awarded Amount $75,000.00

The Next PHASE Program (Preparing Highly Accomplished Students for Excellence)


New Direction S.A.V.E.S.
The Next PHASE Program will provide supply kits for youth, including drawstring bags/backpacks, binders, as well as awards for recognition, hand sanitation stations, and PPE/face-masks. The Next PHASE program will support 60 students that participate in the program and attend the Avondale Meadows YMCA after-school program. In order to help motivate and provide an incentive for youth to attend the program, each student will receive $500 upon completion of the Next PHASE program, and Students will participate in a financial literacy workshop.
Awarded Amount $56,815.00

Faith Farms & Orchard


Families Anchored in Total Harmony, Inc.
The project will help fund a Farm Manager who will oversee various aspects of farm production, as well as coordinating with partners and volunteers. In addition, the project will provide 6 1/2 months of feed for chickens, ducks, and goats. Funding will be provided for summer interns, the Junior Master Gardener Program, Master Gardener Program, and marketing for a website and social media.
Awarded Amount $75,000

Case Management Services for Identity Re-Establishment and Assistance Program Enrollment


St. Martin DePorres Center, Inc.
The project will help fund a case manager to assist individuals in re-establishing identities (which are disproportionately minorities) enabling them to apply for additional services (HUD, SNAP, HIP), as well as acquire job training.
Awarded Amount $61,690.00

Rush Memorial Hospital Rural Health Clinic Mobile Unit and Community Outreach Project


Rush Memorial Hospital
Rush Memorial Hospital will provide a new access site for primary care services through a mobile unit to Rush and surrounding counties in east central Indiana. Among other services, this will include help in managing chronic care for to address diabetes and work to reduce the high rates of smokers. The diabetes program uses the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) and Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) to address diabetes and other chronic conditions.
Awarded Amount $73,911.00

Acute Curiosity: A Mail Based HIV Home Testing Initiative.


ShipHappens, Inc.
ShipHappens will support the distribution of HIV home testing kits, through the design and launch of a marketing campaign coined “Acute Curiosity.” This campaign will include the creation, marketing and analytics of a Public Service Announcement (PSA), placement of 2 billboards, and live demonstration of the OraQuick test kit.
Awarded Amount $70,159.00

Recursos de Salud Para Mí. (Health Resources for Me)


Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County
Grant funds will be used to hire a bilingual and bicultural Social Worker, a Registered Nurse, and a Community Health Worker. These staff members will help end the stigma around mental health in the Hispanic/Latino community, and provide health and social service resources. The Social Worker will assist families and individuals by providing support when they face hardships and will offer solutions based on their expertise. The Registered Nurse will coordinate and address gaps in care for multiple managed conditions and ensures that participants in the program are getting access to care. The Community Health Worker will be tasked with improving access to primary and preventive services.
Awarded Amount $75,000

Community Health Worker


Franciscan Health Foundation
The Community Health Worker (CHW) will act as a coordinator between access to Franciscan Health’s service line and community health improvement initiatives for residents inside Michigan City and La Porte County. The CHW would be a main administrator for the Food Presciption Program (FPP), a referral-based program by Franciscan Health providers or external physicians, which includes Michigan City residents and Franciscan Health employees that have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, and are at risk for food insecurity.
Awarded Amount $74,999.52

Beachway Bash


Lakeview Church
Lakeview Church will give away away 1,000 school supply-filled backpacks at Beachway Bash to local economically-disadvantaged school children, give 1,000 families grocery bags/boxes filled with one week’s worth of groceries, as well as cook and serve food to 3,000 event attendees at its Beachway Bash event. It will print print fliers with food pantry information and give them to event attendees to raise awareness of the food pantry. In addition, Lakeview Church will give mental health care and drug abuse prevention materials to event attendees, refer attendees who self-identify to a drug education workshop or mental health. Books on managing stress and overcoming drug addiction will be provides to those event attendees who self-dentify as needing them.
Awarded Amount $41,694.80

Life Cycle- Elkhart County


Saving Grace Advocacy, Inc.
Saving Grace will provide refurbished bicycles, free of charge, to to individuals in need of safe and reliable transportation. The project will provide up to two volunteers to be trained in simple bike repair, should a participant need assistance upon receiving the bicycle. Overall, the project is intended to increase access to local social service entities addressing social determinants such as food, housing, employment, healthcare, and education.
Awarded Amount $17,716.93

Addressing Social Determinants Of Health Raphael Health Center


Raphael Health Center,Inc.
The project will provide Community Health Worker (CHW) assistance to access needs in combating systemic/structural barriers to Raphael Health Center’s patients. CHW services will include the following: screening, counseling, referrals, follow-up, and other services. This assistance is designed to establishing eligibility for and gaining access to federal, State, and local programs that provide medical, social, transportation, housing, educational, translation, and other related services.
Awarded Amount $75,000

Promotora de Salud in Jackson County


Su Casa Columbus, Inc.
Grant funds will provide for a Jackson County Community Health Worker (CHW) in charge of Youth Mental Health First Aid. The CHW will coordinate events offering free health screenings, referrals, and vaccines. Events will include Spark Spirit Week, Fiesta Latina, the Youth Empowerment Summit, as well as participation in Mental Health Awareness month activities. Funds will also assist with CHW training, office supplies, and equipment.
Awarded Amount $74,429.90

Licensed Clinical Social Worker for Behavioral Health in Perry County


Perry County Memorial Hospital
To address mental health, Perry County Memorial Hospital will hire a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LSCW). The LCSW will primarily provide therapy to children, adolescents, and adults through referrals. Appointments will vary in length as will the number of visits needed per patient, and the clinic where the LCSW will be based provides care to those who are insured, as well as to those uninsured or underinsured.
Awarded Amount $75,000

Improving Access and Acceptance of Vaccination Among Indiana’s Diverse Populations


Indiana Immunization Coalition
The project will involve contracting with a digital content specialist who designs social media messages that appeal to diverse populations and education levels. In addition, the project will ensure that underserved and under-immunized communities have access to vaccines–regardless of ability to pay–are offered all vaccines including for COVID-19. In addition, the project will also provide medical supplies, including syringes, disenfectant, syringe disposal, epipens, cotton balls, and alcohol to assist with vaccinations. Mileage reimbursement will be accorded to translators on staff as they travel among various sites to provide translation services for individuals seeking access to vaccines.
Awarded Amount $75,000

Montgomery County Stakeholder Community Access Initiative Program


Gateway Apostolic Church (DBA Hope Chapel UPCI)
The applicant will use grant funds for two certified peer support specialists and a project administrator who will provide direct peer support to individuals in Montgomery County who have a history of experiencing access issues. This will increase access to healthcare, social needs, and human support services in the form of work rides, mental health support, educational materials, recovery action plans, and emergency support.
Awarded Amount $74,862.93

PPM Re-Imagining Re-Entry Project (Expansion of Recovery Support Services)


Plan Ministries, Inc.
Grant funds will be used for a Certified Peer Support Specialist for clients in work release to help provide access to community-based support services. In addition, funding will be allocated for accounting services, as well as these ancillary services: emergency transportation for clients, emergency food vouchers, child care, emergency support animals, housing support, and assistance with utilities.
Awarded Amount $75,000.00

Access to Healthcare in Marshall County


Saint Joseph Health System
A Community Health Worker (CHW) will be hired to the Social Influencers of Health (SIOH). The CHW will educate patients about available programs that fit their needs and will help them complete the required applications. In addition, the CHW will help coordinate and schedule transportation for patients, as well as being a liaison with various agencies.
Awarded Amount $74,793.60

Making Our World Smaller through Certified Interpreters and Translators


Purdue Cooperative Extension Service – Daviess County
The project will provide medical interpreter training for up to 12 bilingual community members, proficient in English and Spanish or Haitian Creole French, who will provide interpreter services to community agencies and organizations. This will also include funding for a community outreach engagement educator and a trainer.
Awarded Amount $24,704.00

Covering Kids and Families of Jackson County United Way


Jackson County United Way
The organization will use grant funds to employ a licensed bilingual health navigator to assist those in the community who either do not speak or may have limited use of English. An additional licensed health navigator will also be employed to 1) assist individuals and their families who are without stable housing and 2) assist individuals recently released from incarceration. To further assist with these efforts, grant funds will also be allocated for meetings costs, communications, and marketing.
Awarded Amount $75,000.00

The Wellness Initiative


HealthVisions Midwest (DBA Health Visions Midwest of Fort Wayne)
HealthVisions Midwest will use grant funds to provide for a Wellness Coordinator, as well as for training for pastors and lay leaders as pastoral care specialists and/or as community health workers. Ina addition, funding will be provided for blood pressure cuffs, weight scales, and marketing materials. HealthVisions Midwest will also partner with Chi Eta Phi nursing sorority for programming, consultation, and demonstration of self-health screenings.
Awarded Amount $74,960.00

EMBRACE


Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County (DBA Eskenazi Health)
Grant funds for the EMBRACE program will assist with 1) providing access to nutritional supplements and food in the form of grocery-exclusive, grocery store gift cards/vouchers for patients with a cancer diagnosis who are also at high risk of fatal infection from COVID-19; 2) providing vouchers for access to prescriptions for patients with a cancer diagnosis at high risk of fatal infection from COVID-19; and 3) providing transportation through Lyft for patients to travel to and from medical appointments for cancer treatment.
Awarded Amount $75,000.00

Partnership for Children-Supporting Access and Mental Health


Oaklawn Psychiatric Center
Serving as a family’s ‘best friend in mental health’, PFC staff will spend time giving families whose children have been recommended for services and will work with them to create an ‘action for care plan’ that takes into account barriers, potential wait-for-services times, and their specific needs. Grant funding will provide a bilingual team member to provide Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) sessions in Spanish. This person will walk the family through the different options and resources in the community to help with those needs and follow them until they are accessed.
Awarded Amount $71,200.00

Growing Resilience in Trying Times (G.R.I.T.T) Program


Indiana Community Health Workers Association
GRITT is a program for healing population-wide psychological stress and trauma. The program allows participants to be a part of a group that will
meet in a series of sessions to learn and practice resilience-building skills/techniques. A GRITT Manager will schedule classes, facilitate student enrollment, and provide onboarding/training to community health workers to lead the program.
Awarded Amount $77,760.00

Terapias


Community Downtown
Community Downtown will use grant funds to offer services by a Hispanic individual who is credentialed to provide mental health counseling for individuals, couples, and families, offering culturally sensitive therapy.
Awarded Amount $40,266.00

Cure of Souls


Community Advocates of Northern Indiana
Community Advocates of Northern Indiana will provide fitness programming to improve mental health in churches as a component of the Cure of Souls program. The Cure of Souls will train leaders from 10 churches in Gary to become certified Pastoral Care Specialist (PCS). The five-month PCS program includes training on the history and structure of pastoral care and ethics, grief, trauma and loss, personal and professional transformation, clinical diagnosis, marriage and family interventions, gender psychology, the presence and resolution of evil in clinical practice, and more.
Awarded Amount $74,280.72

Multicultural Family Justice Services


Amani Family Services
To execute Amani’s Multicultural Family Justice Services strategy, grant funds will be used for Bilingual Outreach Assistant, who will Organize/ host/ participate in community events at locations designated as strategic by community partners, current/past clients, and members of the community advisory board. The project will also involve conducting bilingual short-term case management for local immigrants and refugees, including helping individuals apply for a funds to support rent, mortgage, utility expenses, and other essential needs, along with working with clients regularly to identify goals, connect clients to services.

Open Door Adolescent Health Center (ODAHC)


Open Door Community Alliance, Inc
ODAHC will provide 400 annual well child visits to those students at Michigan City High School who
are registered with the ODAHC each academic year. This will include Identifying health risks and provide medical appointments for education, intervention, follow-up, and/or referral by ODAHC’s Family Nurse Practitioner. ODAPHC will also provide assessment/Identification of medical and mental health risks and provide prevention education, intervention, individual counseling, and/or referral by social workers (MSW)/mental health providers.
Awarded Amount $74,280.72

Youth Health Summit


DJ Center for Youth, Inc.
The Youth Health Summit will focus on providing youth with opportunities to integrate new positive behaviors to make responsible lifestyle choices. The Summit will discuss and address the challenges of social injustice, racial socialization, youth domestic violence, and negative peer influences and how it impacts mental health. Activities to be Implemented include these: a Youth-Professional Panel accompanied by a Licensed Mental Health Therapist and/or a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Discussion/Work Groups, Simulations, and Advocacy Toolkit ideas.
Awarded Amount $49,163.00

Together We Support Emotional Wellness in Teens


Health & Hospital Corporation – Marion County Public Health Department
Through Health & Hospital Corporation, the Marion County Public Health Department will implement comprehensive educational programs in collaboration with various public schools in Indianapolis: Crispus Attucks High School, Shortridge High School, and Arsenal Technical High School. Programs will be
divided into three tiers to provide a safe and supportive environment to establish healthy, violence-free, and drug-free norms. Grant funds will help provide for a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) to facilitate social and emotional wellness groups, provide for an education curriculum, and for program supplies.

Awarded Amount $60,176.00

BGCWC Well-Being Initiatives


Boys & Girls Club of Wayne County
The initiative will entail a minimum of one weekly session for each participant in a group mentoring setting among 6 to 8 participants. Sessions will occur throughout the entire school year and consist of lessons prescribed to specific learning units. These units include lessons relative to the program philosophy and foundation, self-honesty, getting along with others, and continual self-improvement. In addition to the training and activities to improve serving youth, the Well-being initiative will see the
implementation of the Feed Good Portal, designed by Mezzo Solutions to provide mental health training and resources to Club staff.
Awarded Amount $55,200.00

Counseling and Internship Program


Peace Restored, Inc.
Peace Restored will use grant funding to expand its counseling services to include an internship program. This will enable the organization to develop a training facility that will provide opportunities to learn how to integrate faith with trauma-informed counseling. In particular, grant funds will be allocated to a counseling supervisor, stipends for interns, teleconferencing for groups, and costs for expanding an electronic health records system.
Awarded Amount $74,948.00



CAV (Creative Arts for Veterans) Book


Center for Rural Engagement
The CAV Book is a bridge and harm reduction kit from CAV sessions to home life. The CAV Book has approximately 125 pages and will aid in improving veteran wellbeing through art-based exercises infused with social work and art therapy practices, veteran narratives, and supplemental, veteran-centric wellness resources. Grant funds will be used for personnel to educate veterans and community partners about the CAV book, as well as for distribution. In addition, grant funds will be allocated for art supplies and printing 1,200 books.
Awarded Amount $75,000.00

ReImagine Connection in 2023


White County United Way, Inc.
The applicant will use grant funds for the following: providing a Spanish translation for the White County Cares website; printing and food costs for Overdose Awareness Day; printing and supplies for Little Libraries; items for Family Break Nights; speaker for Youth Summit; and cultural humility training.
Awarded Amount $72,460.00

Youth First School-Based Social Work Program in Washington Community Schools


Youth First, Inc.
Grant funds will help Youth First implement its School-Based Social Work Program in Washington Community Schools. Activities will include the following: 1) utilizing new ESL support and regular cultural competency training; 2) connecting students and families to resources, providing clinical caseload sessions in schools; 3) delivering universal prevention education programs to 7th and 9th grade classes; 4)providing small group programs to at-risk middle school students and to at-risk high school students to reinforce healthy life choices; 5) providing small group programs as an approach to decreasing suicidal behaviors, depression, and drug involvement; 6) support school-embedded social workers with high-quality clinical supervision; and 7) measure outcomes to guide service improvements.
Awarded Amount $50,000.00

Expanding Access to Mental Health Prevention & Support for Youth in South-Central Indiana


Indiana University Health, Inc.
Support with this grant will establish the infrastructure needed to detect mental health and SUD issues earlier among south-central Indiana youth, as well as increasing access to culturally competent behavioral health services. At each of IU Health’s five SIP pediatric clinics, iPads will be used for screening, assessments, and health care navigation. The Am Well Behavioral Health module will be installed on the iPads, tracking data specific to teleheatlh. IU Health will also engage with an external partner to assist with establishing new workflows and clinical operations, updating procedures to account for new technology and training on using the new Behavioral Health module. In addition, IU Health will engage with Building A Thriving Compassionate Community (BTCC) to provide cultural competency trainings for the five SIP pediatric clinics.
Awarded Amount $74,855.00

Suicide Prevention: Burmese and African American Communities


Franklin County Community Foundation
Franciscan Health will host suicide prevention programs for the Burmese and African American communities in Marion County. The organization will also host train-the-trainer programs for community leaders in suicide prevention programs. Funds will support a program manager to oversee these efforts, along with course materials and support of vendors who will assist with community presentations.
Awarded Amount $74,752.80

Breaking Down Barriers: Promoting Health Equity through Access to Accurate Information


Franciscan Foundation, Inc.
Grant funds will be used to assist in developing and distributing culturally and linguistically appropriate health information materials to racial and ethnic minorities, (including those of Appalachian cultural heritage), as well as to low-income individuals and families in southeastern Indiana. The project will produce 16 weekly articles covering topics related to health equity, including mental health, substance use disorder, access to healthcare, and health literacy. the articles will be published in local newspapers and on social media platforms.
Awarded Amount $74,400.00

“The Strong in You” Campaign: Community Mental Health Stories and Anti-Stigma Campaign


The Bachelors of Arts
Funding for “The Strong in You” Campaign will include activities such as the following: 1) branding and messaging; 2) a social media presence; 3) soliciting participation from organizations including mental health services, mental health trade associations community-based organizations, and local health systems; 4) interviewing individuals that have received mental health services; 5) creating public service announcements; 6) conducting polls to acquire qualitative data; and 7) creating a documentary utilizing footage from interviews and information regarding mental health in the community.
Awarded Amount $74,000.00

RecPlex


Oak Park Church
Oak Park Church will use grant funds to provide for a Project Manager and sports equipment at RecPlex, a safe and accessible space for people to engage in physical activity, social interaction, and mental health resources. In addition, grant funds will also be allocated to scholarships for participants. RecPlex will provide educational materials on mental health, as well as translating the materials into Spanish and distributing them in the community.
Awarded Amount $75,000.00

Community Coordinator and Mental Health Services Expansion Project


Talitha Koum Women’s Recovery House, Ltd.
Talitha Koum Women’s Recovery House plans to expand services for residents. First, it will directly partner with local mental health services providers who specialize in trauma-informed care, and assist residents who do not currently qualify for the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP). Second, Talitha Koum Women’s Recovery House will hire a full-time Community Coordinator, which will work directly with community leaders and partners in Hancock County on behalf of the organization to coordinate services for residents, such as specialized mental health services.
Awarded Amount $74,820.00

Community Navigation Program


Cancer Support Community Indiana
Grant funds will support a Community Navigation Program, which is intended to include providing underserved African Americans with the resources, tools, and support they need to gain confidence in in navigating their cancer diagnosis. In addition, funds will be utilized for a Director of Marketing, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. The grant will also support the applicant in funding for supplies and equipment at various events, such as education materials, promotional banners and flyers, as well as vendor fees for attendance at various conferences.
Awarded Amount $75,000.00

Social and Emotional Wellness


Boys and Girls Club of Greater Northwestern Indiana
The Boys & Girls Club will implement a Social and Emotional Wellness Program for youth between ages 5-18. Funding will assist with staff needs, helping to provide for Directors of Social and Emotional Wellness, who frequent Boys & Girls Clubs with group sessions, providing one-on-one support to at-risk youth, as well as other resources for parents.
Awarded Amount $75,000.00

“Equilibrado” (Spanish for “Balanced”)


La Case de Amistad
The project will develop a community outreach and marketing campaign to reach Latinos that will encourage mental healthcare, access, and self-management to reduce stigma and improve willingness to seek support. Communications will be disseminated through many channels, including printed materials, public meetings, news releases, and paid fully bilingual advertising on billboards, Latino radio, Facebook, and Instagram. La Casa de Amisad will also hire a bilingual and bicultural Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) to provide individual, group, and family therapy, in addition to speaking to groups publicly in education workshops on mental health. Another aspect of the project will involve developing a permanent library of bicultural, bilingual information and materials to improve Latino access to mental health care and understanding of common mental health issues.
Awarded Amount $75,000.00

Helping Patients Address Unresolved Trauma


WindRose Health Network
WindRose Health Network will train and certify seven behavioral health providers in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). This is a form of psychotherapy that has been developed to help individuals overcome a range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other trauma-related disorders.
Awarded Amount $29,500.00

Youth First School-Based Social Work Program in Orange County Schools


Youth First, Inc.
Funding will be allocated for Youth First social workers, program supplies such as therapeutic tools and games, and costs associated with a case management system. In addition, grant funding will support costs for independent evaluation, program coordination, clinical supervision, and a a substitute social worker.
Awarded Amount $70,266.89.00

Café en el Parque


Southwest Dubois School Corporation
Southwest Dubois School Corporation will facilitate a monthly Café en el Parque (10 per school year). Community providers will attend each Cafe en el Parque and provide information in Spanish about their services. Cafe topics will be the following: substance use, COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, domestic violence, systemic barriers, and mental health. The mental health topic will pertain largely to immigration.
Awarded Amount $6,800.00

The Move Forward: A New Hope


New Hope Services, Inc.
The project will utilize in-person panel discussions that will join both experts in their field and affected community members to have discussions about systems related to substance use disorder treatment and ways that these systems can be effective and equitable moving forward. In between panel discussions, podcast episodes will allow attendees to continue learning and imagining ways that they can use the platforms available to them to make changes that will be beneficial to those in the community who regularly experience issues in accessing services and support.
Awarded Amount $73,400.00

Healthy Tomorrows: Creating Equity in Maternal Education aNd Transportation (CEMENT)


Parkview Hospital
The applicant will use grant funds for the following: increase access to prenatal, postpartum, and well child visits by providing bus passes, gas cards, and Uber rides; increase access to prenatal education by expanding access in the Healthy Tomorrow app. Video translation and professional guide will be provided for these languages: Arabic, Burmese, Farsi/Dari, and Spanish.
Awarded Amount $74,922.05

Integrated Community Based Care


Indiana University Health Bloomington, Inc.
The applicant will use grant funds for the following: increase access to prenatal, postpartum, and well child visits by providing bus passes, gas cards, and Uber rides; increase access to prenatal education by expanding access in the Healthy Tomorrow app. Video translation and professional guide will be provided for these languages: Arabic, Burmese, Farsi/Dari, and Spanish.
Awarded Amount $74,976.00

Circles of Allen County Addressing the Highest Poverty Rate in the State of Indiana Through Intentional Relationships Across Economic Lines and Expansion of Social Capital


Inasmuch Ministry
The organization will use grants funds for a Circles Coordinator and a grant writer, along with materials such as brochures, website, and other marketing items. In addition, funds will be used for child care workers.
Awarded Amount $70,000.00

Accessible Transportation For Vulnerable Populations


Community Transportation Network, Inc.
Community Transportation Network will work with Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana on a referral basis, as well as other agencies, to support at least 30 individuals who need access/transportation to services such as dialysis, chemotherapy, radiation, or general oncology appointments. The organization anticipates providing at least 1,800 trips. For this project, the applicant will devote funding to assist marginalized groups so that minority clients can be assisted with their health care transportation needs.
Awarded Amount $75,000.00

Integrated Community Based Care


Indiana University Health Bloomington, Inc.
This project increases access to coverage by providing medical navigation to those who are less likely to receive medical care. Medical navigation includes insurance enrollment, assistance with scheduling and transportation to appointments, assisting with virtual care appointments, as well as
managing and communication for follow-up medical appointments and requirements. Funding will also be provided for supplies to help facilitate medical navigation, including Virtual Care iPads, tablet stations, and a registration scanner.
Awarded Amount $74,976.00

Interpreters and Translators in Cass County, Indiana


Logansport Memorial Hospital
The hospital will train and certify 40 individuals to be certified medical interpreters. The project will entail purchasing a medical translation software system and adding a translation service to the hospital’s website. Through the project, a minimum of one certified medical interpreter in every clinical area, register ration and patient financial services will be provided to assist with translation of languages such as Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Burmese.
Awarded Amount $68,350.00

Determined Health – Indiana


Volunteers of America Mid-States
Volunteers of America Mid-States will hire a Community Health Worker (CHW) in the Clark County and Floyd County community. The CHW will be a liaison among clients, the community, and health care teams. In particular, the CHW will assist clients with referrals to programs, as well as provide education, transportation, and support. In addition, the CHW will provide education to clients regarding COVID-19 information and vaccines.
Awarded Amount $72,903.00

Racial Trauma Therapy – Training Program


LifeSpring, Inc.
LifeSpring will contract with the the Collective Care Center to provider a Racial Trauma Clinic, an evidence-based training in racial trauma therapy and assessment. The racial trauma therapy and assessment training program consists of training modules for treating and assessing racial trauma in BIPOC youth and adults/teens. Using grant funds, LifeSpring will provide training costs for clinicians in its health system.
Awarded Amount $75,000.00

ReGrowth Program


Southeast Neighborhood Development (SEND)
The ReGrowth Program will utilize grant funds for a Garden Supervisor, who supports mentoring, educational, and general guidance to garden crew throughout the ReGrowth Program, as well as for a Community Builder and supervisory staff who coordinate the hiring, eduational partnerships, and connections. Funding will also be allocated for garden start up kits, supplies and materials to construct raised garden beds, green spaces rain barrels, and infrastructure.
Awarded Amount $75,000.00

Tobacco Free Program


Reid Health
The Reid Health OB/GYN Tobacco Free Program will consist of one-on-one smoking cessation classes, along with follow-up visits wit perinatal navigators. The program will combine prenatal and postpartum smoking cessation counseling and biomarker feedback with monthly postpartum incentives.
Awarded Amount $61,276.00

Prenatal Home Visitation & Diaper Distribution


Healthier Moms & Babies
Healthier Moms & Babies will assist clients in navigating the healthcare system to receive free prenatal vitamins by coordinating prescription orders between providers and pharmacies. The organization applicant will utilize the “Simple Solutions” healthy lifetstyle curriculum to coach clients, the Baby Me Tobacco Free curriculum to encourage pregnant women to quit smoking, and the Partners for a Healthy Baby home visiting curriculum to focus on post-partum care, bonding, nutrition, and child development. In addition, Healthier Moms and Babies will offer a comprehensive maternal mental health program to improve access to maternal mental health.
Awarded Amount $124,719.00

Addressing Diaper Need in Allen County


The Shepherd’s Hand Community Outreach Center
The project will provide diapers to mothers and fathers, offering a needed resource for infants. Diapers will be distributed at quarterly health fairs where other health and social service providers are available to offer resources to parents, as well as by appointment through the applicant’s diaper bank. Journey Birth and Wellness is a doula program that offers free evidence-based birth classes by the Shepherd’s Hand Community Outreach Center, and provides diapers to attendees at the end of class. Doulas are multicultural and provide support to pregnant and new mothers.
Awarded Amount $75,500.00

Diaper Den


Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County (DBA Marion County Public Health Department)
Funding will be used to purchase 90,200 diapers and 3,000 pull-ups to support 1,400 families experiencing diaper need. This equates to 50 diapers per child between birth to age 5, with families receiving diaper supplied every 30 days. Diaper requests will be filled weekly, home visiting staff will deliver diapers directly to families, and self-referrals may pick up diapers.
Awarded Amount $31,057.00

Expanding BASE Doula Program to Decrease Infant and Maternal Mortality


Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc.
Grant funding will enable the BASE Doula Program to recruit six participants to complete full-spectrum
doula training through Doula Trainings International (DTI). The target population of the BASE Doula Program includes Medicaid-eligible expectant mothers, with a specific focus on minority populations that face the highest risk of adverse birth outcomes. Grand funds will also provide for a part-time Doula Coordinator, education materials, community health worker training, First Aid/CPR training, client support materials, and supplies.
Awarded Amount $75,000.00

Healthy Babies


Elkhart County Health Department – Healthy Beginnings
“Grant funds will provide support throughout pregnancies in ways that meet thee needs (low-literacy, limited transportation, and more) of the population of focus, including applying for Medicaid, getting OB appointments, as well as providing education based on pregnancy stage with quality websites. The organization will utilize its social workers to provide a psychosocial assessment and Adverse Childhood Experiences score (ACEs). These assessments are used to determine other needs such as mental health, food security, transportation, and different conditions that may come to light during conversations or home visits. “
Awarded Amount $55,850.00

Wabash County Perinatal Tobacco Treatment


l85 Hope/Wabash County Tobacco Free Coalition
The program will furnish birthing women access to the right education and support that ensures a safe and healthy pregnancy. There will be tobacco treatment counseling to help the women set a quit date and walk with them to reach that goal. To help with the process to quit tobacco, support from a doula and emotional support from a Bowen Center counselor will be provided. The program will utilize Smoking Cessation and Reduction in Pregnancy
Treatment (SCRIPT) to provide education, support, and incentives for birthing women to quit smoking. In addition to the education and support provided through SCRIPT, doula, and the Bowen Center, participants will receive a case of diapers at each consultation.
Awarded Amount $38,940.00

SCAN and Bridge of Grace Partner in Southeast Fort Wayne


SCAN, Inc.
This project will result in a one-stop location where parents in the 46806 zip code can come for resources and guidance as they parent their newborns and young children. Through the course of their relationship, they will learn about the principles of safe sleep, receive lactation support, access maternal mental health services and receive regular developmental milestone tracking. Grant funds will be used for safe sleep supplies, equipment to help provide developmental therapy, a developmental specialist to provide therapeutic services on-site for children, and a staff member to support collaboration and relationships with parents.
Awarded Amount $75,000.00

McMillen Health’s Mom and Me Days


McMillen Health
Grant funds will be used for McMillen Health’s “Family Days” events. In particular, funds will be provided for marketing, promotion, programming, dental screenings, maternal hygiene items, gift cards for pregnant and parenting women, as well as diapers, wipes, and infant formula. In addition, funds will also assist with transporting families to the events.
Awarded Amount $73,428.62

Uplift: A Pregnancy and Postpartum Community Support Initiative


Not 1 More, Ltd.
Uplift will support a cohort of up to 15 women of similar gestational age through a bi-monthly session of 120-minute interactive group community-based gatherings over the course of one year. Each session will consist of participant- and facilitator-led conversations covering specific aspects of pregnancy. Other activities will include participant recruitment, a confidential survey, and focus groups.
Awarded Amount $75,000.00

Take Time to Care about Infant and Maternal Mortality


Sullivan County Community Hospital
This project will allocate funding to additional RN training, as well as supplies that include curriculum, breast pumps, care seats, diaper bags, diapers, and wipes. Funding will also be provided for marketing and certifications.
Awarded Amount $49,108.70

Montgomery County Stakeholder Infant and Young Mother’s Mortality Support


Gateway Apostolic Church (DBA Beta Early Learning Academy)
Funding will be provided for peer support in coaching for maternal/pre-natal/post-natal management process. The project will help ensure access to professional advocates, and collaboration will be maintained with local community-based supports to assist with connecting expectant persons to resources they need, such as transportation, work rides, health supplements, infant educational materials, family planning, expectant person action plans, food security, housing security, child care, and facilitating visits to care specialists
Awarded Amount $74,999.08

Healthy Beginnings: Family and Community Wellness Series to Reduce Infant and Maternal Mortality in East Central Indiana


IU Health, Inc.
The Family Wellness events will provide an opportunity to introduce families to the Healthy Beginnings Program, where they can connect with navigators who serve as advocates for patients while increasing their health literacy. Funds will be used to purchase car seats, leaner packs for community CPR and safe sitter classes, self-care items, arts and crafts supplies, books, journals, and translation services. Supplies will also fund community outreach events focusing on building support structures, self-care, coping strategies, and wellness.
Awarded Amount $18,550.00

Improving Maternal and Infant Health by Diaper Need Screening and Diaper Resources


Health & Hopsital Corporation of Marion County (DBA Eskenazi Health Center)
Grant funds will be used to expand and further integrate diaper need screening into the clinical workflow for well child visits ages birth to 3 years of age with emphasis on cultural sensitivity to the historic stigma suffered by caregivers surrounding diaper need. A workflow process of providing diapers to infants who screen positive for diaper need will be utilized. Funds will also assist with a clinical analyst to improve electronic medial record infrastructure for better tracking of diaper need.
Awarded Amount $75,000.00

It’s A Family Affair Baby Showers


Minority Health Coalition of Madison County
This project is being launched to provide educational opportunities for African Americans to increase understanding about the importance of creating safer home environments, as well as reduce the number of postnatal conditions, in particular Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). It will involve up to 60 African American expectant mothers/fathers and up to 2 of their trusted family members/friends who will provide direct care for infants. Activities will include a “Safe Sleep” education session, a support group session on maintaining proper nutrition, and a support group session on baby safety. Sessions will also feature speakers who will highlight the importance of reading and interacting with infants.
Awarded Amount $75,000.00

Prenatal/Postnatal Smoking Cessation Curriculum


McMillen Health
The Healthier Moms & Babies program and other home visitors, CHWs, peer recovery coaches, peer support specialists, and other professionals will receive a comprehensive training from McMillen Health on implementation of smoking cessation curriculum and resources. Those receiving the training will provide the nine-module curriculum to at least 75 low-income pregnant women receiving their services. Both pre-and post-assessment surveys will be implemented with pregnant women receiving the education to determine increase in knowledge and behavior changes related to smoking.
Awarded Amount $70,618.13

Addressing Gaps in Infant Mortality


The Milk Bank
Grant funds will be used for the following: 1) facilitating bereavement supports groups, blood testing for bereavement milk donors, as well as outreach to provide education/bereavement materials to health providers; 2) welcome kits, bereavement kits, and breast pumps; and 3) costs associated with an Advancement Director’s work in developing and implementing activities that support lactation during bereavement.
Awarded Amount $70,266.89