Health & Well-Being

We recognize that early childhood trauma, as well as ongoing chronic stress from living with poverty, hunger, unsafe housing, community violence, and discrimination, greatly affect behavior, development, and physical health. Overwhelmingly, studies find that these non-medical factors play an even larger role in determining people’s health and well-being.

Our nonprofit partners understand this complex interplay and the subsequent need to bolster protective factors within families and communities. Our partners are actively working to help families with parenting, life, and coping skills; to better integrate primary care, mental health, and social services; and to expand the availability of home and community-based services.

Family stability is central for lifelong healthy development. Strong families lead to better-educated, happier, and healthier members of that family, as well as more productive and safer communities. With the “whole-family” focus at the core of our work, we are pleased to support organizations that promote resiliency in children, families, and communities through prevention, intervention, resources, and support.

We invite you to review our 2018 Health & Well-Being Grantees.

Grantee Highlights

We are proud to partner with nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the families in the communities we call home.

Mamatoto Village (2016 Grantee)

Mamatoto Village is a Perinatal Family Support Organization based in Washington, D.C. It received a grant to expand maternity support and education for women and children.

The grant allowed Mamatoto Village to extend Maternity Support Services to 515 expectant and new mothers, including 103 who received services at pro-bono or reduced rates. Services include perinatal health education, social service support, care coordination, advocacy and parenting support during pregnancy and after delivery. Funding also expanded stipends to Perinatal Health workers and grew the Maternity Support Program to full-time, resulting in a 45% boost in enrollment.

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Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (2016 Grantee) 

The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) is dedicated to breaking the link between unhealthy housing and unhealthy children, striving for a world where no child’s potential is limited by their housing conditions. GHHI received a grant to educate and equip families with tools to create safe and healthy homes.

Through lead remediation, asthma education, relocation and weatherization, GHHI conducts housing interventions that reduce hazards, prevent illness and injury, and reduce energy costs. As a result, the organization is improving health, economic and social outcomes for families across the country.

GHHI interventions served 242 residents during the grant period, improving home quality for 75 families and offering grants to 13 families relocating to safe housing. Additionally, 201 Baltimore landlords received training on federal, state and local laws related to lead reduction resources and GHHI’s healthy homes standards.

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