The Foundation announced awards of approximately $3.5 Million for its spring 2016 grant-making cycle. The awards were given to nine organizations working on a range of issues: (READ MORE)
Legal Action Center
NYS Medicaid Enrollment/Linkages to Health Care of People in the Criminal Justice System
The grant supports the identification and promotion of partnerships among state and county health and corrections agencies, health insurance exchanges, Medicaid, New York State's new Health Homes, and substance use disorder/mental health service providers throughout the state to maximize enrollment and retention in Medicaid coverage within the context of the Affordable Care Act provisions. It will also explore linkages to healthcare services, for individuals at all stages of the criminal justice system, with particular emphasis on those being released from incarceration into their home communities.
In January 2015, Community Solutions launched Zero: 2016 to help participating communities end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015 and chronic homelessness by the end of 2016. Community Solutions will work with 71 participating communities, training them to design and implement coordinated assessment and housing placement systems and to make data-driven decisions with time bound goals.
The Foundation's grant-making program is centered on the concepts of health and well-being. The Foundation's purpose is to promote and support effective and creative programs, practices and policies related to healing from illness, accident, physical, social or emotional trauma, and to extend the availability of programs that promote healing to underserved populations.