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Focus on Health








This philanthropic arm of Deaconess Associations, Inc. funds initiatives that provide primary care, oral health, and behavioral health services to the underserved.

Winter 2021
Deaconess Associations Foundation Awards $635,000 in Grants to Provide Behavioral Health Services to the Underserved

Back2Back $40,000 Training in trauma informed care
for youth & families
Big Brothers Big Sister
of Butler County
$20,000 Mentoring for at-risk youth
Cancer Family Care, Inc. $20,000 Telehealth counseling
Children's Home of NKY $75,000 COVID-related modification of
day treatment program
Cincinnati Music &
Wellness Coalition
$10,000 Music program for Bhutanese refugee youth
Epilepsy Alliance of Ohio $20,000 Maintenance & enhancements for
Epilepsy Counseling Program
First Step Home $20,000 Maternal Addiction Program support
Focus on Youth, Inc. $20,000 Mental health support for youth at
West Chester Boys & Girls Club
Glad House $15,000 Enhancement of CHAMPS program
for children of addicted parents
Greater Cincinnati
Behavioral Health Services (GCB)
$65,000 Coordination of physical and
health care needs for most vulnerable
clients in Hamilton County
Holly Hill Child & Family Solutions $20,000 Increased telehealth access
HOPE Community Center
Tri-State Peer Support Team
$10,000 Peer support for first responder
mental health needs
IKRON $50,000 Expansion of programming for
integrated behavioral health services
Lighthouse Youth Services, Inc. $50,000 Care Navigator Program to connect youth
to insurance and mental health services
Mental Health of America
of NKY & SW OH
$25,000 Pro bono counseling for the
uninsured & underinsured
MindPeace $25,000 Youth mental health support
St. Aloysius Orphanage $50,000 Program expansion for children
with severe emotional disorders
The Health Care Connection $100,000 Expansion of integrated
behavioral health program


Fall 2020
Deaconess Associations Foundation Awards $1,069,800 in Grants to Provide Healthcare Services to the Underserved
Eight area organizations were recently awarded grants for oral health service initiatives:




















These four area organizations were awarded grants to support primary care services:











“Providing increased access to primary care and oral health services is a critical component of a
person’s overall health and well-being," observed Tony Woods, Executive Chairman of the Foundation. "We’re very pleased that these initiatives will serve a diverse group of individuals who would otherwise go without much-needed healthcare.”

The need is great. Out of the 2.2 million people in Deaconess' nine county grant focus area, 39% (872,498) fall into the federal poverty threshold. Over half are not served by health centers and about 7,000 are homeless; numbers are on the rise. Deaconess Associations Foundation invests in advancing access to health care services for those most in need. Advancing health, advancing people.


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