Acenda Integrated Health, in Glassboro, received a $20,000 grant to support A Place to Call Home (APTCH), a one-stop, holistic, short-term living residence for mothers with opioid use disorder with the goal of achieving stability for the family unit by supporting a path to recovery.
After-School All Stars, in Newark, received a $25,000 grant to support its Health & Wellness programming, which provides opportunities for students to learn about leading a healthy lifestyle. The curriculum includes physical activity, nutrition education and academics.
America’s Grow-A-Row, in Pittstown, received a $25,000 grant to support the Produce Prescription Program that addresses obesity in Hunterdon County by providing access to fresh produce and nutrition education.
Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative, in Hackensack, received a $90,000 grant to support its diabetes prevention, education and monitoring program and the expansion of the program to its new Garfield location. This program is provided in English and Spanish for low-income, uninsured, pre-diabetic and diabetic patients in northern New Jersey.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Atlantic City received a $60,000 grant to support The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern New Jersey’s Youth in Action Initiative. The comprehensive education and leadership program is designed to engage the youth at the Gloucester, Camden, Cumberland and Atlantic county clubs, in an effort to address the opioid crisis in their communities.
Camden Community Partnership, in Camden, received a $100,000 grant to support Caring & Advancing Education Awareness and Prevention to Camden Families. This program aims to improve the health of youth and families in Camden City by tackling obesity, addressing social determinants of health and promoting new programs that integrate wellness and health in the city's public spaces/facilities.
Center for Family Services, in Camden, received a $50,000 grant to support RecoveryCorps, a program created to address the need for health promotion and disease prevention related to opioid abuse in southern New Jersey communities.
Cherry Hill Free Clinic, in Cherry Hill, received a 25,000 grant to support Healthy Neighbors Obesity and Chronic Disease Group Support, a program to improve the health outcomes for people at moderate or high risk for obesity, diabetes and hypertension.
Children's Aid and Family Services, in Paramus, received a $25,000 to support the Family Support Specialist for Opioid Overdose Recovery Program. The Family Support Specialist will provide education, support and guidance to family members and/or loved ones of opioid overdose survivors.
Community in Crisis, in Liberty Corner, received a $25,000 grant to support Community in Connection: A Healthy Lifestyle and Recovery Support Initiative, which provides community-level opioid prevention education programming as well as recovery support and referral services.
Covenant House New Jersey, in Newark, received a $25,000 grant to provide mental health education and support to youth experiencing homelessness in New Jersey.
DH Perfil Latino TV, in Millville, received a $15,000 grant to support a health education program to prevent obesity and diabetes, as well as promote cardiovascular health in the Latino community.
Diabetes Foundation, in Hackensack, received a $25,000 grant to support Diabetes Care & Prevention: Educating the Population to Promote Community Wellness, a prevention and education program provided in English and Spanish for patients with pre-diabetes and diabetes.
Eva’s Village, in Paterson, received a $25,000 grant to support Eva’s Village Recovery Community Center, a peer-driven, recovery-oriented community center that provides free recovery support services for the greater Paterson area.
First Tee of Essex County, in Newark, received a $20,000 grant to support The First Tee Health and Wellness Habits program at Newark's Weequahic Park Golf Course and Belleville's Henrick's Field Golf Course. The summer program uses golf to teach under-served youth about the relationship between good nutrition, physical activity and athletic achievement.
Gateway Community Action Partnership, in Bridgton, received a $25,000 grant to support Recovering Hope and Wellness, a project that provides professional and family-to-family peer support to parents in recovery, while aiming to prevent substance abuse among their children.
Greater Newark Conservancy, in Newark, received a $25,000 grant to support its nutrition education program, which encourages better nutrition by providing education, gardening activities and access to fresh produce.
Hopeworks 'N Camden, in Camden, received a $20,000 grant to leverage the expertise and experience of the Hopeworks Youth Healing Team to train high school students to become resilience ambassadors in their schools.
Integrity House, in Newark, received a $25,000 grant to support an opioid awareness and education program that targets hard-to-reach and vulnerable populations in Essex County.
Ironbound Community Corporation, in Newark, received a $25,000 grant to support The Healthy Living Project, which includes the maintenance of an urban farm, weekly farmers' markets, cooking demonstrations, nutrition classes, a bicycle club and field trips for Newark students.
Jewish Family Service & Children's Center of Clifton-Passaic, in Clifton, received a $25,000 grant to support a patient navigator program that provides case management and mental health services to high-risk, low-income families and senior citizens in Spanish and Hebrew. Services also include assistance with navigating the health care system and addressing social determinants of health.
Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, in Cherry Hill, received a $10,000 grant to support Fit for Kids!, an intervention program that educates and empowers children to prevent obesity and reduce their risk of diabetes by making healthier food choices and improving cardiovascular and strength endurance.
Main Street Counseling Service, in West Orange, received a $25,000 grant to support the Youth Group Prevention program, which provides free mental health education and support to elementary, middle and high school students in Newark and the Oranges.
Mental Health Association in New Jersey, in Springfield, received a $25,000 grant to support a program designed to prevent suicide among youth of color and LBGTQ+ communities by building and strengthening suicide prevention training at youth-serving organizations.
Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, in Livingston, received a $25,000 to provide mental health training and education to YMCA staff to assist and identify children at-risk or suffering from mental health disorders. The grant will also support the creation of a mental health initiative to address the mental health needs of the communities served by the Metro YMCA.
Millhill Child and Family Development Corporation, in Trenton, received a $20,000 grant to support Eat Right, Keep Moving, an obesity education and prevention program that aims to build a Culture of Health within the communities that Millhill serves.
New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, in Princeton, received a $50,000 grant to support the Mayors Wellness Campaign Mental Health Initiative, which provides community leaders and residents with education and training to increase understanding of mental health issues.
Parker Family Health Center, in Red Bank, received a $25,000 grant to support the Enhanced Diabetes Management Program, an obesity prevention initiative that aims to improve health for low-income patients without health insurance by providing diabetes prevention education and by offering increased access to social services.
Rutgers Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health, through Rutgers University Foundation in New Brunswick, received a $100,000 grant for the Culture of Health School Program, which aims to foster and promote healthy lifestyles to youth grades K-8th, by increasing physical and nutritional literacy.
Servicios Latinos de Burlington County, in Mt. Holly, received a $20,000 grant to support En Control de Mi Salud, a program that provides direct health assistance to Latino individuals and others who are obese, at risk of obesity, are pre-diabetic or have diabetes.
Shore Clubhouse, in Long Branch, received a $15,000 grant to help individuals with mental illness overcome barriers to care and gain access to employment, educations and other opportunities they need to be happy, confident, productive members of their community.
Skilz, through the Community Foundation of New Jersey, in Morristown, received a $25,000 grant to support a project to educate and raise awareness of opioid misuse among Newark area teens in grades 9-12, using peer ambassadors, interactive workshops and town halls.
St. Benedict’s Preparatory School, in Newark, received a $25,000 grant to support the Steven Grossman Student Counseling Center, which provides students with mental health education, resources and services.
The Salvation Army Kroc Center, in Camden, received a $35,000 grant to support their health and wellness program for youth and families, with a focus on obesity prevention and education.
UrbanPromise Ministries, in Camden, received a $40,000 grant to offer preventive mental health services and programming for children, youth and families in the City of Camden and neighboring communities.
Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey, in Holmdel, received a $25,000 grant to support their School-Based Nurse Practitioner Health Services Program, designed to provide obesity prevention education and chronic disease management in seven Monmouth County school districts.
Winter4Kids, in Vernon, received a $15,000 grant to support an obesity prevention program. The program uses snow sports as a way to teach underserved youth about the importance of physical activity, good nutrition and leading a healthy lifestyle.
YMCA of Greater Monmouth County, in Shrewsbury, received a $35,000 grant to support its Community Education and Prevention Training Initiative, which aims to educate community members on mental health to increase understanding and reduce stigma in Monmouth and Ocean counties.