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Summary of QHF Grant Awards ~ 2015 - 2016 Grant Cycle


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Community Ministries of Rockville
Established in 1967, Community Ministries of Rockville (CMR) is a non-sectarian 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to improve the quality of life for the most vulnerable residents of Montgomery County, Maryland. The organization provides its clients with basic health and human services and advocacy on their behalf, with the goal of helping them achieve and maintain self-sufficiency.  CMR operates five programs which work together to provide a complete safety net of essential services to those in need in Montgomery County.

The program supported by QHF is the Mansfield Kaseman Health Clinic which provides quality healthcare and healthcare education to Montgomery County’s low income uninsured and underinsured residents.  The $25,000 grant will fund a portion of the costs of three positions – Patient Navigator, Bilingual Health Education Manager and a Bilingual Welcoming Front Desk Worker. These positions will increase access to culturally and linguistically appropriate care, reaching underserved populations and improving dissemination of health information. 
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Myrtle Tyler Faithful Fund, Inc.
The Myrtle Tyler Faithful Fund, Inc. (MTFF) was incorporated by the state of Maryland as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1985. The Zeta Healthy Aging Partnership (Z-HAP) operates under its auspices and has been an active participant in changing lives in Northwest Baltimore since 2010.

MTFF developed and built the Zeta Center for Healthy and Active Aging which is jointly operated with the City of Baltimore and serves the Park Heights and West Baltimore communities. Z-HAP is an award-winning program, created as a vehicle to engage older adults in health education and self-empowering activities.  Z-HAP collaborates with an impressive assemblage of more than 65 community agencies, projects and partners.

MTFF received the Goldgeier Award in the amount of $40,000 for Z-HAP. This award is in memory of Dr. Sheldon Goldgeier, former member and chairman of the QHF Board of Directors who devoted much of his practice to the treatment of cardiovascular and pulmonary disease.
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N Street Village, Inc.
N Street Village, a community of empowerment and recovery for homeless and low-income women in Washington, DC, was founded in 1972.  In 1995, after a successful capital campaign, N Street Village opened a new building to house its programs, including supportive services, program housing and affordable housing apartments. 

The organization provides comprehensive services addressing both emergency and long-term needs to approximately 1,000 women each year to achieve personal stability and make life-changing gains in their housing, income, employment, mental health, physical health, and addiction recovery.  A grant of $25,000 was provided to hire a part-time outreach advocate to engage women currently not connected to insurance and health care and connect them to these services.
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Previously Funded Grantees

Access Carroll, Inc.
Access Carroll, Inc., a non-profit organization, has provided high quality primary health care to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured residents of Carroll County since January 31, 2005.  In November 2012, the organization expanded its program to cover integrated health care including family dental care and recovery support services. The mission of Access Carroll is to improve pathways to health care for low-income and at-risk residents of Carroll County. The organization is the only fulltime safety-net provider in Carroll County and continues to move forward as a health leader and model of care delivery.  Access Carroll is a strategic partnership of Carroll County Health Department, Carroll Hospital Center, the Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County, Inc., and many other organizations and individuals representing the faith community, social service agencies, private charities, and the public at large. 

A grant of $25,000 supports the Integrated Pharmaceutical Program by partially funding the salary of the Pharmacy Manager. This program provides integrated pharmaceutical services for low-income and at-risk residents, with an emphasis on addressing chronic disease, prevention, maintenance, and education.
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Channel Marker, Inc.
Founded in 1982, Channel Marker, Inc.’s mission is to promote mental health by providing prevention programs, rehabilitation and community services to individuals and their families. The organization provides community-based psychiatric support and rehabilitation services to individuals of all ages who are diagnosed with mental illness and reside in Talbot, Caroline and Dorchester counties.

A grant of $40,000 was awarded to support the Health Home Program by funding additional Nurse Practitioner consultant hours and assisting in paying for unreimbursed health home services.  A care manager will work with the clients to emphasize health promotion, illness intervention and prevention practices.  The focus of the program this year is on evaluating baseline data to establish best practices for management of chronic disease for these patients.
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The establishment of DeafMD took three years of self-funded design and development using five volunteers, four of whom are deaf.  It remains a strictly volunteer program. Through word of mouth, more than 425,000 visitors to the website have viewed the 358 videos more than 1.6 million times since the site’s launch in 2010.

A grant of $25,000 was awarded to DeafMD to further their mission of providing sign language dependent Deaf individuals with clear, concise, and accurate health education in their primary and preferred language.  The project will focus on

increasing the deaf community’s knowledge of cardiovascular disease, including cause, symptoms, diagnosis, care, prevention and management. The information will be posted on the organization’s website with links to videos in American Sign Language.  In addition, the funding will allow the organization to share its work with deaf organizations across the United States and license the videos to hospitals and health clinics, creating sustainability.
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Doctors Community Hospital Foundation
Doctors Community Hospital (DCH) was founded in 1975.  It is a private, not-for-profit facility located in Lanham and is a modern 207-licensed bed institution with services ranging from advanced diagnostic imaging and cardiology, to state-of-the-art robotic surgery.  In addition to a medical staff of more than 500 physicians, DCH is supported by more than 400 volunteers who contribute about 20,000 hours annually.  Established in 1991, Doctors Community Hospital Foundation, Inc., is a Type I Section 509 (a)(3) non-profit supporting organization to DCH.  It raises funds and promotes philanthropic partnerships in support of the Hospital’s clinical and community programs.

DCH received a grant of $25,000 to support the “On the Road Diabetes Self-Management Program.”  The funds will be used to continue support for the Latino outreach initiative launched in early 2015, to support expansion into new high-risk areas, and to support a critical evaluation component needed to assess the success of the program during the last two years. DCH will continue to focus on key areas in 2015 and 2016 that will strengthen the entire program, specifically continuing the culturally-based patient outreach, education, navigation and follow-up services that are essential for the most at-risk areas in Prince George’s County. 
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For All Seasons, Inc.
For All Seasons, Inc. (FAS), a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation, was founded in 1986 and became a licensed outpatient mental health clinic in 2000.  FAS provides a full continuum of mental health treatment and supportive services to residents of the Mid-Shore through a 24/7 Hotline and strategically located offices in Kent, Queen Anne’s, Caroline, Talbot and Dorchester counties. The organization is committed to providing care to individuals and families with mental illness regardless of their ability to pay. 

A grant of $20,000 supports the Behavioral Health and Rape Crisis Center and will be used to serve a portion of individuals seeking mental health treatment who are uninsured and underinsured, are unable to pay for services and are not eligible for victim services grants.
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Frederick County Hepatitis Clinic, Inc.
The Frederick County Hepatitis Clinic, Inc. (FCHC) has been a 501 (c) (3) non-profit clinic since 2000.  Its mission is to provide access to care to people with viral hepatitis.  The program offers free hepatitis screening at local organizations and

provides treatment at the Clinic to patients confirmed with a quantitative infection of HBV and/or HCV.  Project goals are to identify persons infected with viral hepatitis as early in the course of their disease as possible and to provide these individuals with access to care.

A grant of $38,000 supports the Hepatitis Screening, Evaluation and Treatment Program and provides comprehensive care to uninsured, underinsured and working poor individuals infected with viral hepatitis in Frederick County. These efforts are targeted toward racial and ethnic minorities, the mentally ill, elderly, homeless, chronically ill, disabled, substance addicted, illiterate and immigrant populations.
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Help and Outreach Point of Entry, Inc.
Help and Outreach Point of Entry, Inc. (H.O.P.E., Inc.) has faithfully served the poor and homeless of the Tri-County area of the Eastern Shore for 15 years. Incorporated in 2007as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) agency, H.O.P.E., Inc. continues to serve the poor and the at-risk homeless population. The mission of the organization is to provide a safe place for the homeless, elderly, and disabled who are at or below poverty level by providing a single point of entry into multiple social services agencies and health care providers in the Tri-county area.

A grant of $40,000 provides staff support for the Health Outreach Ministry and allows the organization to serve approximately 2,000 to 2,500 clients. This funding will allow H.O.P.E., Inc. to provide the physical, emotional, financial, and spiritual support that clients need to create the change required to rise up and become productive members of the community.
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Light House
For 25 years, The Light House has provided emergency shelter, transitional housing, homeless prevention, and related support services to people who are homeless and at risk of homelessness in Anne Arundel County and central Maryland.  It is a 24 hour, seven day a week program that provides a structured environment in combination with professional clinical services to support and promote behavioral change and recovery, while empowering clients to gain the tools towards self-sufficiency. 

Light House was awarded $10,000 for its Power Up Your Pantry Program. The program provides cooking and nutrition classes in Spanish and English to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.  Participants receive groceries and cooking utensils.  This comprehensive nutrition program is designed to improve health outcomes that can lead to increased self-sufficiency and improved quality of life.
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Maryland Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped (MFDH)
MFDH and Donated Dental Services were founded in 1989 by member dentists from the Maryland State Dental Association.  The sole purpose of the Foundation is to facilitate the provision of pro bono dental care for low income adult Maryland citizens who are disabled by injury or illness, verifiably unable to pay for dental care, in need of substantial dental treatment and are ineligible for public aid. The Donated Dental Services Program improves access to dental care by providing free dental services to these individuals.

The grant of $35,000 will be used to recruit volunteer dentists and dental laboratories for the Program and provide case management for the patients.  Treatment will be completed for more than 400 eligible patients who will receive free dental care valued at over $1 million. 
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Partners in Care, Maryland
Partners in Care, a community-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is committed to enabling older adults to remain independent in their homes and engaged in the community. It is an almost-all-volunteer organization and has provided service to literally thousands of older adults at four sites in Maryland. 

A grant of $18,000 was awarded to support the Ride Partners Program in Anne Arundel County.  A major component of the program is access to health care. Volunteers use their own cars to provide no-monetary-cost rides for trips to doctor visits, hospitals, pharmacies and other destinations as well as provide other one-on-one, person–centered services to seniors.
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Salisbury University
The Lower Shore Early Intervention Program (LSEIP) is a grant funded program through Maryland State Department of Education and is a program of the Lower Shore Child Care Resource Center (LSCCRC), which is sponsored by the Salisbury University’s Seidel School of Education and Professional Studies. LSCCRC has been in existence since 2000 and is one of 12 child care resource centers in the state of Maryland serving child care providers, parents and children enrolled in licensed care.  LSEIP was established in 2007 and serves children in Worcester, Wicomico, and Somerset counties attending licensed childcare who are exhibiting behavior concerns.

A grant of $40,000 provides support for the Lower Shore Early Intervention Program which addresses behavioral and developmental concerns of underserved children from birth to five years of age. The Visiting Intervention portion of the program will be expanded to provide consultative services to families and children with behavioral and mental health needs who are not enrolled in licensed daycare programs. The program helps parents with intervention strategies for their children as well as assistance in navigating community resources.
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