Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired (CCVI) recently received a grant for $65,000 from the Health Forward Foundation to provide specialized therapy services. Health Forward funding will support a portion of the salaries of therapists and specialists who provide services comprising CCVI’s core operating activities. CCVI has been offering...

KidsTLC, Inc. was recently awarded a $60,000 grant from the John W. and Effie E. Speas Memorial Trust to grow and improve our current technology infrastructure that will help us provide better care for our low income/underserved young clients. The grant funds will directly support a portion of our 2020 Technology Improvement project, which includes replacing/upgrading staff laptops and desktop computers, a facility management solution software, security cameras, and a payroll/HRS system.  Use of up-to-date laptops, enhanced technology and upgraded cameras will give these staff the flexibility and mobility they need to document client information on the spot and ease their administrative burden. This also gives all staff the option to work and document at home or anywhere they desire, so they can be more focused on direct services to clients while they are on the floor. Moreover, this capability will also give supervisors more access to real-time data on clients, so they can address issues faster, have more insight and information during treatment meetings, and coach staff appropriately.

ReDiscover was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from REACH Healthcare Foundation to support core operating expenses. ReDiscover will utilize 2020 REACH core support to assist with quality improvement (QI) (monitoring, learning, and evaluation). QI is always a critically important function for agencies. It has an even larger relevance now...

KidsTLC, Inc. recently received a grant for $50,000 from the REACH Healthcare Foundation to support core operating expenses. Core operating support from the REACH Foundation allows KidsTLC to use the funds where they are most needed and keeps our programs operating and sustainable. KidsTLC is well-equipped to serve and impact the lives of vulnerable youth and their families. At the heart of KidsTLC’s core values is the drive and desire to constantly improve programming, especially when a gap in services presents itself in our community. We increase access through partnerships in the community and by continuing to seek out ways we can extend our expertise and services into the community (both by placing providers at off site locations and offering training to youth serving professions such as medical professionals and educators).

KidsTLC, Inc. recently received a grant for $50,000 from the H&R Block Foundation to support staff training, consultation, and supplies focused on our agency’s “Philosophy of Care,” Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP). KidsTLC will purchase much needed workbooks, video cameras for consultation, and set up an AV room for live and video supervision.  Fees will be paid for DDPI Agency Certification as well as consultant-in-training/trainer-in-training fees for the two lead DDP senior staff. Throughout the year, staff will participate in various tele-video consultations with Dr. Hughes and Mr. McKellar while our seven therapists continue their practicum work.

Powell Gardens recently received a grant for $40,000 from the Louetta M. Cowden Foundation to implement and maintain a modern plant database, purchase a label machine, and install new signs that display taxonomic information for current living plants. The Gardens will acquire the IrisBG database that supports emerging technologies,...