100WOMENSTRONG TAPS FIVE NONPROFITS FOR ADDICTION AND RECOVERY GRANTS, ADDS ADDITIONAL $10,040 TO FUNDING TO HELP SPUR PROGRAMS IN LOUDOUN COUNTY
The philanthropic group plans to continue support of organizations focused on providing prevention, treatment or aftercare to those dealing with substance misuse or addiction
Leesburg, Va. – 100WomenStrong has earmarked more than $35,000 to support five programs that are bridging the gap for those in need of Addiction and Recovery services in Loudoun County. After realizing that – despite the growing need – they had not received requests for grants in these areas, the philanthropic group studied the issue of drug misuse, active addiction and recovery in Loudoun County and created the new grant program based on that research. Going forward, the group will include addiction and recovery in its focus on health-related grants during its regular grant-funding cycle.
“Research by the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Fauquier Counties showed a need for services that address the areas of drug misuse, active addiction and recovery, and we are more than pleased to support the vital work these programs are providing to Loudoun County residents,” said Judi Garlick, 100WomenStrong member who led the Addiction and Recovery project for the group. “We hope to bring attention to the lack of funding in our area and encourage private, public and governmental organizations to work together to come up with effective solutions and policies for our county. When clients have a place close-by to recover and prepare for a successful future, it takes strain off them and their families. The entire county will benefit.”
The five organizations chosen for 2019 Addiction and Recovery Grants are:
The Chris Atwood Foundation – $10,000
• Recovery Housing Scholarships for Loudoun County residents who have been accepted into a sober living home but need financial assistance to secure their place. These scholarships cover a one-time move-in fee and the first two weeks at sober living. Thesehomes are a proven and effective step in recovery, but many leaving treatment cannot afford them.
Youth for Tomorrow – $9,000
• Program expansion support for group’s addition of Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Program for Adolescents in Loudoun County. Through the program, Youth for Tomorrow will provide licensed, highly skilled and compassionate substance abuse treatment to assist adolescents achieve their long-term sobriety goals and help them plan for a healthy and productive future.
Inova CATS Patient Assistance Fund – $6,040
• Support for an individual and his / her family for Intensive Outpatient Program services for individuals transitioning from inpatient services for chemical dependency. At least 30 sessions of IOP therapy are needed to mitigate the chance of relapse, but, in some cases, insurance benefits will cover only the first 10 sessions. Many cannot afford to continue IOP services and dropping out significantly increases the risk of relapse.
Healthworks – $5,000
• Support the expansion of identification and treatment of substance abuse in women seeking family planning services at Healthworks. Family planning services provide an opportunity to conduct screening, intervention and referral to therapy if it is determined the patient is at-risk or at higher risk and in need of counseling for substance abuse or the risk of substance abuse.
PRS – $5,000
• Expansion of SA Peer Services program, which offers recovery support by trained andcertified individuals who have lived the experience of substance abuse, in Loudoun County.
100WomenStrong announced the new initiative in June and solicited proposals from nonprofit organizations, government agencies or school systems who directly and specifically impact Loudoun County for programs and / or community awareness and outreach in the areas of:
- prevention and / or treatment of substance misuse and addiction;
- aftercare services, housing and / or therapies for those who have been in a substance misuse or addiction treatment program; and
- programs above that apply evidence-based practices.
The group plans to continue to support organizations that provide addiction and recovery as part of their regular grant cycle’s health focus.
Formed in 2008, 100WomenStrong is a group of concerned philanthropists seeking to strategically invest in organizations and programs that enrich the lives of Loudoun County residents. They are committed to improving the quality of life for residents of Loudoun County, Virginia, through strategic grants to non-profits working in the areas of shelter, health, hunger and education. Members of 100WomenStrong connect and collaborate to leverage their philanthropic resources as a component fund of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties.
100WOMENSTRONG, SUNTRUST FOUNDATION CHALLENGING OTHERS TO DONATE TO EXPAND COMMUNITY SCHOOL INITIATIVE IN LOUDOUN
100WomenStrong has been working closely with Loudoun County Public Schools, Loudoun Education Fund, SunTrust Foundation, local nonprofits, educators, businesses and many others to change the face of education in Sterling, VA, through a pilot Community School Initiative (CSI) at Sterling Elementary School. Due to the rapid suburbanization of poverty, Title 1 schools like Sterling Elementary School need a wrap-around service approach that supports disadvantaged students and their families, helps improve educational outcomes, and increases parental engagement. Since 2015, 100WomenStrong has funded the salary of a Community School Coordinator who works with community partners to bring enrichment programs into the school.
The philanthropic group has created a $100,000 challenge grant to expand the program to the six other Title 1 elementary schools in Loudoun County. SunTrust Foundation immediately stepped up to the challenge with a $100,000 donation. Together, they are asking others in the community to match their contributions to help raise at least $400,000 to expand this vital initiative that is reaping benefits for children, families and the community.
SunTrust Foundation Grants $100,00 to Loudoun Education Foundation to Expand Its Community School Initiative
For Immediate Release
Margaret Brown Audria Belton–SunTrust Foundation
(Leesburg, Va.) Nov. 8, 2018 – SunTrust Foundation has granted $100,000 to Loudoun Education Foundation to expand its Community School Initiative (CSI) to Forest Grove, Sugarland, Guilford, Sterling, Sully and Rolling Ridge elementary schools in Loudoun County as 100WomenStrong celebrates 10 years of investing in children at Title 1 Schools. 100WomenStrong has issued a challenge grant of $100,000 for the expansion and encourages other businesses and community members to match the $200,000 raised so far.
“The Loudoun Education Foundation is incredibly grateful for the generosity of the SunTrust Foundation,” said Dawn Meyer, executive director of the Loudoun Education Foundation. “This funding will help our most vulnerable students achieve academic success in the classroom while providing needed resources for their families at school.”
100WomenStrong Announces $279,550 in Funding For 27 Loudoun County Nonprofits
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Leesburg, VA – May 2, 2018– Loudoun County-based 100WomenStrong, a group of concerned local residents seeking to strategically invest in organizations and programsthat enrich their county, is donating $279,550 to 27 area nonprofit organizations to help them initiate, complete or supplement programs in 2018. With this year’s funding, the philanthropic group has now given more than $1.5 million to Loudoun County nonprofits to support transformational change in the areas of shelter, health, hunger and education.
“In December 2008, 12 people passionate about finding ways to improve the quality of life for Loudoun County residents came together to learn the best ways to help make that happen. Almost 10 years later, 40 passionate people continue that mission,” said Karen G. Schaufeld, 100WomenStrong founder and president. “We strive to grant the right amount to the right non-profit at the right time. We will not rest until all residents of our county achieve their full potential as active, contributing members of our community. We encourage all those who are inspired by this mission to join us.”