Health & Social Services

In the Health and Social Services program area, The Nord Family Foundation funds organizations and programs that address a wide range of human needs and aspirations, serving people of all ages. Consistent with the Foundation’s mission, there is a core value of service to the disadvantaged, ensuring access to basic services that support the overall well-being of children, youth and families. Within this broad spectrum there is an emphasis on funding for basic needs such as food and shelter, as well as early care and education, child welfare, youth services, and access to health care.

2014 Health & Social Services Grants

100 Men of Lorain County

Lorain, OH
$2,000

in support of the MLK Event and Mentoring Workshop

 

Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board of Lorain County

Lorain, OH
$15,000

toward Communities That Care Lorain County, Lorain County’s Drug Free Community Coalition working to prevent underage substance abuse

 

American Red Cross Northeast Ohio Region Lake Erie Chapter

Elyria, OH
$30,000

in support of Disaster Relief Services in Lorain County

 

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Columbia

Columbia, SC
$25,000

in support of general operations

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lorain County

Lorain, OH
$50,000

for continued general operating support for youth mentoring programming in Lorain County

 

Blessing House

Lorain, OH
$50,000

in support of general operations

 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cleveland

Cleveland, OH
$25,000

in support of core programming at the Saint Luke’s Manor Club

 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Lorain County

Lorain, OH
$45,000

in support of the summer camp initiative

 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Lorain County

Lorain, OH
$50,000

for continued general operating support for core programming and the SPARK Early Literacy Program

 

Camp Discovery at His Acres

Blythewood, SC
$50,000

in support of general operations and planning

 

Catholic Charities Corporation

Cleveland, OH
$60,000

in support of the Family Center and St. Joseph’s Shelter

 

Child and Family Resources, Inc.

Penn Yan, NY
$10,000

to support the early childhood education for parents and home child care providers, promoting literacy development

 

Child Care Resource Center of Cuyahoga County

Cleveland, OH
$10,000

toward the continuation and expansion of Prime Time Tutoring, a literacy intervention program for K‑5 students at local youth serving agencies

 

The Children’s Developmental Center

Amherst, OH
$35,000

continued general operating support toward outpatient rehabilitation services for disabled children and for strategic        planning

 

City of Elyria, Ohio

Elyria, OH
$10,000

in support of the Reach & Rise Discovery Camps

 

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

Denver, CO
$15,000

in support of the Health Outreach Program of the Stout Street Clinic

 

Colorado Meth Project

Broomfield, CO
$25,000

in support of Rise Above Colorado program expansion in Metro Denver

 

Columbia Oral Health Clinic

Columbia, SC
$10,000

general operating support toward the provision of oral health services for the uninsured HIV/AIDS population in the Midlands

 

Common Ground

Oberlin, OH
$45,000

in support of the summer camp initiative

 

Common Ground

Oberlin, OH
$50,000

for continued general operating support for core programming

 

The Conflict Center

Denver, CO
$20,000

in continued support of general operations toward services for individuals, families and communities

 

The Delores Project

Denver, CO
$25,000

in support of general operations

 

Denver Inner City Parish

Denver, CO
$10,000

in support of the Summer Day Camp and After School Program

 

The Diocesan Council Society of St. Vincent de Paul Cleveland Diocese

Cleveland, OH
$2,000

in support of the food pantry at St. Agnes Church in Elyria

 

Doctors Care

Littleton, CO
$20,000

in support of general operations

 

Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center

Cleveland, OH
$20,000

in support of the Safe and Sound Supervised Visitation Program

 

Easter Seals of Northern Ohio

Elyria, OH
$11,000

for a strategic restructuring process with the Children’s Developmental Center

 

El Centro De Servicios Sociales

Lorain, OH
$70,000

toward strategic plan implementation, over two years and the Adult Supportive Services Program

 

Eliza Jennings Senior Care Network

Lakewood, OH
$25,000

to create a SAIDO Learning Web‑based Data Flow System

 

Family Planning Services of Lorain County

Elyria, OH
$40,000

in support of general operations

 

Family Promise of Lorain County

Oberlin, OH
$40,000

in support of general operations

 

The Family Shelter

Columbia, SC
$40,000

in support of general operations

 

Florence Crittenton Services of Colorado

Denver, CO
$25,000

in support of Healthy Families Programs

 

The Gathering Place

Denver, CO
$25,000

in support of general operations

 

The Good Samaritan Clinic

Columbia, SC
$15,000

for continued general operating support for El Buen Samaritano, providing medical and dental services for uninsured Latino patients

 

Health Law Advocates, Inc.

Boston, MA
$20,000

in continued support for the Mental Health and Addiction Parity Project for Boston’s Children

  

Horizon Education Centers

North Olmsted, OH
$20,000

toward professional development for teachers in the Ready Set Go…to Kindergarten school readiness program

 

Humility of Mary Housing, Inc.

Akron, OH
$12,500

toward capacity building for The Collaborative to End Human Trafficking

 

Little Lighthouse Learning Center

Lorain, OH
$20,000

for continued general operating support toward core programming

 

Lorain County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Inc.

Lorain, OH
$52,000

in support of the Botvin LifeSkills Training Program

 

Lorain County Free Clinic, Inc.

Lorain, OH
$70,000

in continued support of general operations, providing medical services to underinsured and uninsured Lorain County residents

Lorain County Office on Aging

Elyria, OH
$25,000

in support of the Kinship Caregiver Program

 

Lorain County Safe Harbor/Genesis House

Lorain, OH
$50,000

in support of the Community Education program

 

Lorain Lighthouse United Methodist Church

Lorain, OH
$11,440

in support of Camp I.D.E.A.S. (Individually Developed Educational Activities in the Summertime)

 

Love Inc. of Lorain County

Elyria, OH
$5,000

to coordinate community resources and volunteers to help people in need

 

MedWish International

Cleveland, OH
$60,000

in continued support of general operations toward medical surplus  recovery for humanitarian aid

 

Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc.

Columbia, SC
$30,000

in support of Housing and Homeless Services

 

Mercy Foundation of Lorain County

Lorain, OH
$35,000

in continued support of the Parish Nursing Program, a prevention initiative promoting health and wellness in urban communities

 

Merrick House

Cleveland, OH
$21,465

in support of the childcare program expansion

 

Midlands Housing Alliance, Inc.

Columbia, SC
$50,000

in support of general operations at Transitions

 

Milly’s Pantry, Inc.

Penn Yan, NY
$10,000

in support of the School Supplies Program

 

National Society to Prevent Blindness ‑ Ohio Affiliate

Cleveland, OH
$5,000

in support of the Vision Care Outreach Program in Lorain County

 

Neighborhood Alliance

Elyria, OH
$50,000

toward strategic plan revision and the Senior Nutrition Program, providing home‑delivered meals

 

The Nord Center

Lorain, OH
$50,000

toward a Closed‑door Pharmacy

 

North Coast Health

Lakewood, OH
$15,000

in support of general operations

 

North Ridgeville Community Care

North Ridgeville, OH
$10,000

for continued general operating support toward core programming

 

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH
$10,000

for the Apollo Outreach Initiative summer camp program

 

Oberlin Community Services Council

Oberlin, OH
$2,000

in continued support of scholarships for summer soccer camps

 

Providence House, Inc.

Cleveland, OH
$25,000

in support of the Crisis Intervention and Family Preservation Program

 

Rochester Area Community Foundation

Rochester, NY
$15,000

for the Yates Community Endowment in support of disaster relief services in Penn Yan, New York

 

SafeHouse Denver, Inc.

Denver, CO
$15,000

in support of the Counseling and Advocacy Center

 

The Salvation Army ‑ Elyria, OH

Elyria, OH
$20,000

in support of the Emergency Social Services Program

 

Salvation Army of the Midlands

Columbia, SC
$40,000

in support of the Feeding Program

 

Save Our Children of Elyria, Inc.

Elyria, OH
$30,000

in support of the After School Program

 

Save Our Youth

Denver, CO
$50,000

in continued support of One‑On‑One Mentoring and educational support

 

Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio

Lorain, OH
$75,000

to increase food resources to the Lorain County hunger‑relief network

 

Sistercare, Inc.

Columbia, SC
$41,000

in support of the Early Intervention Counseling Program

 

Trinity Housing Corporation

Columbia, SC
$25,000

in support of the Children’s Program at St. Lawrence Place

 

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland

Cleveland, OH
$5,000

toward Project SEARCH, a school to work transition program for young adults with disabilities

 

United Way of the Midlands

Columbia, SC
$10,000

in support of SC Mission 2014

 

Urban Peak Denver

Denver, CO
$20,000

to provide shelter and supportive services for homeless youth

 

Vital Connections of the Midlands, Inc.

Columbia, SC
$34,722

in continued support of general operations for the Children’s Garden

 

Vocational Guidance Services

Elyria, OH
$30,000

in continued support of general operations for VGS Elyria Center

 

Warren Village, Inc.

Denver, CO
$30,000

in support of general operations

 

Welvista

Columbia, SC
$50,000

in support of general operations

 

West Side Catholic Center

Cleveland, OH
$20,000

in support of the Drop‑In Center

 

The Women’s Shelter

Columbia, SC
$20,000

toward The Women’s Shelter Assertive Outreach, Training and Transportation Initiative

 

YMCA of Greater Cleveland

Cleveland, OH
$10,000

in support of the Vermilion Family YMCA

 

Youth Challenge

Westlake, OH
$14,000

for continued support for adapted sports and recreational programs for Lorain County children with physical disabilities

 

YWCA of Greater Cleveland

Cleveland, OH
$25,000

toward organization‑wide transition to a trauma‑informed care model of service provision

 

Lorain County Health & Dentistry

Lorain, OH
$2,000

in support of planning efforts to improve perinatal health outcomes

 

Lorain County Lutheran/Presbyterian Cooperative Ministry

Lorain, OH
$7,000

in support of food distribution and meal programs

Total Health and Social Services            $2,248,127

Grand Total of 2014 Arts & Culture, Civic Affairs, Education, Health & Social Services and Other Grants: $5,919,412

 

Other years: 2013, 2015