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Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation Grants to Support Connecticut Health Services Agencies

Five Connecticut health services agencies awarded a total of $6,760 in grants to create healthier communities

The Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation has awarded a total of $6,760 in grants to five Connecticut health services agencies to help fund community programs and create healthier communities throughout the region. The five Connecticut health services agencies are United Services Inc. ($1,500), Interfaith Human Services of Putnam ($1,000), Center for Hospice Care Southeast CT ($1,000), Safe Futures Inc. ($1,000) and United Community and Family Services Inc. ($2,260).

With a main office in Dayville and serving northeastern Connecticut, United Services Inc. was awarded $1,500 to help fund the agency’s Parent Support Group at the Center for Autism. United Services is one of Connecticut’s most comprehensive private, nonprofit behavioral health centers, providing mental and behavioral health education, prevention, treatment and social services to the adults, children, families and businesses of northeastern Connecticut since 1964.

Interfaith Human Services of Putnam was awarded $1,000 by the Foundation to expand the agency’s cloth diaper program and to provide potty training kits to families. IHSP is a human services organization serving those in need in the greater Putnam area.

Located in Norwich, the Center for Hospice Care Southeast Conn. was awarded $1,000 to provide support to the Special Care Fund, which gives assistance for emergency family needs, special therapies and services to patients, as well as bereavement counseling. The Center has spent more than 25 years providing quality care for people with life-limiting illnesses and support for their loved ones before and after death.

Safe Futures Inc. is based in New London and was awarded a $1,000 grant to provide the Healthy Relationships program to high school students at Griswold High School in spring 2015. Safe Futures strives to save lives, restore hope and change the future for those impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault in southeastern Connecticut.

Based in Norwich, United Community and Family Services Inc. was awarded a $2,260 grant to provide funding for dental supplies for the uninsured clients of their Mobile Dental Suite in Griswold and Plainfield, and to increase awareness of the program with new marketing materials. For more than 130 years, United Community and Family Services has been providing healthcare and community services to Norwich and the surrounding areas.

These donations are part of Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation’s commitment to help improve the resources and programming for health services agencies in high-need communities. In the past year, the Foundation has awarded more than $60,000 to help 38 local nonprofit organizations carry out their missions. According to Kevin Merchant, Foundation President, since its inception ten years ago the Foundation has awarded more than $500,000 to support organizations in its service area.