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Funded Programs

  

EDUCATION

Youth After School Camp (ARC of Martin County)
After school and camp opportunities for youth ages 3 to 22 years of age with developmental disabilities.
$7,000.00

 

K-8 Academic Success (Boys and Girls Club of Martin County)
This funding is part of the local match dollars needed for the overall partnership with Americorp, Martin County School District and the Boys and Girls Club to provide mentors for struggling children in our school district.  
$55,000.00
 

 

VPK Program (Gertrude Walden Childcare Center)
Voluntary Prekindergarten or VPK gives children a jump start by preparing them for school and enhancing their pre-reading, pre-math, language and social skills.
$66,000.00
 

 

VPK Summer Slide (Gertrude Walden Childcare Center)
The VPK Summer Slide Program offers high-quality programs that include high literacy standards, developmentally appropriate curricula, manageable class sizes, and qualified teachers.  This program helps children maintain their skills over the summer break so that they are prepared for kindergarten. 
 $24,000.00

 

Baby Steps (Helping People Succeed)
Individualized home based and group parenting education, developmental play instruction, behavioral support, infant massage instruction, baby calming techniques, and early brain development education.
$28,000.00


 

Shelter Literacy Program (Hibiscus Children’s Center)
Provides a comprehensive approach to improve academic proficiency for abused and neglected children in Martin County residing at the Hibiscus Children's Shelter in Jensen Beach.
$10,000.00

 

Increasing School Readiness (Hobe Sound Early Learning Center)
Enhanced curriculums to ensure our students enter Kindergarten ready to succeed in school and life.  The enhanced curriculum also focuses on developing all other aspects of the child’s development beyond the academic.
$20,000.00

 

Opening Doors for Autism (Hope Center for Autism) 
This educational program addresses the needs of parents and individuals who are on the autism spectrum by providing training, mentors and support.  
$10,000.00

 

Hope Rural School (Parent Outreach)
Provides parenting classes, garden projects and children’s wellness programs for parents and students in the Indiantown community.
$22,000.00

 

Summer Reading Camp (Martin County School District)
A summer reading camp for first graders who are borderline proficient in their score on the Florida Standards Assessment.
$15,800.00

 

Getting Ready for Kindergarten  (Martin County School District) 
A summer program for children entering kindergarten with suspected below level literacy mastery and Professional Development for VPK teachers at child care centers.
$25,000.00

 

Language and Literacy Connection  (Helping People Succeed) 
This program will provide community outreach and education on the importance of language and literacy to children.  
$12,500.00

 

High Hopes  (CASTLE) 
This is a unique program that offers support to children who are experiencing the emotional consequences of family change including divorce or separation, displacement, deployment, and incarceration.  
$5,000.00

 

Butterflies VPK Program (Dunbar)
This program will provide children structured activities and projects to supplement the VPK program and reinforce learning skills to ensure school readiness. 
$7,500.00

 

Redirection & Positive Behavior (YMCA)
This program is for the purchase of Positive Action Curriculum and the drum equipment needed to run the program. 
$14,150

 

BISS/Mentoring (Big Brothers Big Sisters)
Through this program Big Brothers Big Sisters matches elementary school aged children with role models in an after school setting.
$5,000

 

Education total $326,950.00

 

HEALTH
 
Family Nurse Consultant (Alzheimer’s Community Care)
Alzheimer’s Community Care’s (ACC) Family Nurse Consultant program provides services and resources for families living with Alzheimer's disease to enable them to care for their loved one at home with dignity and safety throughout the disease progression
$48,000.00

 

Specialized Day Care Center (Alzheimer’s Community Care)
Alzheimer’s Community Care’s Specialized Alzheimer’s Care and Service Centers provides therapeutic care for patients and much needed respite for family caregivers.
$27,000.00

 

Children and Family Counseling (Catholic Charities)
Provides Masters-level counselors, some multi-lingual, for children, adults, couples and families, seen as individuals or in groups, on a sliding scale fee.
$11,000.00

 

Children’s Medical Program (Children’s Emergency Resources)
Pays for health care related services for children from families at or below the poverty level who have no health insurance and/or are underinsured.
$20,000.00  

 

Adult Day Health Program (Council of Aging on Martin County)
Core services that enable seniors in Martin County to maintain independence by delaying institutional placement and provides respite services to their caregivers families.
$20,592.00

 

Dangerous Decibels  (Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services)
Advocates for instituting the Dangerous Decibels Program in all elementary schools.The program is designed to teach children the dangers of loud noise and therefore stem the rising tide of noise-induced hearing loss.
$7,500.00

 

Norman C. Hayslip Residential Treatment Center  (DATA- Drug Abuse Treatment Association) 
CARF accredited substance abuse residential treatment program that is dedicated to serving males ages 13 through 18 with their addiction. 
$15,000.00  

 

Medical Services and Case Management (Epilepsy Foundation of Florida)
Promote the health of individuals with epilepsy by providing affordable or no cost neurological care including access to antiepileptic medications such as AEDs, and adjunct services such as blood tests and neuroimaging studies.
$3,500.00

 

Client Choice Pantry  (House of Hope)
Client Choice food pantries in Hobe Sound, Stuart, Jensen Beach, & Indiantown. Nutritious options are offered to food insecure residents and include fresh fruits, produce, dairy products, deli products, meat, non-perishable food, bread, & baked goods.
$35,000.00

 

Little Lights Dentistry (Light of the World Charities)
Provides a dental practice for children age 12 months to 18 yrs, including comprehensive treatment plans, fillings, cleanings, as well as educational and nutritional information for both child and caregivers.
$15,000.00

 

Healthy Mother/Healthy Babies Client Services (Martin County Healthy Start)
Collaborative effort of six agencies/funders to provide prenatal care and labor/delivery management services to Martin County's uninsured pregnant women and their newborns, as well as wrap-around services (childbirth education, nutrition counseling, emergency transportation etc.) to program clients.
$24,500.00


 

Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies Service Delivery (Martin County Healthy Start) 
Development and implementation of a community based plan that focuses on system and resource issues, and helping to ensure access to maternal/child healthcare, including prenatal, pediatric and women’s well healthcare.
$7,500.00

 

Head Start (Martin County School District)
Head Start will  provide culturally sensitive, low literacy materials that will engage and empower families to make health decisions.
$3,000.00  

 

Substance Abuse Program (Project LIFT)
Intensive 14-week sessions combining occupational skill development, substance abuse treatment, group and individual mental health therapy, mentoring and family functional treatment. Upon successful treatment members are then given the opportunity to participate in our long term After Care program.
$17,500.00

 

Yes Program (Tykes & Teens)
Provides individual, family, and group services to adolescents to prevent substance use by those at-risk for use and to eliminate substance use by adolescents who have already used substances. The YES Program has recently added the additional service of individual and group therapy for youth with eating disorders.
$15,000.00

 

Molly's House
This grant will assist Martin County individuals and families during times of medical crisis to be able to stay at Molly’s House.
$5,000

 

Social and Communicative Competence Program (Tykes & Teens)
This program is for 4th grade level and will support the delivery of social-cognitive skills building groups for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as those in the general population with social skill deficits.
$5,000

 

HEALTH TOTAL $280,092

 


 

FINANCIAL STABILITY 
 
Crisis Hotline (211 of Treasure Coast)
211 HelpLine provides telephone counseling, crisis intervention, suicide prevention and comprehensive information & referral services, 24 hours a day 7 days per week to individuals in need of support.
$30,000.00

 

Project ABLE (ARC of Martin County)
 Provides education and training on employable skills to include behavioral, communication, computer and other related vocational skills to persons with disabilities who have no other funding source for services.
$28,500.00

 

Financial Stability Clothing Program  (4Cs- Caring Children Clothing Children)
Provides at no cost, gently used clothing, new underwear and socks, and a voucher towards the cost of new school shoes.
$15,000.00

 

Meals on Wheels (Council on Aging in Martin County)
Preventing hunger through the provision of home-delivered meals to seniors identified as being homebound with limited access to nutritionally sound meals.
$10,000.00

 

Community Living (Helping People Succeed)
 Provides adults with significant disabilities learning experiences in community environments by providing work and volunteer opportunities, educational classes, leisure, recreational and cultural activities.
$19,000.00

 

Golden Gate Center for Enrichment (House of Hope)
Empowering life skills trainings, vocational workshops and certifications all provided at no cost to the participants. Learning opportunities will include, but not be limited to: GE17D, ESL and Adult Literacy - The Martin County Library System; Career choice and training opportunities - Indian River State College; Warehousing, Safe food handling, and Merchandising – House of Hope; Agriculture – IFAS( Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences/Univ. of Florida)  & House of Hope; Health and Nutrition - MC Health Dept.
$20,000.00

 

Project HOPE (House of Hope) 
Assists qualified Martin County residents with rent/mortgage, utilities, prescriptions, medical co-pays, and other household or transportation expenses.
$45,000.00

 

Core Program (Legal Aid)
Provides pro bono civil legal assistance to those who cannot afford legal representation in Martin County.
$7,500.00

 

Building Lives, Protecting the Community (Life Builders of the Treasure Coast)
 Seeks to reduce crime, recidivism, and assist low-income individuals who come in contact with the Treasure Coast courts as a consequence of criminal behavior or a dependency action.
$5,000.00

 

Work Readiness Program (Mary's Shelter of the Treasure Coast)
Provides pregnant women at the shelter and in the community with education and work experience opportunities through related vocational certification courses, volunteering and internships needed to secure and maintain employment to enable them to provide for themselves and their baby.
 $15,000.00

 

Transportation/Employment Services (Project LIFT)
Project LIFT provides a 14 week Intensive outpatient substance abuse program coupled with vocational skills training for young men and women in Martin County. One of the byproducts of the Project LIFT experience is a restored or repaired vehicle which is provided to a Martin County family in need.
$15,000.00

 

Pre-Apprenticeship Certification Program (Project LIFT)
This allows the teens access to a career pathway in carpentry with a livable wage.
$10,000.00 challenge grant

 

Domestic Violence Shelter Services (SafeSpace)
Provides comprehensive programming to victims of domestic violence and their children to break the intergenerational cycle of abuse and ensure victims safety while encouraging maximum self-sufficiency.
$50,000.00

 

Basic Needs Program (Salvation Army)
Provides crucial services needed to keep families healthy and in their homes such as assistance with rent, utility and prescriptions for families/individuals in crisis.
$11,000.00

 

Compassion House (Salvation Army)
Provides shelter, food, clothing and other necessities to homeless women and women with children while they work to transition to stable housing.
$15,000.00

 

Whole Child Connection (Treasure Coast Food Bank)
One stop shop for Martin County families to become more self-sufficient in the areas of health, education, and employment.
$5,000.00  

 

Project Search (ARC of Martin County and Helping People Succeed)
An internship program that provides employment opportunities to young people who have significant disabilities and are transitioning from high school to work.
$20,000.00

 

Backpack and School Pantry Program (Treasure Coast Food Bank)
In the setting of a traditional school or after school site, the Back Pack Program provides a variety of shelf stable food, a weekends supply, directly to elementary students in need on a weekly basis. 
 $20,000.00

 

Children in Need of Services (Children’s Home Society)
This grant is to help assist Martin County Children who need transportation from the residential program in Vero Beach back to their home school in Martin County.
$5,000

 

Women in Transition Program (Mary's Shelter)
This program provides ongoing support to women and their babies once they leave the shelter so that to ensure that the client has the support needed to become self sufficient.
$6,600
FINANCIAL STABILITY TOTAL $352,600


 

UNITED WAY PROGRAMS
CHARACTER COUNTS! 
A partnership with schools, businesses and the community working together to advance character education by teaching and promoting the Six Pillars of Character.
$111,304

 

Volunteer Center
Engages persons of all ages and backgrounds in volunteer service that enriches the individual and strengthens the community.  
$84,885

 

RSVP
Engages persons 55 and better in impact volunteer service. 
$130,991

 

United Way Holiday Project
United Way is the Local Coordinating Organization for the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program and provides these collected toys and food to referred families. 
$55,980


 

United Way Programs  Total $252,169
Community Impact Grants Total $959,642
Donor Designations Total $689,783
United Way Foundation Distributions  $41,000
Basic Needs/Emergency Assistance $24,610

GRAND TOTAL (Includes allocations and donor designations) $2,098,195