Grant Recipients 2007-2008

Asperger's Association of New England: To maintain a part time staff person to update and expand the database from which they make referrals for families of people with Asperberger's Syndrome.

The Bridge Fund of Massachusetts: To support a homelessness prevention program for families and individuals in the Newton area, giving support services and short term funding to people at risk of becoming homeless.

Families for Depression Awareness: To support programs that help Newton's middle and high school students who have depression and to produce and evaluate a resource booklet for students and one for their families.

Irving K. Zola Center for Persons with Disabilities at Brigham House: To provide lunch and snacks during regular drop-in hours when people with disabilities can meet, socialize, and attend, if scheduled, a special program like a workshop or an art show.

John M. Barry Boys and Girls Club: To continue and expand the Girls' Program offerings.

N.W.W. Committee for Community Living: To help fund a social worker position to counsel individuals with developmental disabilities who are living in the organization's residences.

Newton Child Care Fund: To provide funds for the Single Parent Workshop Series and Support Group and for child care scholarships.

Newton Community Service Center: To provide support for the agency's various programs for children, teenagers, and their families.

Science Club for Girls: To help pay for a site manager at the Myrtle Baptist Church site. The program aims to help eliminate gender gaps in science by providing young girls with extra support through instruction, mentoring and leadership opportunities.

The Second Step: To help pay for staff to support the Community Mentoring Program for abused women and their children who have sought shelter in their Newton residences.

WarmLines: To help provide low-income and single parents with full and partial scholarships for memberships and for child care searches and summer camp searches.

West Suburban YMCA: To help support the capital campaign for renovations to the Newton Y building and playing fields and for improvements at Camp Chickami and Frank A. Day (two year grant).