Who We’ve Helped

2017 grant recipients

All Newton Music School: To provide music scholarships for Newton girls who are economically eligible.

Barry L. Price Rehabilitation Center: To fund scholarships for the ASCENT program, which helps young men and women with developmental disabilities as they transition out of the public school system.

John M. Barry Boys and Girls Club: To support the Girls’ Services Program, which provides education and programs specifically designed for girls, ages 5 – 18, that enhance girls’ physical and emotional health.

The Bridge Fund: To support a homelessness prevention grant and loan program, which assists people threatened with eviction and homelessness.

CAN-DO (Citizens for Affordable Housing Development Organization): To support services that strengthen formerly homeless families as they move toward financial stability and self-sufficient lives.

Communities United: To support early childhood education for Newton girls who are economically eligible.

Families for Depression Awareness: To support the Teen Depression Program, which trains parents, school staffs, youth workers, and caring adults to recognize depression in teens and intervene.

Family Access of Newton:  To support services for women and children and strengthen young families in Newton through Counseling and Consultation programs, Literacy Services, Child Assault Prevention Education, and its Early Learning Center child care.

Freedman Center for Child and Family Development at William James College: To expand New Parent programs and Playtime programs, which provide group programs focused on parents’ nurturing skills and practices in early stages of parenting and family life.

Newton At Home:  To support reduced fee memberships for low-income senior women,, providing access to practical services, such as transportation, help with household tasks, minor repairs, and help with use of electronic devices.

Newton Community Development Foundation:  To support its Youth Center program, open to young residents of NCDF properties and their families, providing a safe and structured drop-in location for enriching after-school activities.

Newton Wellesley Weston Committee for Community Living:  To support its Community Access Program which creates opportunities for community connections and recreational activities for Newton individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities;

Parents Helping Parents of Massachusetts: To support a weekly support Newton-based group for parents to discuss strategies and learn new tools to parent their children, from creating nighttime routines for younger children to handling the stress during high school years. 

The Second Step: To support services to Teen Girls’ Groups, including support for the IMAGINE Program, which serves young women who have been impacted by domestic violence by helping them build positive relationships, and make healthy choices; and to support community outreach and prevention of domestic abuse and teen dating violence.

West Suburban YMCA:  To support the Youth and Government™ program for local students, grades 7 to 12, which teaches values-based leadership and civic engagement.
 
Additional previous recipients:

Asperger’s Association of New England

Big Sister Association of Greater Boston

Birthday Wishes

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center

Bridge Fund of Massachusetts

Camp Lightbulb

Caring and Sharing Telephone

Charles River ARC

Child Care Resource Center

The Children’s Room

Family Life Support Center, Inc.

GWARC, Inc.

Hospice of the Good Shepherd

Improbable Players

Interfaith Social Services

Irving K. Zola Center for Persons with Disabilities at Brigham House

The Literacy Connection

Multi-Service Center/Riverside

Newton Child Care Fund

Newton Community Service Center – Capital Campaign

Newton Food Pantry

The Newton Partnership

One With One

Parent Child Home Program

Reach Beyond Domestic Violence

Science Club for Girls

SOAR/RSVP

Suzuki School of Newton

Understanding Handicaps

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