The Memorial Foundation provided 44 grants to nonprofit organizations in the second quarter of 2022. Grants will support a wide variety of vital services in Middle Tennessee, such as:
Westminster Home Connection
Westminster Home Connection (WHC) provides critical home repairs, mobility modifications, and sort-pack-move services to help low-to-middle income older adults and people with disabilities age in place safely and with dignity. WHC staff conduct site visits with the homeowner and case manager, assess the repair needs, and develop a budget for skilled labor and materials. Services are performed by an internal construction team, trained volunteers, and subcontractors such as carpenters, roofers, plumbers, HVAC contractors, flooring specialists, and movers who work at reduced rates. Since inception, WHC has completed renovations on over 1,700 homes for 2,500 people in 14 TN counties. In 2022, funding from The Memorial Foundation will support critical home repairs and home modifications for individuals in Davidson, Sumner, and Robertson counties.
Community Care Fellowship
Community Care Fellowship provides support and assistance to the unhoused and socially displaced. In 2022, funding from The Memorial Foundation will support:
- Stabilization Services – meet immediate needs including breakfast and lunch each weekday; access to showers, laundry, and hygiene items; pastoral counseling; local phone use and mailing address; and connections to partner agencies such as Mental Health Co-Op, Open Table, and Safe Haven. Over 2,000 individuals are served each month at their location in East Nashville.
- Transformational Services – address the systemic and cyclical nature of homelessness and poverty. Services include career counseling, temporary housing for up to 90 days, and rapid rehousing services. Temporary and Rapid rehousing services are provided in partnership with Metro Homeless Impact Division and seek to connect individuals and families with housing while providing wraparound case management, mental health support, gainful employment, and career counseling.
Healing Housing provides residential recovery services for women with limited financial resources who are recovering from alcohol and drug addiction. Participants receive supportive living services for up to 12 months while also receiving trauma-informed wraparound supports including medical and dental care, individual and group therapy sessions with a licensed counselor, an Intensive Outpatient Program, transportation to and from employment, psychiatric evaluations and medication management support, 12-step meetings, spiritual formation classes, financial mentorship, a cell phone plan, vocational training, and alumnae support. Last year, Healing Housing received 115 applications and served 34 women through residential recovery services. Funding from The Memorial Foundation will support the physical and mental health care needs of residents in 2022.
Together, these and other partner organizations are making a lasting impact in the lives of people in Middle Tennessee.