Foundation awards $893,802 to Southeast Missouri agencies

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Seven area organizations have received nearly $900,000 in grants from Missouri Foundation for Health as part of its basic support funding effort. The two-year grants help organizations maintain existing programs and services, the agency said Tuesday in a news release. Locally, these organizations received funding:

* Community Counseling Center, Cape Girardeau, $191,581. This grant provides operational support for the organization, which offers behavioral health and prevention services in five southeast counties.

* Cross Trails Medical Center, Cape Girardeau, $199,724. This grant allows the center, which provides medical and dental care, to enhance its reporting system and make improvements to its telecommunications system.

* Perry County Community Health Task Force, Perryville, Mo., $59,924. Funding supports expenses related to the organization's youth substance prevention program.

* Safe House for Women, Inc., Cape Girardeau, $43,688. Funding enables the domestic violence shelter to continue providing child advocacy services.

* Scott County Public Health Center in Benton, Mo., $100,000. This grant supports the health center's family planning and reproductive health services for low-income, uninsured and underinsured women.

* Southeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging, Cape Girardeau, $200,000. This grant provides food and supplies for the organization, which provides meals and nutritional services to the low-income elderly in New Madrid, Pemiscot and Scott counties.

For more details on how the local organizations plan to use the grant money, see Wednesday's Southeast Missourian.

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