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NPCHF funds capacity building grants for Your Way Home providers

Eleven nonprofits that provide direct services to clients through Your Way Home received capacity building grants, funded by the foundation. Grantees were announced at the 2nd Annual Your Way Home Summit, on May 29, 2014. These funds will assist the organizations in building and strengthening their internal infastructure in order to better serve their clients.

2014 Capacity Building Grantees

  • Carson Valley Children's Aid - $3,332 for various activities, including a mediation training and registration and travel expenses for two staff members to attend the National Conference on Ending Homelessness in July.
  • Genesis Housing - $1,425 for registration and travel expenses for two staff members to attend this conference.
  • Hedwig House - $6,000.00 for registration and travel expenses for two staff members to attend the same conference.
  • Inter-Faith Housing Alliance - $3,260 for the purchase and installation of a 5-line, 8-station integrated phone system.
  • Interfaith Hospitality Network-Main Line - $2,000 for website design.
  • Laurel House - $4,150 for strategic program planning to provide fee-based counseling services at Central Mental Health to develop the capacity to bill insurance companies for the provision of mental health services.
  • Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities - $3,500 to purchase computers and engage a consultant for strategic planning
  • Resources for Human Development-CHOC - $5,187 to send one staff member to The Sanctuary Institute for an intensive five-day training on the trauma-informed Sanctuary Model which seeks to support healing from psychological and social traumatic experiences by creating an organizational culture based on nonviolence.
  • The Salvation Army of Norristown and Pottstown - $5,187 (each) to send one staff member from each agency to this training as well.
  • Valley Youth House - $2,650 for desktop work stations for youth clients.

Your Way Home Montgomery County is a transformational partnership between government, philanthropy, nonprofits and community partners working to solve the problem of homelessness in our community. The North Penn Community Health Foundation is one of several private foundations that supports Your Way Home.