Women’s Fund of Omaha 2018 Grants

Fall 2018, News
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BY NDUULWA KOWA

The Women’s Fund annually awards grants to local nonprofit agencies making a positive impact on the lives of Omaha’s women and girls.

ADOLESCENT HEALTH PROJECT GRANTS

The Women’s Fund will invest more than $3.7 million through the Adolescent Health Project to develop systems that will increase the availability of free testing, free treatment, and free prevention services for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The following organizations have been awarded grants to support their STD-related programs:

•           Charles Drew Health Center, Inc. (CDHC)

•           Douglas County Health Department

•           Nebraska AIDS Project (NAP)

•           Nebraska Medical Center Clinic at Girls, Inc.

•           Nebraska Medical Center – Immediate Care Clinics

•           Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition, Inc. (NUIHC)

•           North Omaha Area Health, Inc. (NOAH)

•           OneWorld Community Health Centers

•           Planned Parenthood of the Heartland

An additional $5.6 million has been invested across Nebraska to make all forms of birth control accessible to women ages 25 and under. Those grantees include:

•           Western Community Health Resources

•           Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska

•           Choice Family Health Care

•           Mary Lanning Community Health Center

•           People’s Family Health Services

•           Family Health Services

•           One World Community Centers

•           Good Neighbor Community Health Center

•           Planned Parenthood of the Heartland (Omaha and Lincoln)

•           Three Rivers Public Health Department

•           Midtown Health Center

•           Charles Drew Health Center

•           Nebraska Medical Center Clinic at Girls, Inc

FREEDOM FROM VIOLENCE GRANTS

The Women’s Fund of Omaha brings together a cross-sector network of survivors, law enforcement, service providers, and community stakeholders to advance the ultimate goal of decreasing sex trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault.

The Women’s Fund of Omaha will invest nearly $1.3 million into a network of organizations aiming to: expand training and education, increase responder support and capacity, strengthen and expand services, and ultimately develop a community of practice for shared learning and meaningful use of data.

To advance this work, the Women’s Fund of Omaha has invested in the following organizations:

•           Magdalene Omaha

•           Coalition on Human Trafficking

•           Creighton University Human Trafficking Initiative

•           Immigrant Legal Center

•           Nebraska Alliance of Child Advocacy Centers

•           Nebraska Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence

•           Project Harmony

•           Survivors Rising

•           Women’s Center for Advancement

•           Youth Emergency Services. W

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