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Gratitude from O'Connell Youth Ranch

Gratitude from O'Connell Youth Ranch

Posted Tuesday June 30, 2020
"We are grateful for the crisis funds we received from the Foundation and your funders at O'Connell Youth Ranch.    Covid hit and overnight we had almost 30 young men needing to complete the school year on the ranch-we definitely were not prepared for this.  Our homes did not have adequate internet coverage to accommodate the online schooling of all of the young men, so we had to upgrade these capabilities.  We also did not have computers with ...
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LINK During COVID-19

LINK During COVID-19

Posted Thursday June 25, 2020
As soon as restrictions were imposed after the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, LINK stepped up to address safety challenges in order to continue serving nutritious meals to anyone in Lawrence, no questions asked.  Thanks to the funds we received from the DCCF Crisis Response Fund Grant, as well as our volunteers and supporters, we have served an average of 360 meals per week during Covid-19 to hungry people in our community.  ...
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Just Food is here to help with access to healthy food!

Just Food is here to help with access to healthy food!

Posted Monday June 22, 2020
Just Food stepped up to provide access to healthy food for the Douglas County Community in a major way over the last four months.  Our donors and supporters were there to help every step of the way!  Just Food received a Crisis Response Fund for $10,000 to aid in the increased need caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Thanks to all who supported the Douglas County Disaster Relief Fund, and thank you Just Food for being there for our community. ...
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Cottonwood Foundation: For life-changing work

Cottonwood Foundation: For life-changing work

Posted Monday June 1, 2020
The energy, excitement, friendliness, and joy you see as you walk through the spaces at Cottonwood are truly special, and they are a proud tribute to the powerful and life-changing work the organization has been doing in Douglas and Jefferson counties over the last 46 years. Cottonwood serves more than 600 individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD). The opportunities provided to live independently, work in a rewarding and supportive environment, ...
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Ballard Kids are Going Green!

Ballard Kids are Going Green!

Posted Wednesday May 27, 2020
The Ballard Community Center is putting the Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund grant they received in 2018 into practice!  DCCF was thrilled to reach the latest news – a comprehensive recycling program for staff and students will begin in February.  We look forward to updates and exciting learning moments for children, the staff and all the Ballard families!  Here is the press release from our friends at the Ballard Center: ...
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Giving Back to The Arts Train

Giving Back to The Arts Train

Posted Tuesday May 26, 2020
Van Go has been making a difference in the lives of youth in our community for more than 20 years.  DCCF was pleased to be able to support a technology upgrade to help meet the organization’s mission “to improve the lives of high-needs youth using art as the vehicle for self-expression, self-confidence, and hope for the future.” ...
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TTHO: Building Stability Case Management Program

TTHO: Building Stability Case Management Program

Posted Tuesday May 26, 2020
Tenants to Homeowners has been working with families in our community to find stable and affordable housing for more than 25 years.  As a part of their wrap around services, TTHO staff have been working with families to provide much needed counseling interventions connecting families with the supports and organization resources they need to remain housed.  In 2018, TTHO was awarded a community grant continue and expand the Building Stability Case Management Program ...
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Making an Impact: LATTE Awareness and Prevention Education

Making an Impact: LATTE Awareness and Prevention Education

Posted Tuesday May 26, 2020
Lawrence Anti-Trafficking Taskforce and Education Association (LATTE) was awarded a 2018 Community Grant to increase LATTE’s capacity for human trafficking awareness and prevention education. Working with area high school students, LATTE created an activity that provided tools and information for young people to help make a difference in addressing this critical issue. ...
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Community Mercantile Education Foundation is Growing Hope!

Community Mercantile Education Foundation is Growing Hope!

Posted Tuesday May 26, 2020
The Community Mercantile Education Foundation (CMEF) received a community grant in Spring 2018 to launch the Growing Food, Growing Hope garden in collaboration with DCCCA First Step at LakeView, a residential substance abuse treatment center. This project offers women and their children a healing, therapeutic outdoor space to nurture hope and provide practical skills to carry with them into their new future.  A year, later, the results are in, and they more than ...
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U-Step Walker Grants Patients Improved Mobility

U-Step Walker Grants Patients Improved Mobility

Posted Tuesday July 2, 2019
In the spring of 2018, Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association, Inc. (VNA) requested $5151.00 to purchase therapy equipment, diagnostic tools and therapy software for use in VNA’s Home Health program. This grant would help VNA’s patients build strength and balance, prevent falls and improve motor ability, endurance, range of motion, dexterity and agility.  Since receiving the grant, VNA is reporting amazing results! ...
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