Foundation for Community Health
The Foundation for Community Health is a health conversion foundation that was formed in 2003 when for-profit Essent Healthcare, Inc. purchased non-profit Sharon Hospital. The Foundation is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the communities it serves.
Regions: The Foundation serves the rural county of Litchfield, in Connecticut, as well as the rural county of Columbia and partially rural county of Dutchess, in New York.
Issues Supported: The Foundation for Community Health focuses on issues areas including dental care, family services, mental health care, out-patient health care, and residential care.
Grant Process and Application: The first step in the grant application process is to contact the Foundation directly. The next step is to submit a two-page letter of intent describing your organization and project objectives.
Grant-Making Per Year: In 2019, the Foundation provided grants in the amount of $2 million.
Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: The McCall Center for Behavioral Health, located in rural Litchfield County, provides a range of services for individuals struggling with substance use disorder. The Center offers several recovery housing options with services for education support, employment support, and relapse prevention.
Connecticut Opioid Settlement Funds
Total Settlement Funds in Connecticut
- $300 million
- 15% allocated to local governments
- 85% to the state
- Opioid Settlement Fund and Opioid Settlement Advisory Committee will oversee spending
- Funds from three distributors will be paid over 18 years
- Funds from Johnson & Johnson will be paid over 9 years
- First payments expected in July 2022
- Not established
Spending So Far
- Matthew Fitzsimmons, Special Counsel for Opioids, Matthew.Fitzsimmons@ct.gov
- Office of the Governor Ted Lamont, 860-566-4840, contact form
- Office of the Attorney General William Tong, 860-808-5318, Attorney.General@ct.gov
How About Your County?
To get a quick overview of the resources available in your county, including gaps that may need to be addressed, visit the Recovery Ecosystem Index Map developed through a partnership between the Fletcher Group Rural Center Of Excellence, the NORC Walsh Center at the University of Chicago, and East Tennessee State University.
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