Grants provided to three organizations for the following initiatives:
- Please Pass the Love ($20,000): School Mental Health Groups will continue to provide direct therapeutic mental health services to students, school staff, and families, specifically targeting historically underserved and unrepresented populations.
- Polk County Health Department ($15,000): The Polk County Health Department will work alongside ethnic community-based organizations to determine the health and mental health gaps in our community utilizing surveys, focus groups and interviews. The Polk County Health Department will train and pay members from ECBOs to serve as community health workers to facilitate the process.
- Oakridge Neighborhood ($7,500): unevictIA Eviction Mapping Exhibit - Building for Stability will engage the community perspectives on spatial equity and place imagineering by providing interactive encounters with housing instability data and the space to imagine stable and accessible futures.