This year, the Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Community Grants will be awarded to the following local organizations:
will expand its model of providing prescription medications for chronic medical conditions to the uninsured, under-insured, seniors, low income and other disenfranchised in the Five Cities area. APA is now able to offer the APA Diabetes Supplies Program which offers free and discounted diabetes supplies.
Five Cities Meals on Wheels ($5,000) Delivers meals to residents with extremely compromised health who cannot furnish their own meals. Many are in single person households and others are in difficult financial circumstances. Some clients need service for a prolonged period of time while others require short-term assistance with meals.
Funding will provide for continued support to the most medically and financially fragile members of our community and outreach will expand to education and testing to "baby boomers" due to the most recent Centers for Disease Control hepatitis C testing recommendations.
($10,000) Provides uninsured men and women (ages 16-64) throughout SLO County with a medical "home" where the focus is on early detection and treatment, and can serve as a portal for other needed services.
($2,000) Funding will resolve transportation barriers for Latina victims living in geographically isolated regions of southern San Luis Obispo County by providing needed gas cards and/or bus passes to allow them to access mental health counseling services at the agency's San Luis Obispo and Grover Beach counseling centers.
($4,000) SLO Hotline is a 24 hour free and confidential call center serving the entire county of SLO. Staffed by compassionate and highly-trained volunteers and employees, SLO Hotline is devoted to calls that are categorized as suicide prevention, mental health crisis management, support, information, referral, education and stigma elimination being the new component for SLO Hotline.
Transitions – Mental Health Association's
Women's Shelter Program of SLO County
SLO Noor Foundation
SLO County AIDS Support Network ($3,943)
Alliance for Pharmaceutical Access, Inc. ($5,000)