Trinity Health Foundation awards grant to Emory Valley Center

From left: Trinity Health Foundation Board member and Grants Chair, Dena Mashburn; Emory Valley Center President, Jennifer Enderson; Emory Valley Center VP of Opera- tions, Crystal Hicks: and Trinity Foundation Board member and Secretary, Becky Little at the recent Trinity Health Foundation Grant award presentation.
Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee awarded Emory Valley Center a Phase I, Treatment and Stabilization for Individuals Dual Diagnosed with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Mental Illness grant for $15,000.

Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee recently presented 23 area organizations more than $220,000 in grants for the 2019 Trinity Health Foundation Phase I awards. These grants will be used to plan community health-related projects that will compete for Phase II implementation grants later this year. More than seventy-five proposals were received from regional nonprofits and were categorized by impact and merit by the Trinity board. The organizations awarded grants will use the Phase I funding to research and plan details for project operations and sustainability culminating in a proposal for consideration of Phase II implementation funds.

Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee (Trinity) is a supporting organization of the East Tennessee Foundation. Trinity pursues its mission by convening stakeholders to understand the key health needs of the community while encouraging collaboration through project grants to non-profit organizations in our region.

“Emory Valley Center is focused on meeting the needs of people we support,” said Jennifer Enderson, Emory Valley Center President. “With grant awards such as this one from Trinity Health Foundation, we are able to expand services to accomplish our mission and help even more people in our community.”

Emory Valley Center has been meeting the needs of people with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities in the East Tennessee community for 64 years and currently provides a wide variety of services including: Community Integration, Education, Employment, Family Assistance, Pre-Vocational Training, Residential and Senior Services. This support reaches more than 1,400 adults and children, monthly in multiple East Tennessee counties.

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