Several local non-profit groups in North Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties were on the receiving end of several grant awards provided by Dignity Health Central Coast on Friday morning. During a ceremony at The Cliffs in Pismo Beach, the local health organization announced more than $210,000 will be given to seven collaborative projects through its Community Grants Program, which benefits groups that are committed to improving the health of local residents.
“We are so pleased to be able to allocate this funding to these collaborative projects which will assist in providing education, health care, and support to Central Coast residents,” states Kathleen Sullivan, Vice President Post Acute Care Services for Dignity Health Central Coast. “This shared approach will make a greater impact in the community and aligns with our mission of providing care to the poor and underserved.”
The seven projects which received grant money consist of more than 20 separate organizations through both local counties. They include: Five Cities Homeless Coalition, Good Samaritan Shelter, Community Health Centers of the Central Coast, SLO AIDS Support Network, CAPSLO/The Center, SLO DRUG and Alcohol Services, Planned Parenthood, SLO Noor Clinic, SLO Noor Foundation, Alliance for Pharmaceutical Access, Alliance for Pharmaceutical Access, Eric Okerblom Memorial Clinic, HiCap and Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley, Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County, THRIVE Guadalupe Family Service Center, Pacific Pride Foundation, Community Health Centers of the Central Coast, Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, Lompoc, Transitions Mental Health Inc. and Santa Barbara County Public Health Department.