Latest Resident Support
For the first grant period of 2018-2019 we approved 44 grants. Thirty-three of these grants are focused on health & wellness, eight grants are focused on education, and four grants are focused on community building initiatives. Highlights include several new senior exercise programs, a new GED program in northeast Missouri, and a financial fitness program for residents in Lemay.
Additionally, we have started collecting requests for summer camp sponsorships from residents. As a refresher, Horizon will help families at our properties to pay summer camp fees so that their children have access to safe and educational opportunities while they are out of school for the summer. This is the third year that we are offering this program.
Currently there are 14 active Horizon Scholarship recipients. Eleven of these are college scholarships, one is a high school scholarship to Cardinal Ritter, and two are elementary school scholarships to Most Holy Trinity. We are excited to have welcomed one new college scholarship recipient this spring, and we are currently reviewing three applications for new scholarships.
In keeping with feedback provided by the Board last fall, we are continuing to improve on our regional partnerships that can serve multiple properties. We are progressing through talks with Make a Child Smile to bring mobile dental services to children across Georgia, which will be a nice complement to the partnership we are working on with Affinia Health in the St. Louis area. We are finalizing details with Bring Me A Book to deliver personal “book boxes” to several properties in Missouri, so that kids may have their own personal library at home stocked with age appropriate books. On a smaller scale, residents at Spring Village Senior in rural Missouri will soon begin receiving monthly healthy food boxes filled with locally sourced fresh produce. We hope to push this partnership with Healthy Nevada to at least one other property.
In the Pipeline
-Horizon staff will be attending this year’s MOWHA conference in Kansas City in late June.
– Our next grant cycle will begin on July 1st, and will be the second of our 2018-2019 fiscal year. Applications will be due by June 8th.