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HONESDALE -- Non-profit groups providing health-related programs or services in Wayne or Pike Counties, or Carbondale or Forest City areas, in need of support funding may qualify for a Community Grant from the Wayne Memorial Health Foundation (WMHF). The grants are geared towards organizations focused on injury and disease prevention and treatment and the promotion of good health and well-being for residents in the Wayne Memorial Health System service area.
Applicants must complete a program application requiring them to provide proof of their IRS 501(c) 3 tax-exempt status; submit their group’s non-discrimination policy; demonstrate that they are not providing unnecessary duplication of services in the community; provide a written statement of their objectives, target population, anticipated benefits, activities and evaluation procedures. Applications and guidelines are available on Wayne Memorial Hospital’s webpage at wmh.org or may be obtained from Wayne Memorial Health Foundation, Attn: Jack Dennis, Executive Director, Wayne Memorial Health Foundation, 601 Park Street, Honesdale, PA 18431, or by calling (570) 251-6533 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due no later than June 30, 2018.
Programs aided by grants from Wayne Memorial Foundation in 2017 included Youth Mental Health First Aid Training presented by NEPA Area Health Education Center (AHEC). Shown during a training session in Honesdale are, left to right, Jack Dennis, executive director, WMHF; Carol Chaykosky, health educator, AHEC; Elizabeth Schaffer, health educator, AHEC; Martha Sader and Nancy Propst, mini-grant committee members.