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Northern Kentucky’s Women’s Crisis Center one of four big winners of Impact 100 $101k grants

Northern Kentucky’s Women’s Crisis Center was one of four big winners of the IMPACT 100 annual awards competition last night.

WCC received one of four grants of $101,500 each from the organization that is a collaborative of women who pool their resources to make a greater impact through charitable giving. Since its inception in 2001, Impact 100 has awarded of $3.6 million to regional nonprofits — for sustainable solutions to needs in our community.

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WCC’s grant will help expand Green Dot Violence Prevention Program to three additional high schools in Northern Kentucky. Green Dot is a violence-prevention program based on changing behaviors, attitudes and responses to witnessed acts of violence.

The Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington and the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission were finalists for the grants and received $1000 each. Chatfield College was also a finalist.

The Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation was sponsor of the annual awards dinner.

Other winners of the $101k grants were:

ST. FRANCIS SERAPH MINISTRIES & CENTER FOR RESPITE CARE to purchase the required commercial stove hood as part of the new St. Anthony Center Dinner Club to provide the homeless breakfast and dinners 5 days a week. Additionally, fund a new kitchenette for the in-house respite care unit which provides post-hospitalization care & services for the homeless.

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CINCINNATI THERAPEUTIC RIDING & HORSEMANSHIP for Project Mustang, to expand the program to save wild mustangs and to serve 300 veterans annually suffering from PTSD as part of a proven alternative treatment where the veterans train mustangs for traditional equine therapy roles.

GREATER CINCINNATI CONSTRUCTION FOUNDATION for Constructing a Pathway Out of Poverty
Program. Expand the Woodward Career Technical High School program by developing and implementing a practical, application-based math program in the middle schools to increase eligible placement of students into the high school program which prepares them to enter the construction trade.

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