The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio has announced grant awards to serve youth through a partnership with the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville. Grants were awarded to 19 organizations for projects in several southern and southeastern Ohio counties.
In our area, they are:
- Pioneer School...to support youth who have been diagnosed with autism or developmental disabilities by working to increase inclusion through virtual connections to schools, sports teams, and clubs during the pandemic. The program serves Highland, Ross, and Vinton counties.
- Georgetown Self Care Closet to support Brown County students by providing counseling resources and expanding its Care Closet, which supports students with basic needs items.
- Southeastern Ohio Legal Services to provide trauma-informed education advocacy, legal services, and representation for vulnerable, low-income students and youth in Appalachian Ohio.