Grant to fund dental care for uninsured
The Hawaii Medical Service Association Foundation
has awarded a $50,000 grant to support a dental care project on the Big Island. The Office for Social Ministry Mobile Care Health Project
provides primary dental care for low-income, uninsured and underinsured residents. Other programs receiving grants include:
» Honolulu Fire Department, $35,000, to support its Smoke Alarm Installation Program.
» Institute for Human Services Inc., $30,000, for a project to implement an enhanced agencywide information management and reporting system.
» Imua Family Services, $25,000, to support an Early Childhood Development Demonstration Project, which will provide therapeutic services to children.
» American Lung Association of Hawaii, $15,000 to support Asthma Sports Day Camps for children with asthma ages 5 through 12 on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island.
» Family Promise of Hawaii, $15,000, to support the organization's efforts to help the homeless find health insurance, housing, employment and school.
» Hawaii Island Adult Care Inc., $12,000, to support its Caregiver Connection program, providing training, support and caring for caregivers of frail senior and mentally and physically challenged adults.
» Camp Taylor Inc., $10,000, to support Family Camp Hawaii 2007, a free summer camp for children and families affected by cardiac disease and acquired heart disease.
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