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Fairfield County's Community Foundation – Together We Thrive

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We bring together bright minds, bold leaders and trusted resources to close the opportunity gap in Fairfield County, Connecticut.


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Mental Health Awareness During The COVID 19 Crisis

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  • For healthcare workers and first responders, Magellan Health offers a free national hotline: 800-327-7451
  • Individual and group therapy are available online or by phone
  • At first, some clients were reluctant to participate in virtual therapy or support groups, but most adapted quickly.

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COVID 19 Resiliency Fund Grant Report

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•Physical Health & Supplies •Optimus Health Care: 49,000 individuals •Education & Technology •SoundWaters: 13,450 individuals •Mental Health •Family & Children’s Aidand Arthritis Foundation, Inc.: 3,500 individuals each •Violence Prevention •The Center for Family Justice: 4,100 individuals

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GRANTS TO LOCAL NONPROFITS:

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Organizations Receiving Funds from the Fairfield County COVID-19 Resiliency Fund: Since the Fund’s inception, FCCF’s Community Impact team has worked to review applications for funding and has rapidly deployed vital grants to local nonprofits supporting basic needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents, including food, shelter, health, safety, and education. While we continue to


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Board Of Directors

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She also serves on the board of the Connecticut Business & Industry Association and is a member of the Business Council of Fairfield County’s Health Care Policy Committee. She served as Co-Chair of Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy’s Personnel Transition Team in 2010 and is a member of the Connecticut Commission on Judicial Compensation.


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Fund For Women & Girls Virtual Celebration 2021

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  • Our Fund for Women & Girls Virtual Celebration will be taking place on Friday, April 16th, 2021 at 5:30pm
  • Please join us at this highly anticipated event to get inspired, learn about new initiatives and support the future of women and girls across Fairfield County
  • Hear from keynote speaker Margaret Atwood, award-winning author of The [ ] Continue reading »

Mens Health
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CT Chef's Challenge

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Organizer Optimus Health Care – Valeria Wells Phone: 203-683-3625 Email: [email protected] Website: www.optimushealthcare.org


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Emme: Empowerment Mindfulness Motivation Education

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About OPTIMUS Healthcare Established in 1976, OPTIMUS Healthcare, Inc., is a Federally Qualified Health Center that provides comprehensive primary care to persons of all ages, regardless of their ability to pay or health insurance status.

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STATEMENT FROM FAIRFIELD COUNTY’S COMMUNITY …

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  • But others knew that we still had a long way to go, pointing out the disparities in education, health, and economic well-being that still existed
  • The COVID-19 pandemic shined its light on the ugly disparities that still remain
  • We see the disproportionate number of deaths among the Black and Latino communities due to the same lack of access to

Mens Health
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Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Launches 2017/2018

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Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Launches 2017/2018 Advocacy Series with Legislative Forums. The Stamford Legislative Forum held at UCONN Stamford featured a panel discussion with legislators including Representative Dan Fox; Senator Carlo Leone and Stamford Mayor David Martin and was led by Juanita James, President and CEO of Fairfield County’s Community …


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Immigrant Focused Funds

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The ISF Spring 2021 grant cycle will be open for applications on/around January 15, 2021, and will focus on the following category of grants: (1) housing stability; (2) health care including mental health and dental care; (3) job and skills training; and (4) affordable child care.


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Award Winning Author Margaret Atwood To Keynote “Unite

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  • Ludwig Spinelli, CEO, OPTIMUS Health Care, Inc
  • Atwood had been slated to speak at the Fund for Women & Girls annual luncheon in April 2020, which was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic
  • She has written more than 50 books of fiction, poetry and critical essays.


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3 YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN 2018

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• Improve and increase behavioral health care and reproductive health services • Increase safety • Move people from homelessness to housing stability, and provide needed supportive services Community Impact Strategies Close the Opportunity Gap in Fairfield County All Fairfield County students graduate with a high school degree and are


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Part 3: Mental And Physical Health, Domestic Violence, And

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  • These challenges impact community health centers throughout the county
  • Demand for Telehealth: Telemedicine is a new area for many hospitals and community health centers; however, all healthcare providers now have to move many services to a telehealth model and incur significant costs to do so
  • Although Connecticut, Medicare and Medicaid

Mens Health
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River House Adult Day Center's 40th Anniversary Gala

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The friendships made, activities enjoyed, and the health care provided at River House are reasons seniors and their families can continue to thrive. To support or learn more about our 40th Anniversary, call (203) 622 0079.


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Three Part Webinar Series Listen, Learn & Engage: The Path

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  • April 1 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm Access to health care is essential to a thriving community
  • COVID-19 laid bare the fact that providing access to health care is more than many small businesses, nonprofits, and even full-time workers in Fairfield County can afford
  • Join us for our last remaining session of this three-part series to explore the problem from [ ] Continue reading »


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Competitive Scholarships For Current College Students

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  • Health Related Studies Scholarship
  • Must be a resident in one of these Greater Bridgeport Area cities or towns: Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Milford, Monroe, Shelton, Stratford, Trumbull or Westport
  • Must be pursuing specialized studies in any health-related field/intended occupation related to healthcare


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Pride In Unprecedented Times

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Furthermore, LGBTQ Americans are less likely to have access to adequate and affirming health care, are more likely to be uninsured or under-insured, and also have high rates of chronic illness. All of these factors mean that the impact of COVID-19 have been amplified for LGBTQ people.


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TOGETHER WE THRIVE

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OPTIMUS Health Care Pitney Bowes Women’s Center of Greater Danbury Connecticut Students for a Dream TOGETHER WE THRIVE YEAR IN REVIEW 2020 Resiliency. Our nonprofits and partners came together to meet the county’s needs during a crisis.


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Opinion: Planning During The Pandemic

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  • Fairfield County's Community Foundation
  • About Us; Staff; Board of Directors; Employment; Annual Reports; History; Financial Information


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River House Adult Day Center's 23rd Annual Garden Party

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  • The friendships made, activities enjoyed, and the health care provided at River House are reasons seniors and their families can continue to thrive
  • To purchase tickets or support the Garden Party, visit www.theRiverHouse.org or call Britt Particelli at (203) 622 0079
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Housing Solutions

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  • In Fairfield County, Connecticut many households struggle to afford housing, healthcare, childcare, transportation, and education
  • Part of the New York metro region, Fairfield County’s 335,000 households span 23 cities and towns (incl
  • Stamford, Danbury, Norwalk, Fairfield, and Bridgeport).


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The Changing Role Of Women Has Created Unique Mental

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Women’s health care needs should be delivered holistically and using a gender responsive lens. As a start, more hospitals could adopt Bridgeport Hospital’s model that has successfully eliminated barriers to care and increased patient’s self-efficacy and mental stability.

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Donor Advised Funds, Community Foundations, And The

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FCCF staff recommended high-performing nonprofits to fundholders interested in food security, housing, community health care, distance learning, and services to immigrant communities. During the COVID-19 pandemic, DAF donors at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation were updated about time-sensitive funding needs and quickly stepped in to help.


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Working To Count The "Hardest To Count" In Fairfield

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  • These monies help pay for roads, schools, health care, early childhood education, basic living supports, and many more elements central to our communities’ well-being
  • This population count also determines the level of representation that towns and states get in state and federal government
  • The Community Foundation’s Complete Count Committee:


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The Impact Of The Recession On Fairfield County Residents

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  • affordable housing, human services and health care nonprofits were also offering increased services
  • • Nonprofit executives and boards have been forced to make tough choices in response to the recession
  • Nearly 20% have laid off staff or cut staff hours
  • Cuts to staff training and travel allowances, hiring and salary freezes and


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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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  • to extended health care and social activities to help prevent isolation
  • Women Veterans As the number of women in the military has grown, so has the number of women veterans
  • In 2012, there were approximately 14,000 women veterans from Connecticut, with more than 15 percent residing in Fairfield County
  • Research shows that women veterans


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Connecticut Chefs Challenge

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SAVE THE DATE! Thursday, September 14, 2017 6PM – 9PM Aitoro’s Appliance and Electronics 401 Westport Ave., Norwalk, CT Tickets and sponsorship information available online at www.optimushealthcare.org Proceeds benefit the OPTIMUS Foundation mission to support the health and social welfare of women, infants, and children.


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Is Housing In Fairfield County Fair

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Medical professionals and healthcare systems understand that 70% of health outcomes are determined by environment – known as the “social determinants of health.” Employers are keenly aware that attracting and retaining their workforce requires diverse housing options in …


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Working Together For Social Justice; A Response To

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Some of our Connecticut colleagues have responded to these events with powerful pieces, including postings from Frances Padilla with the Universal Health Care Foundation, Martha McCoy with Everyday Democracy, Michael Johnston with the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford, and Ellen Shemitz with CT Voices for Children.


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New Report Highlights Critical Mental Health Issues In

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NORWALK, Conn., May 1, 2014 — With May nationally recognized as Mental Health Month, Fairfield County Community Foundation (FCCF) released a new report, Healthy Minds, Healthy Communities.. It highlights more than 70 hours of “Community Conversations” on mental health that took place between October 2013 and March 2014 across cities and towns in Fairfield County.

Mens Health
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The Fund For Women And Girls

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  • by the high costs of child care, housing and health care
  • Child care for working women is the largest expense in their monthly budget
  • Quality child care that provides crucial school readiness for low-income children is often beyond reach for these women, restricting their job …

Mens Health
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Jeffrey Shaw, MPH, MA

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–Judicial (recent court decisions on health care) –Media (OpEds, quotes, social media - #PeopleMatter) –Nonpartisan voter education/registration/turnout ( ^Nonprofit Votes Count) –Research & analysis (government contracting reports) • Next level advocacy focuses on organizational buy-in, what I …


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Juanita James Op Ed: Honoring Those Lost In Orlando

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  • So, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation committed to a long-term, proactive response
  • Promoting conversation that reduces stigma, letting people know where they can get help and identifying how we can improve our current system of mental health care is essential
  • Empowering our own community to create lasting change is top of mind.


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SWING FORE! OPTIMUS 2017 ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC

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Organizer Optimus Health Care – Valeria Wells Phone: 203-683-3625 Email: [email protected] Website: www.optimushealthcare.org


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Celebrating The Importance Of Black Leaders In Our Local

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  • In your of role leading the health department in Norwalk, how are you thinking about eliminating some of those inequities? Daniels: This is a whole new department
  • I am Norwalk’s first Chief of Community services
  • When I was appointed in this position, I spoke to the community to say, “We cannot do this alone.” That is my mantra.


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Ready Set Walk & Keep Moving To Prevent Childhood Obesity

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The non-profit healthcare provider’s inaugural Ready Set Walk and Keep Moving event starts at 9 AM, Sunday, September 23 at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk. Besides the 3k fun walk, participants are invited to stay and punch their ‘keep moving’ passport to health (for passes to Sky Zone and other treats) with Zumba, yoga, Frisbee, hula

Obesity Health
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Corporate Philanthropy In Response To COVID 19

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In crisis situations, we see the power and potential of philanthropy. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, our region, like our nation, has felt the health, economic, and social impact, and we will all continue to navigate the long-term consequences on people, organizations, and communities as they continue to materialize.

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Finding A Career Path & A New Dream Through Thrive By 25

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Through a comprehensive support system including scholarships, internships, clinical experiences, job placement and career coaching, participants developed clear pathways to sustaining careers in healthcare, one of the state’s fastest-growing employment sectors. Jose Carillo’s success story began with Thrive by 25.

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An Immigrant Woman Thrives In The Culinary World

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An American journey: risking it all to strive for a better life. The story of Tatiana Romero, a single mother and domestic violence survivor from Honduras, is a quintessential American tale: an immigrant’s journey toward a better life, powered by courage, hard work, and a few helping hands.


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This Giving Tuesday, You Have The Power To Shape A Better

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Potentially, more neighbors will go hungry; libraries will close their doors; seniors and those in need of mental health services may lose access to quality healthcare. Data from Fairfield County’s Community Wellbeing Index , published last year, shows that these are already pressing challenges in many neighborhoods across our region.


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Fairfield County Nonprofits Collaborate To Address Sexual

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Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls Convene Thought Leaders to Focus on Solutions to this Critical Issue (Norwalk, CT) Keeping health and safety for women and girls at the forefront of their concerns, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Fund for Women & Girls (FWG) reached out to the nonprofit community’s expertise in the [ ] Continue reading »


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SPRING 2018 Courage To Create Change: Giving Day: 5 Years

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  • and childrin en Fairfield County, while tapping into research on critical issues and grantmaking opportunities to maximize impact
  • “The staff has been integral in educating us and introducing us to so many worthy and deserving organizations,” says Geller
  • “This has all been accomplished in a


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