Tri-County Organizations Launch Partnership to Improve Early Childhood Education and Care in Berkeley County

August 9, 2018. The Charleston Chronicle.

Six Charleston-area organizations, a mental health professional, a doula, and a data expert have come together to form a coalition designed to improve the wellbeing and potential of children affected by adverse circumstances in Berkeley County, South Carolina.

Called the Berkeley Early Education and Care Collective (BEE&CC), the coalition was one of 139 groups that applied to take part in the Networks of Opportunity for Child Wellbeing (NOW) Learning Community program of Boston Medical Center’s Vital Village Network, an initiative funded through a $2.2 million grant by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. BEE&CC was one of ten groups selected across the United States to take part in the program.

Leaders of BOLD Justice hold ministry celebration in Hollywood house of worship

May 17, 2017. Hollywood Gazette.

The BOLD Justice (Broward Organized Leaders Doing Justice) recently held its Justice Ministry Celebration at Little Flower Catholic Church. Community activists and faith group leaders representing a wide variety of religious organizations joined together to celebrate their accomplishments and discuss their goals for the upcoming year. Throughout the night people shouted out, “We are Bold.”

Haines City medical clinic opens Monday to serve the uninsured

April 9, 2017. News Chief.

HAINES CITY — After more than a year of work that involved a coalition of churches, a committee of community leaders and an application for a federal grant, a health clinic opens Monday to serve the large uninsured population in northeastern Polk County.

Central Florida Health Care’s Haines City clinic will start seeing clients at 7:30 Monday morning in a building it purchased at 701 Ingraham Ave.

Federal grant to fund a health clinic in Haines City

December 19, 2016. The Lakeland Ledger.

HAINES CITY – A community health clinic to serve low-income residents is expected to open in Haines City by mid-April now that Central Florida Health Care has been awarded a startup grant.

Ann Claussen, chief executive officer of Central Florida Health Care – which operates community health clinics in six cities in Polk County and in three cities in neighboring counties – sent an email Friday announcing the award of the New Access Point grant.