In the News
February 19, 2016
Two Massachusetts Nonprofits Get Grants to Support Children
Two Massachusetts nonprofits, Girls Inc. in Worcester and Care Dimensions in Danvers, recently received grants from out-of-state foundations tied to major for-profit corporations to expand programs serving children.
Care Dimensions Gets $100K Grief Reach Grant
Care Dimensions, a Danvers-based nonprofit provider of hospice care in more than 90 communities in eastern Massachusetts, announced that it recently received a $100,000 grant to expand its children's bereavement program.
The grant, from the New York Life Foundation, will enable the organization to hire a full-time child life specialist to serve Boston/Metro West families, launch youth grief support groups, and hold a teen bereavement retreat.
“We are grateful for the New York Life Foundation’s investment in this program, which will help us broaden our services to reach underserved youth,” said Nate Lamkin, director of bereavement services and program development. “The support will help many grieving children and their families in our community and beyond to begin the healing process.”
Foundation Vice President Maria Collins said, “The feedback we’ve received since the Grief Reach program began five years ago has helped us to meet the growing needs of the providers. We not only want to help them to broaden their reach, but we also want to help them to develop and improve their organization internally."
Founded in 1978 as Hospice of the North Shore, Care Dimensions today is the largest hospice provider to adults and children with advanced illness in Massachusetts, providing comprehensive hospice, palliative care, grief support and teaching programs in more than 90 communities in Eastern Massachusetts.