United Way grants $115,000 to San Juan County programs

United Way of San Juan County has awarded $115,000 to 29 local human -service programs.

“We are exceedingly grateful for the trust and generous support of the community,” Executive Director Bonnie Gilmore said. “Our donors are important partners in our efforts to provide services to hundreds of island residents who participate in United Way supported programs.”

Gilmore said the grant recipients "create significant, long-term results for seniors, children, families and at-risk adults."

United Way’s goals and priorities are "building healthy and resilient children and families, ensuring everyone has a healthy living environment, creating systems that increase physical and mental well-being, promoting safety and preventing violence and abuse."

The following programs have received grants for 2009.

— 4-H Youth Development Program: $3,000
— Compass Health Chemical Dependency Program: $6,000
— Compass Health Mental Health Program: $5,000
— Girl Scouts of Western Washington: $1,000

Lopez Island
— Lopez Children's Center PAL Program: $2,000
— Lopez Island Family Resource Center (FRC): $15,000
— Lopez Island FRC Kids Summer Workshops: $4,000
— Lopez Island FRC Lopez Fresh: $1,700
— Lopez Island FRC Mentor Program: $3,800
— Lopez Island FRC Mentoring: $4,000
— Lopez Island FRC Primary Intervention Program: $5,400
— Lopez Island FRC Rental Assistance: $2,500

Orcas Island
—— OPAL Rental Assistance Program: $4,000
— Orcas Elementary Primary Intervention Program: $4,500
— Orcas Family Health Center Well Child Clinics: $3,500
— Orcas Funhouse Mentoring Program: $4,000
— Orcas Island School District Readiness to Learn: $3,500
— Orcas Montessori Tuition Assistance: $2,250
— Orcas Prevention Partnership: $1,000

San Juan Island
— Friday Harbor Elementary Pre-school to Kindergarten Transitions: $2,000
— Friday Harbor Elementary After School Study Program: $2,700
— Friday Harbor Elementary Primary Intervention Program: $4,500
— San Juan Family Resource Center Prenatal to Four: $12,000
— San Juan Head Start Primary Intervention Program: $4,000
— San Juan Island EMS Every 15 Minutes Program: $2,000
— San Juan Island FRC Readiness to Learn: $3,750
— San Juan Island FRC Rental Assistance: $5,400
— San Juan Island Prevention Coalition: $1,000
— San Juan Senior Center Friends and Neighbors Program: $1,500

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