Tag Archive: Grantee Spotlight

Boys to Men: Young men find support in mentoring program

Aho I learned a new word this week: ‘Aho’. Aho is an ancient Lakota word that, roughly translated means, “I hear you”. You might compare it to the familiar ‘amen’ often uttered in a church service. However, its meaning is particularly significant among the youth in the Boys to Men mentoring program in Prince George… View Article

Mr. Jones Smiles Back | Virginia Dental Association Foundation

Laughter drifts out the front of the dental office as I step inside. Rounding the corner, I can see the source of all the hilarity, Reginald C. Jones, seated in the dental chair. He’s smiling ear-to-ear though he’s missing several bottom teeth. It’s his second appointment to have dentures fitted, the last time he had… View Article

Easier Access to a Healthy Lifestyle | New Fitness Room at Central Wellness Center

Tijuana Gist is busily completing a registration form when I walk into the room.  She’s a Prince George County resident who lives just minutes from the Central Wellness Center in Disputanta.  She tells me, “I had some injuries and I just got released by my doctor.  I’m here to lose some weight so I can… View Article

Life Threw Her a Curve, JRF Grantee Had Her Back

Hannah stands in her kitchen, mixing juice and water for her toddler’s bottle. After working with Flagler Housing & Homeless Services, Hannah has lived in this home for nearly a year. Hannah* is standing at her kitchen sink. It might not seem like anything special, but the care she takes as she loads the dishwasher and… View Article

Better Vision, Better Future: Conexus Helps Kids See

Young children may not be aware that their vision is a problem. Those vision problems can turn into learning problems. We feel it’s critical to our mission of creating healthy communities and bright futures that we remove vision challenges and make way for improved education. Conexus was an obvious choice when we looked for a… View Article

District 19 Community Services Helps Residents Get on Their Feet

Jesse Grayes was referred to the Crisis Assessment and Stabilization Center late last year. Last month, Jesse’s depression got the better of him, and he attempted to harm himself. He ended up in the hospital where he was given a prescription and a recommendation to follow up with a mental health professional. “When I got… View Article

Petersburg YMCA Teen Programs Create Young Leaders

Chrinique Christian is manning the front desk of the Petersburg YMCA like she does most nights. In between answering calls and typing on the computer, she happily waves hello and goodbye to each guest. Chrinique is in her first year of college at Virginia State University, but she’s been a staple at the Y for… View Article

Reach Out for Life Gives Free Mammograms & Peace of Mind

Three years ago, Gloria was on her way lunch when she noticed the sign for Pathways, a community development organization in Petersburg. Filled with curiosity, Gloria wandered inside where she was greeted by Ron Thompson, Pathways Clinic Coordinator. Ron explained that Pathways is devoted to helping members of the community find employment and health care…. View Article

Grant Provides Affordable Dental Care at Hopewell-Prince George Community Health Center

Dr. Melba Bryant takes time to show her patient how she will fix her teeth. This patient is able to receive care because of the sliding pay scale offered by the Hopewell-Prince George Community Health Center. Dr. Melba Bryant is leaning over a dental patient to check for cavities. This patient in particular, Cora, is… View Article