The goal of the program is to implement a practical model that addresses isolation and loneliness among senior residents. This grant will provide assistive technology-based interventions and training to seniors to improve communication and social connections with their families and the community.
The project will provide education on trauma and how it affects the lives of African Americans. This project will serve as a way to provide a safe outlet where men can come together and feel safe sharing with each other and learning new ways to deal with emotion, trauma and other internal issues that are taboo to the African American community.
“Sharing Survival Stories Saturday” will target families living in homelessness. There are three components to the program: 1) prevention/diversion 2) shelter and 3) stabilization. Eight times within twelve months, Family Promise will host a speaker, a single mother who has survived the challenges of being homeless. The outcome will be that mothers in the program will gain strength and motivation.
The garden is a raised bed and container community garden organized, planted, and harvested by the community and distributed freely to the homeless and residents living in the food desert which encompasses the historical Northwest Neighborhood. The garden produces fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers for the benefit of residents in order to provide food security, nutrition education, and mental health respite.
The project advances the behavioral health and wellness of 50 black and brown women who are first-time college students.
Motivational speakers engage students in a series of health education topics through collaborative activities, video tutorials, and mental health counseling. Life skills sessions are conducted by the Student Counseling Center and Academic/Student Services Advisors, empowering participants and impacting the community.
Palm Beach County youth ( ages18-25), impacted by homelessness, will come together to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion through artistic expression. This project will nurture wellness via youth showcasing, facilitating, and promoting diversity aimed to unite, bring awareness, and educate the community. Youth will work on projects throughout the year leading to a month-long celebration in June 2021 (Pride month, Juneteenth celebration, and a multicultural performance and art showcase).
School staff and students will design and create an obstacle course leading to a serenity garden to promote healthy habits. Everyone will track his/her fitness progress at home/school and earn participation in quarterly competitions. This project will provide opportunities for collaboration, problem-solving, creativity, and reflection with the ambition to improve attendance, perseverance, self-esteem, physical fitness, and mental health while strengthening the school community.
A project designed to empower and instill confidence in teens and youth of color who come from under-served, low socioeconomic backgrounds and zip codes. The curriculum for this program will center around preparing our youth to thrive as they encounter adult responsibilities and will include resume writing, interview skills and preparation, leadership skill development, financial literacy, and internship/apprenticeship opportunities.
When the Center for Child Counseling (CFCC) first envisioned their “Healing the Healers” workshop to support front-line mental health and medical workers in June 2020, little did they know how significant their training would become for a post COVID-19 world.
As Deon C. Jefferson thought about the purpose of BeWellPBC’s Be Well Do Well mini-grants to promote behavioral health and wellness, inspiration struck. That’s not surprising given the talents of this true Renaissance man who is an artist, journalist, singer, and designer.