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Health & Wellness

Gloucester Community Foundation maintains an ongoing interest in the health and wellness of our region with a simple goal in mind -- to ensure that local residents are safe and healthy. Our holistic view of health includes access to quality and affordable health care, appropriate use of a medical home and initiatives that empower individuals to develop active, healthy lifestyles that begin in childhood and continue through all phases of life. We also invest in programs that promote safe home, school and neighborhood environments.

Our goals:

  • Residents have access to comprehensive and coordinated preventative services and quality health care.
  • Residents are connected to resources that meet their health, nutritional and safety needs.

Recent Grants

Spring 2016

Bread for Life Community Food Pantry
$2,500 to provide supplemental food during the summer and winter breaks for children who qualify for free or reduced meals during the school year.

Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic

$2,000 to provide prescription medications for Gloucester clients.

Gloucester United for Emergency Shelter Team (GUEST)
$3,160 to support the winter shelter (November-March) and the newly expanded day shelter, providing resources year-round to those experiencing homelessness.

Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad
$1,000 to enhance the safety of transporting pediatric patients.

The Laurel Shelter
$1,500 to provide activities and support to the children of women who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking through the shelter program and extensive outreach programs.