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

Summer 2017

Gloucester United for Emergency Shelter Team (GUEST) – In its fourth year of operation, support for the winter shelter and day shelter, providing year-round case management and resources to those experiencing homelessness.

The Laurel Shelter – Expansion of the programs and activities for children who are temporarily living at the shelter.

Bay Aging – Increase the access to personalized transportation for health service appointments through partnerships with local carriers.

Latisha’s House Foundation – Provide physical and mental health services to female victims of human trafficking.

Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic – Increase the oral health of clinic patients by supplementing the cost of dental crowns when necessary

Virginia Cooperative Extension – Gloucester
– Payment for low-income households to participate in the well water clinic, including water testing, well water management, and well water safety education.