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The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts

Grants Awarded to Spectrum Health Systems

Grants Awarded to Spectrum Health Systems$55,426
A Ray of Light (2013)$46,376
Women to Women: Inside and Out (2005)$9,050
Year:2013Amount: $46,376
Title:A Ray of Light
Grant Type: Activation Fund

Spectrum will coordinate the development of a Worcester-based system of support for women involved in sex trafficking.  This project uses a train-the-trainer approach to develop and provides evidence-based training and key resources to members of the Worcester Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (WAASE) in order to help them identify and respond to victims and survivors of sex trafficking in the community. 

The WAASE is led by a Steering Committee that includes representatives from Spectrum, the YWCA, Community Healthlink and Worcester’s Division of Public Health.

Project Director:               Ms. Athena Haddon

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Year:2005Amount: $9,050
Title:Women to Women: Inside and Out
Grant Type: Activation Fund
Spectrum Health Systems will establish a comprehensive health, peer-education program, Women to Women:  Inside and Out, for women receiving residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment services, by training staff at five sites in the use of this best practice curriculum.  The curriculum will address the poor nutrition, poor hygiene, risky behaviors, and inattention to health characteristic of substance abusing women that results in deteriorating health, relapse, and children who mirror this lifestyle.  The Foundation's grant will pay for the trainer consultant, translation services and educational materials.

Project Director:  Francoise Elise, Spectrum Health Systems
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