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Blue Cross Foundation Awards $528,000 in Grants to Improve Community Health
Date:6/16/2008

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Jewish Family & Children's Services, Minnetonka, $75,000 for the Coordinated Health Service program, which provides social adjustment and mental health outreach through the collaboration of three agencies that serve the Twin Cities Russian-speaking immigrant population.

La Familia Guidance Center, St. Paul, $50,000 for training Community Mental Health Worker interns to connect new Latino immigrants in Ramsey County with health and social service resources.

Madelia Community Hospital, Madelia, $10,000 to foster social adjustment and English language skill development for Latino families in the area and promote cross-cultural appreciation with the broader community.

Open Door Health Center, Mankato, $10,000 to build the organization's capacity to address mental health issues among Latino and African immigrants.

Project FINE, Winona, $70,000 for Diversity Youth Quest to promote youth development among immigrant and refugee families in Winona County.

Vietnamese Social Services of Minnesota, St. Paul, $10,000 to plan a comprehensive social adjustment program for Twin Cities Karen refugees newly arrived from Burma.

Organizational Development Grants

African Aid, Minneapolis, $10,000 to increase the organization's capacity to address the mental health needs of East African immigrants in the Greater Twin Cities area through school-based partnerships.

Anywaa Community Association of North America, Minneapolis, $10,000 to increase the organization's capacity to promote social, cultural and educational development of refugees from Sudan and Ethiopia statewide.

Hmong American Family, St. Paul, $10,000 to strengthen governance and program development of this mutual assistance association that serves new Hmong refugees in St. Paul.

Hope International Health and Social Services, St. Paul, $10,000 to develop its board, improve business systems and build key alliances to extend its social ad
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