CLINIC RECEIVES GRANTS FROM UNITED WAY NSV TOTALING $62,000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Lindsay Shifflett

Shenandoah Community Health Clinic

Public Relations Coordinator

540-459-1700 x302

outreach@shenclinic.org

SHENANDOAH COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC RECEIVES GRANTS FROM UNITED WAY NSV TOTALING $62,000

WOODSTOCK, Va. (June 18, 2020)  – The Shenandoah Community Health Clinic is pleased to announce it has received two grants, with a combined total of $62,00, from the United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley. These funds will help support both the Clinic’s dental and mental health programs.

One of the grants, for $20,000 will help provide dental services to low-income, uninsured families. The other grant, for $42,000, will be used to support the salary of a professional therapist to see children. Shenandoah County has been declared “underserved” by the federal government for dental, medical and mental health services, meaning there aren’t enough health providers to support the population. For example, the county has over 3,300 people per dentist, as opposed to Virginia’s average of 1,570. This means that a number of residents, including children, are unable to gain access to all the care they need to maintain their physical, dental, and mental health.

“With so many things up in the air at this time, it is a comfort to know that we’ll be able to continue to provide these important services with the grants from United Way. … We’ve had to cancel some of our fundraising events, so being able to count on this portion of our funding is a big help,” said Executive Director, Pam Murphy.

United Way NSV awards annual grants through a competitive application and Fund Distribution review process that is entirely completed by community volunteers.

About United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley: Since 1946 the United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley has worked to impact the community human care needs that matter most to the people of Clarke, Frederick, Shenandoah Counties and the City of Winchester. United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley convenes the people and organizations necessary to create solutions to our region’s most pressing challenges and collaborates with effective partners. United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley seeks to serve as the catalyst for community change by supporting over 42 partner agencies in the areas of Financial Stability, Health and Education. For more information visit our website www.unitedwaynsv.org. Follow us on Twitter @UWNSV.

About Shenandoah Community Health Clinic: Shenandoah County Free Clinic came about as a result of community leaders who recognized that many health needs of their neighbors were going unmet. Thanks to hundreds of volunteers and donors, Shenandoah County Free Clinic has helped thousands of county residents since opening in June 2002. In 2008, the Shenandoah Dental Clinic opened to provide adults and children with much needed dental services. Today, both clinics operate as the Shenandoah Community Health Clinic and provide medical, dental and mental health services to people of all ages. The mission of the Shenandoah Community Health Clinic is to bridge the gaps in health services. For more information visit our website www.shenclinic.org and follow us on Facebook @ShenandoahCommunityHealthClinic.

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