A unique partnership of funders and community-based non-profit organizations, the Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness is seeking proposals that respond to the behavioral health needs of immigrants and refugees.
Two years ago, the Scattergood Foundation initiated the Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness, gathering a group of community-based, immigrant-serving organizations to identify strategies for improving behavioral health outcomes for immigrants and refugees in Philadelphia.
It is well known that immigrants and refugees who are served by the non-profit community experience barriers to optimal behavioral health and wellness. Many have experienced trauma and toxic stress – both in their countries of origin and in the US; some become socially isolated in their new communities and many struggle to find care that meet their needs.
Immigrants and refugees, of course, come from all over the world and speak many different languages. The traditional western model for behavioral health care is not sufficient. Through this grant program, we hope to support effective programming that addresses behavioral health needs, cultivates social support, and centers cultural humility.
Deadline for planning grant applications is May 24. For more information about the Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness, click here.