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METRO HEALTH FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANTS TOTALING $174,355

 METRO HEALTH FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANTS TOTALING $174,355
 DETROIT, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Metro Health Foundation today


will award grants totaling $174,355 to more than a dozen organizations in Michigan. The Detroit-headquartered foundation is a private group that makes grants to Michigan organizations for health care and in health-related fields.
 The 5-year-old foundation has made a total of $1,687,560 in grants since its beginning.
 Organizations receiving grants today are:
 -- Michigan AIDS Fund - $25,000 to support community-based AIDS- related programs throughout the state;
 -- Marygrove College, Detroit - $25,000 for endowed scholarships in the college's Allied Health Division;
 -- Great Lakes Rehabilitation Corporation Center for Independent Living, Detroit - $20,000 to establish Independence University, and Independent Living Skills Training Program for people with disabilities in the greater Detroit area;
 -- Hutzel Hospital, Detroit - $15,000 to fund a program training nurses and health professionals in evaluating pre-term infant behavior and development;
 -- Metropolitan Detroit Youth Foundation, Detroit - $15,000 to start a health program for young fathers and fathers-to-be in the care of their children;
 -- Project HOW (Health on Wheels) and World Medical Relief, Detroit - $14,280 to initiate a joint-prescription pilot program.
 -- Pope John XXIII Hospitality House, Detroit - $12,000 to expand its medical transportation program for stranded core-city indigent pediatric and elderly cancer patients;
 -- Planned Parenthood League, Detroit - $10,770 to continue and expand its educational programming focused on preventing child sexual abuse;
 -- Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit - $7,500 to the Care Management for the Elderly program to purchase services and equipment that will allow frail seniors to remain in their own homes;
 -- The Senior Alliance, Wayne - $7,500 to purchase support services for frail elderly people enabling them to remain in their own homes;
 -- People's Community Services, Detroit - $7,305 to provide daily living therapy to seniors who have had strokes, eyesight problems, and other disabilities;
 -- Downtown Senior Citizens Center, Detroit - $5,000 for a program to curtail the aging process by providing exercise, nutrition and transportation;
 -- Hope Medical Clinic, Ypsilanti - $5,000 for a new Wash With Care Program that allows at-risk Ypsilanti families attending health education and prevention programs to do their laundry; and
 -- Paws with a Cause, Byron Center - $5,000 to train a service dog for a mobility-challenged person.
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 /NOTE: Media representatives are invited to attend the grant presentations at 9 a.m. today at the Detroit Press Club (level 2, Tower 300 of the Renaissance Center). At the presentations will be representatives from each of the organizations receiving money and some direct recipients (i.e. children from Pope John XXIII Hospitality House and Paws with a Cause dog "Spinner") with Jeff Fazio, a mobility- challenged man. CONTACT: Suzanne Rabideau, 313-954-1901, for the Metro Health Foundation/ CO: Metro Health Foundation ST: Michigan IN: HEA SU:


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