Community Organizations Receive $33,000 from Technology Grant
Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) awarded $33,000 to 22 local organizations through their Connect IE Technology Grant. This grant helps Connect IE partners expand their technological capabilities through online services during COVID-19.
“COVID-19 is one more stressor added on top of our clients existing challenges,” said Aaron Scullin, executive director of Rim Family Services, Inc. “It has made the delivery of our services even more vital. Through the generous grant, [we are] now able to purchase needed telehealth equipment and software which will help us meet the growing need.”
Receiving $1,500 each, grant recipients also support 211 San Bernardino County, 211 Riverside County and Coachella Valley Health Information Place. These organizations include:
“This grant helps provide mental & behavioral health services via telehealth,” said Doug McKown, executive director of Samaritan Counseling Center. “Now more than ever, our clients need the psychological & educational services our caring staff provide. We are grateful to Connect IE for helping us facilitate healing and hope to those in need.”
To be eligible for the sponsorship, organizations were required to be located in either Riverside or San Bernardino counties, provide multidisciplinary health and human services, and be active users on the community resource search platform, Connect IE.
“During this crisis, community needs for support and resources grew exponentially,” said Dr. Gabriel Uribe, IEHP community health director. “We had to step in and offer support so that organizations could transition and operate in new ways to continue to bridge gaps related to social determinants of health.”
Family Assistance Program in the Inland Empire is one of the 22 community organizations who received a Connect IE Technology Grant.