Continuation Grants – Innovation and Emerging Health Issues 2013 – 13B

Agency LogoProgram DescriptionTarget BeneficiariesGrant Award
ACTSAction in Community Through Service
ACTS Helpline Assistance and Outreach Project
The Helpline is a free 24-hour telephone service that offers confidential listening, information and referrals, crisis intervention for suicide, sexual assault, substance abuse and physical abuse. The Helpline includes the following services: Senior Link, Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS), community education and Surviving After Suicide (SAS).
24,000 calls for assistance will be answered; 3,000 Senior Link phone checks will be provided; 54 families impacted by trauma will receive LOSS team services; 20 individuals will receive
(15 month)
ACTSAction in Community Through Service
ACTS Medical Caregivers Training Program
Provide a comprehensive 130-hour caregiver training (CNA certificate) program. This includes developing and implementing skills in procedures, communication, observation, charting and reporting. Training will be provided by Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA).
36 students providing 3,600 days of medical service$154,080
(15 month)
Brain Injury ServicesBrain Injury Services
An Innovative Approach to Neurobehavioral Treatment for Brain Injury in Eastern Prince William County
Enable individuals who have experienced a brain injury and manifest severe neurobehavioral issues attain their personal goals that are reflected in the following areas: productivity, independent living, and residential. This program will enhance and support an individual’s participation in their community and prevent the need for long term institutionalization.
25 clients will be treated$138,840
(15 month)