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Thank You Funding Partners

Emergency Response Fund - COVID-19

Thank You for Supporting Our Dedicated Staff and the Community We Serve

Seven Hills Foundation & Affiliates is grateful to our local funding partners for providing critical grant support that helps us respond to the immediate and emerging needs of the people we support. We applaud their efforts and VALUE their trust and partnership during this difficult time. 

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Please consider joining this generous community of donors today and show your support for our dedicated team of Seven Hills employees and the individuals in their care.

Thank You!

  • Boston Cultural Council

    Boston Cultural Council

    Open Door Arts is grateful to the Boston Cultural Council for their unwavering support during this unprecedented time.  Their generous grant award of $5,000 will assist us in pursuing our mission to increase access, participation, and representation of people with disabilities in the arts. With so many in-person events and gatherings put on hold while we take social distancing and mask mandates seriously, requests for more virtual and accessible arts programming for people with disabilities have increased.  Thanks to the Boston Cultural Council we will be able to keep up with demands while keeping those who use our services safe and healthy.

  • Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

    Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

    Thanks to the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, Seven Hills Behavioral Health has been granted $10,000 from their COVID-19 SouthCoast Emergency Response Fund. As the cost of food continues to rise along with our unemployment numbers, these much-needed funds will be used to provide basic needs items, such as food, hygiene products, and cleaning supplies, for vulnerable individuals and families living in the South Coast. We are so thankful to the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts as we work to support the people who are most affected by the pandemic.

  • Devens Enterprise Commission

    Devens Enterprise Commission

    Seven Hills ASPiRE! would like to thank the Devens Enterprise Commission for the Covid-19 Stimulus grant awards totaling $10,000.00 to support the ASPiRE! Devens Day Habilitation and Community-Based Day Supports Programs. ASPiRE! Day Habilitation and Community-Based Day Supports Programs in Devens, MA will use these generous funds to provide essential programming and emergency supplies to ensure staff and participants remain safe and healthy throughout the pandemic. Thank you so much to the Devens Enterprise Commission for their thoughtful award.

  • Fred Harris Daniels Foundation

    Fred Harris Daniels Foundation

    You, Inc. would like to thank the Fred Harris Daniels Foundation for its generous $4,000 grant to provide emergency assistance to Worcester Families affected by COVID-19. Funds were used to meet urgent needs for food, cleaning supplies, health and safety supplies, clothing, and essential household items for families in dire need. Thank you!
     

  • Worcester Together: Central Mass COVID-19 Response Fund

    Worcester Together: Central Mass COVID-19 Response Fund


    YOU, Inc. would like to thank the Greater Worcester Community Foundation and United Way of Central Massachusetts for its generous grant in the amount of $75,000 through the Worcester Together:
    Central Mass COVID-19 Response Fund. These funds will assist our agency to continue and expand comprehensive telehealth and remote educational services. Our team has worked diligently to implement new practices and technology that have allowed us to provide vital mental health counseling, mentoring, family stabilization services, and educational programming throughout the COVID-19 crisis. This significant support will ensure that these services continue to be offered uninterrupted for many of the most vulnerable children and families in Central Massachusetts.
     

  • Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund

    Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund


    YOU, Inc.’s Worcester Family Resource Center is the grateful recipient of a $34,000 grant from United Way of Central Massachusetts and Greater Worcester Community Foundation through the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund.  Fund will enable the Worcester Family Resource Center to meet a greatly increased community need for services to address food insecurity and housing instability, as well as provide assistance in accessing vital state services including unemployment and SNAP benefit. Many of Worcester’s most vulnerable families are facing even more significant
    challenges during the COVID-19 crisis, and this thoughtful support will enable us to add two part-time case managers focused on COVID-19 related support and family stabilization to our team.
     

  • Wellington Management Foundation

    Wellington Management Foundation

    Open Door Arts, an Affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation, would like to thank Wellington Management Foundation for their generous grant of $25,000. The funding will allow Open Door Arts to continue  providing arts education and staff development to Boston Public Schools’ students and teachers while we navigate the impact that this pandemic has has on our organization. We are sincerely appreciative of your support.

  • SouthCoast Community Foundation

    SouthCoast Community Foundation


    Thanks to the SouthCoast Community Foundation, Seven Hills Behavioral Health has been granted $65,000 from their COVID-19 SouthCoast Emergency Response Fund. As the cost of food continues to rise along with the rates of unemployment, these critical funds will be used to provide basic needs items such as food, hygiene products, and cleaning supplies as well as rent and mortgage assistance for vulnerable individuals and families living in the South Coast. We are so very thankful to the SouthCoast Community Foundation as we work to support those most heavily impacted by the pandemic.

  • Massachusetts Cultural Council

    Massachusetts Cultural Council

    The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) has awarded Open Door Arts, and Affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation, a supplementary, unrestricted grant for $2,250 from its Cultural Investment Portfolio Grant Funds Safe Harbor Initiative. Open Door Arts will use the funds to continue using art as a medium through which individuals with disabilities can express themselves. We are incredibly appreciative to the Massachusetts Cultural Council for their continued support of our work.

  • Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund

    Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund

    As the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to upend life as we use to know it, community partners like The Greater Worcester Community Foundation and the United Way of Central Massachusetts have been our strongest allies as we make changes towards offering services for individuals and families we support in the midst of COVID-19. From funding provided by the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund, the Greater Worcester Community Foundation and the United Way of Central Massachusetts have awarded Children’s Friend, an Affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation, $32,000 towards providing emergency childcare to essential workers at our Early Leaning Center and $4,000 for grief support groups for people who have suffered the loss of a loved one to COVID-19. Thank you to the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, the United Way of Central Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund.

  • Worcester Together: Central Mass COVID-19 Response Fund

    Worcester Together: Central Mass COVID-19 Response Fund

    Children's Friend is incredibly grateful to the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, United Way of Central Massachusetts, and the City of Worcester for its generous $6,000 grant provided through the Worcester Together: Central MASS COVID-19 Response Fund. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many of us in heartbreaking ways. As we work to develop a community-wide response that is able to provide critical mental health counseling services that address issues stemming from the current crisis, Children's Friend will use these funds to coordinate research and planning to best meet the needs of those who are struggling. Thank you for this wonderful contribution.

  • Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts

    Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts

    Seven Hills Foundation is grateful to the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts for its $5,000 grant to help meet the needs of students at Stetson School, a nationally accredited, fully licensed, Chapter 766-approved Residential and Education Treatment Program. Stetson supports students who have suffered from severe trauma; have histories of physical emotional and/or sexual abuse; and who may have had disrupted living arrangements or placements. Funds will be used to provide enhanced and creative programming through the use of technology and other recreational activities while staff and youth are confined to school grounds.  Thank you CFNCM for helping Stetson School meet this need!

  • George I Alden Trust

    George I Alden Trust

    YOU, Inc., is grateful for a grant in the amount of $50,000 from the George I. Alden Trust, which will be used to offset unexpected costs incurred at the Joy and Robert Wetzel Center for Children during the COVID-19 crisis. This funding supports the agency’s commitment to retaining consistent, experienced front-line staff at the Wetzel Center, which serves some of the most vulnerable children in our community.

  • Greater Lowell Community Foundation

    Greater Lowell Community Foundation


    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep us all inside and away from friends and family, the Greater Lowell Community Foundation has made it easier for those living in our residential homes to keep in touch.  Seven Hills Foundation is very grateful to the Foundation for their grant awards totaling $5,805 to purchase iPads, iPad Standers and Echo Dots for our residential homes in the Greater Lowell footprint and for our Pediatric Center in Groton. These much-needed devices will be used for residents and staff members to stay connected with medical specialists as well as loved ones while staying safe and healthy. Thank you again to the Greater Lowell Community Foundation for this wonderful gift!
     

  • Greater Lowell Community Foundation

    Greater Lowell Community Foundation

    The Greater Lowell Community Foundation has recently awarded Seven Hills Pediatric Center in Groton $1,500  in COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant funds towards remote educational learning supports for a child enrolled at Seven Hills Academy. With COVID-19 keeping this student with significant disabilities and medical complexity at home, educators at the Academy were in search of adaptive technology to help successfully support his learning needs remotely. Once again, The Greater Lowell Community Foundation quickly and efficiently responded to this urgent need to purchase an iPad, adaptive switches, a head mounting plate, and other assistive equipment to help this child continue to work towards his educational goals at home. Thank you so much to the Greater Lowell Community Foundation for this thoughtful and impactful award!

  • Liberty Mutual Foundation, Wellington Management Foundation and EdVestors

    Liberty Mutual Foundation, Wellington Management Foundation and EdVestors

    In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Open Door Arts and EdVestors have collaborated with the Boston Public Schools (BPS) Visual and Performing Arts Department – under the umbrella of the BPS Arts Expansion initiative – to provide access to art supplies to thousands of BPS students. With financial support from the Wellington Management Foundation, Liberty Mutual Foundation and EdVestors, the partnership secured $65,000 to purchase 4,400 art supply kits from Crayola. The kits will be distributed to BPS students through the Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BYCF) and the YMCA of Greater Boston meal distribution channels with a focus on equity and need.

  • MetroWest Health Foundation/CHNA6

    MetroWest Health Foundation/CHNA6

    Thanks to a generous grant of $10,000 from the MetroWest Health Foundation and Community Health Network Area 6, YOU, Inc., is now enrolling participants in CARES: COVID-19 Academic Resources, Education, and Support. This new virtual support group is open to parents and caregivers juggling the demands of hybrid or remote learning for their school-age children with work and family concerns. Participants will have access to resources and advice from professionals in the education and behavioral health fields, as well as vital peer support during these challenging times.

  • Power Options

    Power Options

    Thanks to the generosity of PowerOptions, an energy buying consortium, YOU, Inc.’s Worcester and Southbridge Family Resource Centers will utilize its $1,500 grant to provide gift cards to 30 vulnerable families in urgent need of groceries, healthcare and cleaning supplies, clothing, and other basic items. Our two Family Resource Centers offer multi-cultural parenting programs, support groups, early childhood services, access to information and training, and referrals to a wide range of community resources.

  • Reliant Foundation

    Reliant Foundation

    Seven Hills Foundation is grateful to the Reliant Foundation for their generous grant award of $15,000 towards securing Personal Protective Equipment for Seven Hills staff members caring for individuals with developmental disabilities and medically complex conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic. As we all continue to do what we can to shelter ourselves from the virus, many of our Seven Hills staff members are conducting 24/7 shifts to provide support and protection to Seven Hills participants that are among the most vulnerable. Thanks to the Reliant Foundation, our staff will be able to maintain their own safety while ensuring the safety and well-being of those they care for.

  • Reliant Foundation

    Reliant Foundation

    Thank you to the Reliant Foundation for Children's Friend's Grief Support programs. Children’s Friend operates The Carriage House – the only grief support center in central Massachusetts. Founded in 2004, The Carriage House serves children and families grieving the deaths of the childrens’ parents, other primary caregivers, or siblings. This $10,000 grant will enable Children’s Friend to create peer Grief Support Groups for at least three types of participants impacted by the COVID-19 crisis: individuals who are grieving the deaths of family members and friends; families who are grieving deaths of people close to them; and healthcare personnel.  In collaboration with experienced professionals from affiliates YOU, Inc. and Family Services of Central Massachusetts, each group will be facilitated by a professional mental health clinician with specific expertise in trauma treatment.

  • Rhode Island Foundation – COVID-19 Behavioral Health Fund

    Rhode Island Foundation – COVID-19 Behavioral Health Fund

    Thank you to the Rhode Island Foundation – COVID-19 Behavioral Health Fund for the generous $29,000 grant for Tele-health Technology for Seven Hills Rhode Island (SHRI). Children and families supported through SHRI’s home-based Child & Family Services programs are struggling to maintain structure and routine amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic. For many of the children supported, SHRI direct support staff and clinicians are the front line supports helping to hold that structure together. The generous funding from the Rhode Island Foundation’s COVID-19 Behavioral Health Fund will allow us to purchase tele-health technology and other resources that will help to meet the increased need for behavioral health services and supports in the Child & Family Services Program. Thank you!

  • The George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation

    The George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation

    Seven Hills Foundation would like to thank  The George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation  for their generous emergency technology grant of $25,000 towards our COVID-19 emergency response efforts.  During these unprecedented times, staff across affiliates are utilizing purchased technology in new and innovative ways to continue to provide clinical services, connect our residents with their families, provide creative day programming, and keep the lines of communication open between direct care staff and management. Thank you!

  • The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts

    The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts

    The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts has provided Seven Hills Foundation with supplemental funding in the amount of $15,000 to support COVID-19 emergency response initiatives. Funds were used to purchase critical Personal Protective Equipment and supplies to help keep staff and the people in our care safe and healthy.  Seven Hills is deeply grateful to Dr. Yost and The Health Foundation’s Board for responding to the needs of its current grantees during this difficult time.

  • UniBank

    UniBank

    UniBank has graciously continued their support of Open Door Arts, an affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation, with a $2,500 grant award to implement a new  yearlong accessible online arts program. As the COVID-19 pandemic presses on, in-person programming for people with disabilities has remained limited and leaving many without meaningful opportunities for creative expression, socialization, and learning. This considerable grant award will assist Open Door Arts with providing virtual art workshops for people with disabilities in collaboration with renowned teaching artists from the Worcester Art Museum.  Creating art is proven to be effective at enhancing independence, quality of life, social outcomes, and self-esteem for people with disabilities.  Thank you so much, UniBank, for your continued support of enhancing access to the arts for the people we support.

  • Worcester Together: Central Massachusetts Covid-19 Response Fund

    Worcester Together: Central Massachusetts Covid-19 Response Fund

    YOU, Inc. was the grateful recipient of a grant in the amount of $50,000 from the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, United Way of Central Massachusetts, and the City of Worcester Massachusetts, provided through the Worcester Together: Central Mass COVID-19 Response Fund. These funds supported YOU, Inc. to retain consistent, experienced front-line staff in Residential programs, and to purchase additional Personal Protective Equipment to meet CDC guidelines and ensure the well-being of their staff and clients. Thank you!

  • Worcester Together: Central Massachusetts Covid-19 Response Fund

    Worcester Together: Central Massachusetts Covid-19 Response Fund

    YOU, Inc. would like to thank the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, United Way of Central Massachusetts, and the City of Worcester Massachusetts for its generous $8,000 grant provided through the Worcester Together: Central Mass COVID-19 Response Fund. This grant enabled YOU, Inc. to purchase Chromebooks for use by students in their College Access and Career Pathways programs who have limited access to technology. The grant will support uninterrupted access to vital online education and counseling services for students in need during these challenging times.

  • Worcester Together: Central Massachusetts Covid-19 Response Fund

    Worcester Together: Central Massachusetts Covid-19 Response Fund

    As Seven Hills Foundation navigates through the COVID-19 pandemic, these much-needed funds in the amount of $20,000 from the Worcester Together: Central Massachusetts Covid-19 Fund will assist Seven Hills Foundation in providing staff, who are essential to the care of thousands of individuals who live within our central Massachusetts’ residential homes and programs, with Personal Protective Equipment and supplies to keep everyone healthy and safe. Many of these staff members are working around the clock and away from their own families to protect the safety and health of members of our most vulnerable populations.  We are grateful to the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, the United Way of Central Massachusetts and the City of Worcester for supporting us through this difficult time.

  • Wyman-Gordan Foundation

    Wyman-Gordan Foundation

    YOU, Inc. is grateful for a grant in the amount of $2,500 from the Wyman-Gordon Foundation during the pandemic. These funds will be used to offset unexpected costs incurred at the Joy and Robert Wetzel Center for Children during the COVID-19 crisis, as well as to purchase of additional Personal Protective Equipment to meet CDC guidelines and ensure the well-being of staff and clients at all residential program locations.


Thank you for the in-kind donations!

Mask donations

Photos left to right:

  • Virginia B. of Rutland who is part of the Oriol Foundation's "Mask Force" personally donated fabric and 50 masks to Seven Hills
  • The staff and friends at Seven Hills Affiliate, Open Door Arts, donated beautiful hand sewn masks in fun fabrics
  • 540 hand-sewn cloth masks from the Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts (SEACMA)

Thank you to all of our in-kind donors:

Mary Anton
Angelica Aube
Cindy Beaudoin
Virginia Bishop
Kathy Cargill & Janette Butrym
Catholic Social Services
City of Fall River Office of the Mayor
Carmen Dwyer
Fall River Task Force
Hearts of Hope
Pierre Hurel & Nicole Agois
Hillary Kantor
M.S. Walker Inc.
Dali Morales
Mutual Aid Worcester
Claire M. Neas
New Life South Coast
PACE
Rebeca Rosario-Giraud
Sarah Smith
Eileen Smith
Southeast Asian Coalition
Danielle Turner
United Way of Greater New Bedford
Alice Weagle
Womble Family
John Young

 

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