CHNA 20 is excited to announce the grant recipients for the 2018-2019 multi-year grant in collaboration with CHNA 7 MetroWest:

South Shore Mental Health & Quincy Asian Resources, Inc. (QARI)
Improving the Odds: Raising Community Awareness about Behavioral Health Issues and Problem Gambling

South Shore Mental Health and Quincy Asian Resources, Inc. (QARI) will bring multi-linguistic and culturally competent information to the communities within CHNA7 and CHNA20 about the issues of behavioral health and problem gambling. Specifically, the partnership will raise awareness through evidence-based community trainings, including youth and adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), outreach and educational materials, and resources designed to engage the Asian population about problem gambling.

Norwood Health Dept. & Walpole Board of Health
Improve Access to Mental Health Services

A team of public, private and government agencies from Norwood and Walpole will partner to improve access to mental health out-patient services through a contract with the INTERFACE Referral Service and a town-wide social norms campaign. INTERFACE, based out of William James College, collects a wide range of resources related to mental health and wellness, and maintains a helpline that provide a free, confidential referral service. Callers are matched with license mental health providers that meet the location, insurance, and needs of the client, thereby reducing barriers and addressing risk factors to improve access to care.

Collaborative partners include Norwood and Walpole Housing Authorities, Police Departments, Councils on Aging, School Departments; Norwood Hospital; and Riverside Community Care.

Health and Social Services Consortium (HESSCO)
Effecting Change in the Mental Health of Older Adults

HESSCO adopts a multi-tiered education model to address the need for improved understanding and response to the mental health concerns for the older adult population. In addition, the grant hopes to effect a culture change by decreasing the stigma attached to mental health issues.In partnership with Weir Training Associates and local Councils on Aging, HESSCO will implement various evidence-based Mental Health trainings, including Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), Elder Suicide Prevention, SafeTalk, and Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR), all with a focus on the senior population. They will also hold a Mental Health of Older Adults summit to make connections between service providers to improve care coordination.

Collaborative partners include Weir Training Associates and Sharon Council on Aging.


behavioral health grant

2018 Behavioral Health Grant Recipients

  • Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition
    Milton Cares!
  • Scituate Board of Health and Hingham Health Department
    South Shore Clutter Reduction Collaborative
  • Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
    South Shore Asian Mental Health Collaborative


partnership grants

2017 Partnership Grant Recipients

  • Bay State Community Services with Manet Community Health Center, An Integrated Service Model
  • Randolph Board of Health with Randolph Elder Affairs and Randolph Housing Authority, Pathways to Health at Home in Randolph
  • Manet Community Health Center with South Shore YMCA, Pediatric Wellness and Weight Management Program


community & impact grants

2016/2017 Grantees | 2015/2016 Grantees | 2014/2015 Grantees 2013 Grantees | 2012 Grantees 

  • Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Family Connectors Program in Quincy
  • Enhance Asian Community on Health, Mental Health First Aid for the Asian Community
  • Father Bill's & MainSpring, Narcan Training at Father Bill's Place Emergency Shelter
  • Health Imperatives, Weymouth Family Planning & Reproductive Health Care Project
  • Quincy Asian Resources, Inc. (QARI), Multilingual Access & Navigation Capacity Building Project  
  • Randolph Board of Health, Community Health Workers Program for Vietnamese & Haitian Residents of Randolph
  • Sharon Substance Prevention and Resource Coalition (SSPARC), Improving Access to Addiction Treatment in the Sharon Community
  • Youth Health ConnectionsAnti-stigma Mental Health Wellness Initiative for Teenagers   


multi-year grant

2015 Multi-Year Grant Recipients

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness of MassachusettsBlue Hills Initiative for Community Policing and Behavioral Healt
  • Quincy Community Action ProgramQCAP Head Start 5-P Plan (Partnership, Promote, Prevent, Positive Reinforcement and Physical Activity)
  • Milton Board of Health, MiltonCares Coalition


boards of health collaborative grants

Boards of Health Collaborations

  • Promoting Health, Outreach and Education Among Diverse Communities (Milton, Randolph & Braintree) 
  • Promoting Skin Cancer Prevention and Awareness in the Community (Scituate, Cohasset, Hingham & Norwell) 
  • Developing Hoarding Intervention Strategy (Quincy, Weymouth & Hull)
  • Healthy Living Program for Preschool Children (Norwood, Canton & Sharon) 



Grant Recipients | 2015/2016 Program 

  • Braintree’s Community Partnership on Substance Abuse
  • Canton Substance Abuse Coalition
  • Safe Harbor Cohasset
  • Hingham Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition
  • Hull Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Addiction
  • Milton SA Prevention Coalition
  • Impact Norwood
  • Impact Quincy
  • Randolph Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition
  • FACTS (Families, Adolescents, and Communities Together against Substances)
  • Sharon Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition
  • Weymouth Youth Coalition Substance Abuse Prevention Team