behavioral health grant

CHNA 20 is excited to announce the grant recipients for the 2018-2019 Behavioral Health Grant Program, including:

Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition
Milton Cares!
The Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (MSAPC), a program of the Milton Public Health Department, intends to address the stigma and other barriers to receiving care for mental health and substance use disorders by partnering with the town’s public schools and the police department. These collaborations will serve to plan, design and implement evidence-based programs in both the public high school and community setting to connect and support adults, adolescents and their families who have been isolated or traumatized following an acute mental health crisis or drug overdose.

Scituate Board of Health and Hingham Health Department
South Shore Clutter Reduction Collaborative
The Scituate Board of Health and Hingham Health Department proposal to address hoarding disorder (HD), associated clutter, and related stigma through a multifaceted approach. These municipal departments, with their partners, plan to present a hoarding-related public education event to reduce stigma and to offer two clinical-led online manualized treatment groups following the evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT) model with associated data collection in collaboration with Boston University School of Social Work. The proposed project also includes training for peer support group leaders, with clinical mentoring for peer leaders to expand and sustain long-term support services. Additional hands-on practice will be offered through an intensive sorting and discarding workshop.

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
South Shore Asian Mental Health Collaborative
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) and Enhance Asian Community on Health (EACH) will host an Asian Mental Health Symposia and offer quarterly Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) trainings from January 2018 to June 2019. Domestic Violence Ended (DOVE) and Bay State Community Services (BSCS) will support the symposia and MHFA trainings by providing bilingual content experts in domestic violence, substance abuse and other mental health issues to provide resources and referrals to participants. The overall goal of the symposia and trainings is to decrease cultural stigma on mental health, and to address language and cultural barriers to seeking help for Asian families in South Shore towns with growing Asian populations including Quincy, Braintree, Randolph and Norwood.


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