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Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. Awarded $25,000 Major Grant from The Provident Bank Foundation

Allentown, 9/9/19—The Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. announced it has received a Major Grant in the amount of $25,000 from The Provident Bank Foundation to support their Project SUCCESS/Crossroads Mentoring Program in the Bethlehem and Easton Area School Districts.

The Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. was selected to receive the grant based on a competitive grant process. The program, Project SUCCESS/Crossroads, provides "at-risk" students in K-12th grade with the social-emotional support and practical skills needed to identify and develop personal character/resiliency, succeed in school, graduate from high school, and cope with challenges in life. The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recognizes Project SUCCESS as an effective evidence-based prevention program that can strengthen a community’s overall behavioral health for 6th-12th graders. Crossroads, an evidence-informed program designed by CHC for K-5th grade students, was modified to include components of Project SUCCESS. In 2018-2019, 1,450 students in 29 schools were referred.

“The Center for Humanistic Change, Inc., would like to extend our sincere thanks to the

Provident Bank Foundation for their support, which is vital in providing us the means to continue to serve ‘at-risk’ youth in the Lehigh Valley,” said Arlene Lund, Executive Director, Center for Humanistic Change, Inc.

The Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. received the check during a presentation on 9/9/19, at 2:30 pm at CHC’s Office located at 555 Union Blvd., Suite #7, Allentown, PA 18109. Accepting from CHC were Arlene Lund, Executive Director; Sean Linder and Lorna Clause, Board Members; Theresa Krohn, Grant Writer; Brandon Chasse, Senior Program Specialist; and 16 Project SUCCESS/Crossroads Mentors.

“The Provident Bank Foundation is honored to help further initiatives that are making a difference in the lives of residents in our local area,” said Jane Kurek, Executive Director,

The Provident Bank Foundation. “We are pleased to support organizations that contribute to a sense of community and offer a diverse set of programs that make people healthier, happier and safer.”

The goal of the Major Grant is to support organizations that have identified an immediate need in the community and for the individuals they serve. The Provident Bank Foundation’s funding directly supports efforts to enhance the quality of life in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania communities served by Provident Bank through three Funding Priority Areas: Community Enrichment, Education, and Health, Youth & Families.

For more information about the Center for Humanistic Change, Inc., visit https://www.thechc.org/


CVS Health Community Grant

Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. Receives a $30,000 CVS Health Community Grant - April, 2019
Grant to the Center for Humanistic Change, Inc.is part of CVS Health’s commitment to helping deliver the first tobacco-free generation

Allentown, PA – The Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. (CHC) announced today that it has received $30,000 from CVS Health. The grant is part of Be The First, CVS Health's $50 million, five-year initiative to help deliver the nation's first tobacco-free generation and extend the company's commitment to help people lead tobacco-free lives.
The support from CVS Health will help the Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. expand the Project SUCCESS Mentoring Program in the Lehigh Valley as well as provide much needed tobacco prevention education to students through CVS’s Be The First Tobacco Prevention Curriculum. 
Project SUCCESS is an evidence-based mentoring program for students in middle and high school that prevents and/or reduces substance abuse and helps participants who are in danger of school failure or other high-risk behaviors develop resiliency and coping skills. The program works on building social emotional support and practical skills needed to identify and develop personal character and resiliency, succeed in school, graduate from school, and cope with life challenges. 
The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recognizes Project SUCCESS as an effective prevention program that can strengthen a community’s overall behavioral health. It is listed on the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices. During the 2017-2018 school year, 571 students from 18 middle/high schools participated as student mentees. Additionally, CHC reached approximately 3,000 students in these schools through class-wide prevention education workshops and presentations. 
Eileen Howard Boone, Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy, CVS Health said, “As a pharmacy innovation company, we are committed to helping people on their path to better health. We are proud to support organizations that provide tobacco prevention resources for yotuh because we know their efforts are critical to delivering better community health. We are pleased to support the work that the Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. does in the community and we look forward to working with them to fulfill their program’s mission.” 

In 2016, CVS Health announced Be The First, a five-year, $50 million initiative to help deliver the first tobacco-free generation and extend the company's commitment to helping people lead tobacco-free lives. With support and funding through CVS Health and the CVS Health Foundation, Be The First supports comprehensive education, advocacy, tobacco control and healthy behavior programming delivered by a group of national partner organizations. For more information about Be The First and CVS Health's broader commitment to tobacco-free living, please visit www.cvshealth.com/bethefirst.
This grant award will help to further the mission of the Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. (CHC) which is to give people, especially youth, the knowledge and tools they need to make better-informed and more positive life choices. The ability to make healthy choices is critical when people face peer pressure, loss, painful transitions and other difficulties such as alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use. Armed with positive skills, participants are better able to make healthy decisions and avoid destructive behaviors while building resiliency. 

CHC, founded in 1979, is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year. The organization is dedicated to the implementation of evidence-based programs and curricula as well as successful programs developed in-house. Drug and alcohol prevention programs and life skills education remain their core service. CHC clients include students, counselors, parents, social service employees, teachers, administrators, community groups, and individuals interested in personal growth. In 2017-2018, CHC served 52,072 individuals through prevention programming.  
 


THE CENTER FOR HUMANISTIC CHANGE, INC. RECEIVES $1,000 GRANT FROM THE RIDER-POOL FOUNDATION

The Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $1,000 grant from The Rider-Pool Foundation. These funds will support the Crossroads Mentoring Program in the Allentown School District. The Crossroads Mentoring Program provides “at-risk” students in K-5th grade with the emotional support and practical skills needed to identify and develop personal character and resiliency, succeed in school, graduate from school, and cope with life challenges. The Rider-Pool Foundation awards grants through a competitive application and review process.


CHC RECEIVES $2,500 GRANT FROM JUST BORN QUALITY CONFECTIONS

August 2018 - The Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $2,500 grant from Just Born Quality Confections. These funds will support the “Heroin and Opioids: YES, you can have the discussion” Social Media Campaign. This campaign will educate and raise awareness about the heroin and opioid epidemic. It comes out of a need to reach parents, students and educators who may not be able to participate in school or community-based heroin and opioid prevention education programs.

This grant award will help to further the mission of the Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. which is to give people, especially youth, the knowledge and tools they need to make better-informed and more positive life choices. The ability to make healthy choices is critical when people face peer pressure, loss, painful transitions and other difficulties such as alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use. Armed with positive skills, participants are better able to make healthy decisions and avoid destructive behaviors while building resiliency.


Leona Gruber grant

June, 2018


Allentown Rotary Foundation

June, 2018 - The Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $1,000 grant from The Allentown Rotary Foundation. These funds will support the Crossroads Mentoring Program in the Allentown School District. The Crossroads Mentoring Program provides “at-risk” students in K-5th grade with the emotional support and practical skills needed to identify and develop personal character and resiliency, succeed in school, graduate from school, and cope with life challenges.

This grant award will help to further the mission of the Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. which is to give people, especially youth, the knowledge and tools they need to make better-informed and more positive life choices. The ability to make healthy choices is critical when people face peer pressure, loss, painful transitions and other difficulties such as alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. Armed with positive skills, participants are better able to make healthy decisions and avoid destructive behaviors while building resiliency. 
The Allentown Rotary Foundation awards grants through a competitive application and review process.

Pictured: Arlene Lund, Executive Director of the Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. and Ellen Kern, Chair of the Allentown Rotary Foundation


THE CENTER FOR HUMANISTIC CHANGE, INC. RECEIVES DONATION FROM PPL ELECTRIC UTILITIES CORPORATION "GOOD CATCH PROGRAM"

February, 2018 - The Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been awarded a donation from the PPL Electric Utilities “Good Catch Program” for 2017.

Every year, PPL contributes money to the “Good Catch” fund on behalf of employees who discover and report a potential safety problem. An employee committee then identifies community organizations to receive this money. The Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. (CHC) was selected as a 2017 beneficiary of this generous program.

Money from the PPL “Good Catch Program” will support CHC prevention education programs such as Project SUCCESS/Crossroads, Heroin and Opioid Prevention Education (HOPE), “Voices from the Valley – Addiction and Recovery” and the Student Assistance Program.

The Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. facilitates interactive experience-based trainings and small groups that engage participants in meaningful learning. Most of the Center’s programs have been designed in response to the specific needs of schools and communities in the Lehigh Valley. The Center also offers many evidence-based programs that have been approved by the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

Prevention Programming offered by the Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. helps to further its mission, which is to give people, especially youth, the knowledge and tools they need to make better-informed and more positive life choices. The ability to make healthy choices is critical when people face peer pressure, loss, painful transitions and other difficulties. Armed with positive skills, participants are better able to make healthy decisions and avoid destructive behaviors while building resiliency.


The Two Rivers Health & Wellness Foundation grant

January, 2018 - The Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $10,000 grant from The Two Rivers Health & Wellness Foundation. These funds will support the Crossroads Mentoring Program in five elementary schools located in the Easton and Bethlehem School Districts. The Crossroads Mentoring Program provides “at-risk” students in K-5th grade with the emotional support and practical skills needed to identify and develop personal character and resiliency, succeed in school, graduate from school, and cope with life challenges.

This grant award will help to further the mission of the Center for Humanistic Change which is to give people, especially youth, the knowledge and tools they need to make better-informed and more positive life choices. The ability to make healthy choices is critical when people face peer pressure, loss, painful transitions and other difficulties. Armed with positive skills, participants are better able to make healthy decisions and avoid destructive behaviors while building resiliency.

The Two Rivers Health & Wellness Foundation awards grants through a competitive application and review process.


Doanld B and Forothy L. Stabler Foundation

January, 2018 - The Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $25,000 operating expense grant from The Donald B. and Dorothy L .Stabler Foundation. This operating expenses grant will support programs such as Project SUCCESS/Crossroads, Heroin and Opioid Prevention Education (HOPE), VOICES, and the Student Assistance Program.

The Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. facilitates interactive experience-based trainings and small groups that engage participants in meaningful learning. Most of the Center’s programs have been designed in response to the specific needs of schools and communities in the Lehigh Valley. The Center also offers many evidence-based programs that have been approved by the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

Project SUCCESS/Crossroads, is designed to prevent and reduce substance abuse and help young people who are most in danger of failure in school or other high-risk behaviors develop resiliency and coping skills so they can make healthy, positive choices to succeed in school and life. Currently, Project SUCCESS/Crossroads is serving children in 29 schools within Lehigh and Northampton County.

HOPE (Heroin and Opioid Prevention Education), is an exclusive training developed by the Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. in response to the growing concern around the heroin and opioid epidemic. Participants learn about opioids and heroin; signs and symptoms of opioid/heroin use; the effects of use on one’s health, relationships, and future; and where to find local resources and help. VOICES, a follow up program to HOPE, was recently launched by The Center in December 2017, and focuses on the cycle of addiction, from first use to recovery.

The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is designed to assist school personnel in identifying issues which pose a barrier to a student’s educational success including alcohol, tobacco, and drug issues and mental health issues. The primary goal of SAP is to help students overcome barriers to success in order that they may achieve, remain in school, and advance. CHC SAP Liaisons currently meet with SAP teams in 75 schools within Lehigh County. CHC also provides training for SAP team members within school districts.

Prevention Programming offered by the Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. helps to further its mission, which is to give people, especially youth, the knowledge and tools they need to make better-informed and more positive life choices. The ability to make healthy choices is critical when people face peer pressure, loss, painful transitions and other difficulties. Armed with positive skills, participants are better able to make healthy decisions and avoid destructive behaviors while building resiliency.

The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation awards grants through a competitive application and review process.