The South Metro Community Foundation (SCMF), a community-supported 501(c)3 nonprofit, is pleased to report that Centura Health has awarded SMCF $50,000 to help establish the Tri-Cities Homeless Navigation Center.
The award was made from Centura’s Health Equity and Advancement Fund.
The Tri-Cities Homeless Navigation Center is a key component of the Homeless Action Plan developed over three years by leaders of the cities of Littleton, Englewood and Sheridan. The Navigation Center will work with service providers making up the Change the Trend Network to evaluate the unique needs of people who are homeless and refer them to services such as job training, and mental and physical health and addiction services. The goal is to stabilize vulnerable individuals in the tri-cities, and get them employed and into safe, secure housing.
Susan Thornton, Chair of the SMCF, said the award shows confidence in the work of the foundation, and moves the Navigation Center closer to reality.
To date, SMCF has raised $300,000 over three years from Arapahoe County, $50,000 from the Daniels Fund, $50,000 from Centura Health, and $5,000 from Littleton Rotary Foundation. A few smaller grants have also been awarded, and other grant applications are pending.