The Brookhouse Home recently received a grant from the North Shore Community Health Network (NSCHN) to support our Integrated Restorative Arts and Fitness Program. NSCHN is a volunteer network of health and human service organizations on the North Shore and Cape Ann who advance health equity and wellness by providing resources and opportunities for collaboration. With funding received from Lahey Health through a Determination of Need agreement, NSCHN grants support work in two focus areas: Elder Health and Youth/Adolescent Behavioral Health.
A non-profit Level IV Rest Home, the Brookhouse Home, was granted funds that will supplement our current activities program to provide physical and emotional wellbeing, resulting in better health outcomes for our 36 senior women residents. These funds will be used specifically to purchase exercise equipment and professionally led Tai Chi classes for our residents biweekly beginning in July 2021.
We are also grateful to the Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF), who presented us with the $3,598.00. It is the ECCF’s mission to strengthen and support nonprofits and engage in strategic community leadership initiatives. We are grateful they recognized the work we have done with our ladies, particularly during the very difficult year of isolation in a pandemic.
Through grant support, professional development, peer learning, training and networking, both the NSCHN and the ECCF provide opportunities for organizations like ours to build on our capacity and collaborate with others for a greater impact to the community.
We remain grateful at the Brookhouse Home for our active, supportive and engaged Board of Directors who were instrumental in helping us receive this grant.