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CHEFA Awards $75,000 to United Community and Family Services (UCFS) to support new Griswold Health Center

A new United Community and Family Services (UCFS) Griswold Health Center will become a reality on July 16, 2018.   Residents of Griswold and surrounding communities will now have a state-of–the-art facility that will provide medical, dental, and behavioral health services.  Thanks to a $75,000 CHEFA Nonprofit Grant award made in May 2018, examination rooms will have much needed equipment to serve the patients.  The new building, located at 226 East Main Street in Griswold, was the site for an official grand opening on July 9th with local officials, funders, board members and staff in attendance.  In addition, Congressman Joe Courtney addressed the attendees.  Grant Program Manager, Betty Sugerman Weintraub toured the facility along with other grant funders.  “On behalf of our Board of Directors, we are pleased to make this important capital project grant to UCFS.  This beautiful new facility will provide much needed health services to local residents.  CHEFA fills a unique philanthropic role in that we are one of the few funders that provide capital and program grants to educational, healthcare, childcare, and cultural institutions throughout the state” remarked Ms. Weintraub.

In total, at the May 2018 CHEFA Board meeting, $1,048,238 was awarded to nineteen nonprofit organizations representing six counties throughout the state of Connecticut.