FAMILY, Inc. Awarded $20K from COVID Fund to Help Create Mobile Wellness Unit

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FAMILY, Inc. Awarded $20K from COVID Fund to Help Create Mobile Wellness Unit

FAMILY, Inc. (familyia.org) was recently awarded $20,000 from the Southwest Iowa COVID Response Fund to sponsor their new Mobile Wellness Unit, a project inspired by COVID to deliver improved access to health and safety assessments to underserved and rural children. FAMILY, Inc. will use the $20,000 to purchase and retro-fit an RV that will be taken into underserved communities, providing safe dental, vision, hearing, and nutritional screenings, as well as lead testing and developmental assessments for children.

The Mobile Wellness Unit will deliver access to health and safety assessments to thousands of children and connect them to the support they need to give them the best chances of success. The donation from the Southwest Iowa COVID Response Fund will help get the project off the ground; however, FAMILY, Inc. is still seeking sponsorships to assist with the ongoing operations and maintenance so that the Mobile Wellness Unit can continue operating and helping children in the coming months.

FAMILY, Inc. provides public-health and family-support services to women, children, and families in Pottawattamie and Mills counties. The Southwest Iowa COVID Response Fund was created via a partnership between the Iowa West Foundation and the Pottawattamie County Community Foundation. To donate or to become a sponsor for the Mobile Family Wellness Unit, please contact Executive Director Kimberly Kolakowski at kkolakowski@familyia.org / (712) 256-9566. Learn more at familyia.org.

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