Current Grantees

Summary of Qlarant Grant Awards ~ 2018 – 2019 Grant Cycle

New Grantees

Eastern Shore Wellness Solutions, Inc. — Award Amount: $35,000

Qlarant Foundation supports Eastern Shore Wellness Solutions’ efforts to expand its Community Health Outreach Workers Program to include self-management training for individuals living with chronic disease and provide follow-up to the “Living Well” evidence based program. The organization continues to provide care coordination for program participants and their primary care provider. It also is a resource for the social determinants of health, including housing, food and transportation.

Girls in the Game — Award Amount: $10,000

Girls in the Game is committed to promoting the health and wellness of girls, educating them about alternatives to violence and strengthening underserved communities. Every girl has the opportunity to find her voice, discover her strength and lead with confidence through fun and active sports, and health and leadership programs. Qlarant Foundation funds support the After School Program in Baltimore City.

Shirley Grace Pregnancy Center, Inc. — Award Amount: $35,000

The Shirley Grace Pregnancy Center’s Holistic Opportunities for Prevention and Education Program addresses the current gap in services offered to high-risk pregnant women on the Lower Eastern Shore. The Program targets poverty stricken and ill-informed women facing pre-partum or postpartum depression as well as addiction. Holistic healing is characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account the mind, body and spirit as well as environmental and social factors.

University Legal Services, Inc. — Award Amount: $25,000

Qlarant Foundation provides support to the University Legal Services Jail and Advocacy Project, Transition from Incarceration to Community. The program advocates for access to health care, mental health care, and comprehensive reentry support for currently incarcerated DC adults with mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders.

Previously Funded Grantees

Access Carroll, Inc. — Award Amount: $20,000

Access Carroll’s Integrated Pharmaceutical Program helps low-income and at-risk residents of Carroll County achieve good health through access to free-of-charge medications and management of their chronic diseases and acute illnesses.

Qlarant Foundation continues support for the Pharmacy Coordinator position, which is highly successful in enabling providers to streamline their focus on direct patient care. This position is responsible for managing medication acquisition, supporting medication reconciliation and chronic disease registries, and providing patient education concerning usage of medications to control chronic disease.

Breast Care for Washington — Award Amount: $25,000

Breast Care for Washington, DC was founded in 2012 in response to the breast cancer mortality rate in the nation’s capital. The organization promotes access to breast cancer screening, diagnostics and treatment for all women regardless of their ability to pay. These robust efforts eliminate as many barriers to screening as possible faced by the high-risk target population.  Qlarant Foundation’s grant defrays direct costs of providing mammograms to uninsured women.

Breast Care for Washington (BCW) received $25,000 for its Patient Centered Care Model which takes a multifaceted approach to comprehensive patient centered care. This organization offers medically underserved women state of the art 3D screening and diagnostic imaging as well as needle guided biopsies when necessary. BCW makes robust efforts to eliminate as many barriers to screening as possible that the High Risk Target Population face.

Channel Marker, Inc. — Award Amount: $25,000

Since 1982, Channel Marker’s has been promoting mental health by providing prevention programs, rehabilitation and community services to individuals and their families.

Qlarant Foundation continues support for Channel Marker’s Health Home Program, which provides mental health support in Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot counties for clients who suffer with pre-existing severe and persistent mental illness, as well as having other medical diagnoses. The Health Home program covers comprehensive care management, comprehensive transitional care, individual and family support services, care coordination, health promotion and referral to community and social support services.

Community Ministries of Rockville — Award Amount: $25,000

Community Ministries of Rockville was established in 1967 with a mission to improve the quality of life for the most vulnerable of Montgomery County residents by providing them with basic health and human services and advocating on their behalf, with the goal of helping them achieve and maintain self-sufficiency.

Mansfield Kaseman Health Clinic, a subsidiary of the Community Ministries of Rockville, provides quality healthcare and healthcare education to Montgomery County’s low income and underinsured residents. Qlarant Foundation funding supports patient navigation staff and the bilingual front desk manager and health education manager who play a key role in communicating health information to patients in their preferred language.

Help and Outreach Point of Entry, Inc. — Award Amount: $40,000

Help and Outreach Point of Entry has served the poor and homeless of the Tri-County area of the Lower Eastern Shore since 2007. This is accomplished through outreach to the homeless, assessments of needs and eligibility, guidance and education, assistance with obtaining documents, facilitating access to medication and treatment, referrals for other necessary services, and other support to end the cycle of homelessness and poverty.

The program has been expanded to include Adult Dental Health Outreach activities, while continuing to support clients with medical assessments, health education and screening, referrals to healthcare treatment and guidance to improve their health status.

La Clinica del Pueblo — Award Amount: $25,000

La Clinica del Pueblo has been in operation since the mid-1980s and its mission is to build healthy Latino communities through culturally appropriate health services, focusing on those most in need.

La Clinica del Pueblo received a grant of $25,000 for its Increasing Access to Latino Limited English Proficient Immigrant Youth Program. Qlarant Foundation continues to provide funding for the Mi Refugio Community Mental Health and Support Program, which provides behavioral health services for unaccompanied and recently arrived immigrant youth at the Northwestern High School in Prince Georges County. The program links Mi Refugio participants to a medical home and provides them sexual and reproductive counseling.

Maryland Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped — Award Amount: $25,000

In 1988 the Maryland Dental Association created the Maryland Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped. The sole purpose of the organization is to facilitate the provision of pro bono dental care for Maryland citizens who are disabled, cannot afford treatment and are ineligible for public aid.

The MFDH operates the Donated Dental Services Program. The Program recruits volunteer dentists and dental laboratories to provide services free of charge to adult low-income Maryland residents who are disabled by illness or injury. MFDH patient care coordinators act as liaisons between patients and dentists to maximize the volunteers’ time and ensure that patients receive needed care and services. Since 1989, over $19 million in free dental care has been provided to approximately 9,800 Marylanders.

Miriam’s Kitchen — Award Amount: $30,000

Miriam’s Kitchen began as a soup kitchen in 1983 and has grown to be one of the few direct service agencies that also works to improve DC’s homeless services system. Its mission is to end chronic homelessness in Washington, DC by honoring guests’ dignity and encouraging a sense of belonging and bringing about lasting change.

Miriam’s Kitchen’s Social Services Program reduces barriers to medical and behavioral healthcare for District of Columbia residents who are experiencing prolonged homelessness and related complex health issues. As part of the implementation of the program, the organization invites their guests to the dining room for a meal and provides them a wide range of essential services from clean clothes and toiletries to mail pickup and voice mail.

 

Mission of Mercy — Award Amount: $25,000

Mission of Mercy began operations in the central Maryland/Pennsylvania region in 1994 with the express intention of restoring dignity through the provision of quality healthcare and medications for the sick, poor and homeless. Its mission is to restore dignity and “healing through Love” at mobile clinics, providing free health care and medications.

The Mission of Mercy continues to expand the Shared Patient/Hospital Partner Program, which reduces hospital re-admissions and improves health outcomes for uninsured or under-insured patients in Baltimore and Carroll counties as well as Baltimore City. Qlarant Foundation funding is used to support medical staff in providing service to Frederick Memorial Hospital referral patients, including data collection and evaluation and expansion of the program to additional hospitals.

University of Maryland Medical Center, Breathmobile — Award Amount: $40,000

The mission of the Breathmobile program is to provide free asthma specialty care services to underserved Baltimore City children, with the goal of controlling their chronic, incurable medical condition and enabling them to stay in school and lead full, productive lives.

Qlarant Foundation continues support for the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital Breathmobile Program. The Breathmobile is a mobile clinic that provides free specialty asthma services and preventive care to Baltimore City underserved children with asthma. The program results in decreased hospitalizations, deceased emergency department visits, decreased missed days from school and improvement in asthma control.