TRI-CAP recently receive a grant for $8,775 from the Dubois County Community Foundation to fund a new children’s dental care initiative.
These funds were made available through the Amelia Endowment held by the Dubois County Community Foundation to assist children from low-income families to obtain necessary dental care.
TRI-CAP will utilize the funds to assist clients in establishing their initial dental screenings with local dentists. Follow up dental treatment expenses will be provided by proceeds from this grant while supplies last. The organization is anticipating continued funding from this designated endowment for many years.
In a release TRI-CAP Executive Director Joyce Fleck says proper dental care is one of many health factors in the overall success of children.
She says in their preschool classrooms, children are required to brush their teeth after every meal served.
They along with their parents are provided several opportunities to learn together about good dental hygiene habits. Fleck says the grant funds are needed to remove the financial barriers families face in following through with necessary dental treatments for their children.
Dubois County Community Foundation Executive Director Clayton Boyles says the grant was made possible through a donor’s passion to assist low-income families with basic healthcare needs. He says TRI-CAP is a trusted community partner to help make this happen.
TRI-CAP’s mission is to empower people in our community to accept responsibility for achieving personal and economic well-being by providing health, housing and educational services.
To learn more about TRI-CAP’s services please view their Facebook page and visit their website at www.tri-cap.net