The Youngstown Foundation has provided a $15,000 capital-improvement grant to D&E Counseling Center in support of a $30,000 parking-lot expansion for their Camp Challenge facility at Wilkinson Avenue and McCollum Road in Youngstown.
The camp provides therapeutic recreational therapy along with individual and group counseling for 7- to 13-year-old children with a history of social and emotional disabilities. Greg Cvetkovic, executive director of the center, stated that the additional parking is needed as the current parking lot is too small for its needs.
For this current year the summer camp program served 95 children over its 10 weeks of operations and the after-school program served about 50 children last year.
RFP grant request
The Ohio Commission on Minority Health has announced the availability of a request for proposals — or RFP — for the establishment of a Statewide African American Health Coalition for fiscal year 2015, which begins Oct. 1.
The RFP outlining grant requirements and technical assistance information is available on the commission’s website at www.mih.ohio.gov, by mail at Ohio Commission on Minority Health, 77 S. High St., 18th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215, or by phone at 614- 466-4000. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Sept. 5.
Senior Citizen Day
The Realife Church is celebrating National Senior Citizen Day from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 21 at 12824 Salem-Warren Road. This is a free event for all senior citizens.
Events include a health fair and farmers market, display tables, free door prizes and lunch. Use the church’s north entrance, street level. For information, call 330-332-0011.
The Mike Hull Memorial Poker Run and Pasta Dinner for Autism will raise money to benefit the Autism Society of Ohio Mahoning Valley.
The event is Saturday at noon and starts at the Dash Inn at 2716 Mahoning Ave. Registration starts at 11 a.m. The cost is $10.
For information, contact Melissa at 330-781-0918 or Nancy at 330-622-1709.
Sports medicine expands at ACH
Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley has expanded its orthopedic services to include sports medicine at the Boardman Medical Pavilion.
Providing services will be pediatric sports medicine physician Dr. Christopher Liebig.
Dr. Liebig attended the West Virginia University School of Medicine and completed a residency in pediatrics at the Medical College of Virginia at VCU. He also completed a fellowship in pediatric sports medicine at Akron Children’s in Akron.
Joining the orthopedic team will be Dr. Patrick Riley Jr. He graduated from Northeastern Ohio Medical University and completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Summa Health System in Akron. Dr. Riley also completed a fellowship in pediatric sports orthopedics at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Grant awarded for mothers, children
The department of Health and Human Services has provided a $3,772,726 grant award to Ohio as part of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program established by the Affordable Care Act.
These funds will allow Ohio Home Visiting Programs to continue and expand voluntary, evidence-based home visiting services to women during pregnancy and to parents with young children up to age 5.