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Tuesday, May 03, 2022

波士頓市府發3萬9千元資助6移民組織擴辦精神健康服務

 

市長和移民發展服務辦處頒發精神健康服務小額贈款給六個移民服務組織

撥款 $39,000 給非營利組織,支持移民社區的精神健康服務

  波士頓市市長(Michelle Wu) 和市長移民發展服務辦處MOIA頒發 $39,000 小額贈款給六個移民服務組織。這些資金將幫助這些組織擴大移民社區的精神健康服務

 吳市長說:「由於語言和文化障礙,傳統的精神健康服務用於移民社區可能具有挑戰性。這些非營利組織正在提供精神健康支援,以滿足當地居民的需求,我非常感激本市能夠對他們提供支援這些重要和及時的服務。」

 市長移民發展服務辦處主任 Yusufi Vali 說:「新冠病毒疫情對我們的移民社區產生更嚴重的影響。在我們從事疫情康復工作時,我們必須優先考慮精神健康,探索創新的康復方法。」

 這六個多元化移民服務非營利組織將個別獲得 $6,500 ,用於精神健康項目。這些項目包括不同的服務例如使用講故事的格式,、支持精神健康康復小組康和藝術展覽會。

 以下組織獲選接受 MOIA 精神健康小額贈款:

 亞裔美國人資源研討會(AARW):每月在 Dorchester 與亞裔移民召開社區成員健康和精神健康支援會議

 巴西工人中心:透過開展為期八週的計劃,擴大他們的 Mulheres Vencedoras 專案,促進日常壓力管理和情感健康

 奇卡專案:利用培訓和談話解決導致拉丁裔和黑人女學生精神健康挑戰和自殺風險的社會和文化因素問題

 互助伊斯蒂社區治愈中心專案:舉辦藝術展覽會和開設培訓課程,注重在東波士頓開展和平團體等治愈活動

麻薩諸塞州家庭營養中心:每月舉辦兩次營養團體活動,並每週為 DorchesterAllstonBrightonHyde Park Roslindale 的佛得角移民提供獲得負擔得起的健康食品的機會

索馬里家長教育維權中心(SPACE): Roslindale Roxbury 為有殘障子女的索馬里移民家庭舉辦 10 次團體會議

 任何有意參加這些計劃的人都可以直接與上述個別非營利組織聯繫。

 MOIA 將與 Leah Zallman 移民健康研究中心合作,瞭解獲獎非營利組織如何改善移民的精神健康資源。研究結果可幫助指導本市的未來投資。

 關於波士頓市長移民發展服務辦處(Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement

波士頓市長移民發展服務辦處(MOIA)致力促進移民充分地、公平地參與波士頓經濟、市政、社會與文化生活。MOIA還努力推進對移民為本市所做貢獻的認可與公眾理解。若需瞭解更多資訊,請瀏覽boston.gov/immigrants

MAYOR WU AND IMMIGRANT ADVANCEMENT AWARD

MENTAL HEALTH MINI-GRANTS

TO SIX IMMIGRANT-SERVING ORGANIZATIONS

$39,000 goes to nonprofits to support mental health programming for immigrant communities

BOSTON - TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2022 - Mayor Michelle Wu and the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement (MOIA) are awarding $39,000 in mini-grants to 6 immigrant-serving organizations. The funds will help organizations expand mental health programming for immigrant communities. 

“Accessing traditional mental health services can be challenging for immigrant communities because of barriers from language and culture,” said Mayor Wu. “These nonprofits are providing mental health support in a way that meets residents where they are, and I am grateful that the City can support their important and timely efforts.

“COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted our immigrant communities,” said Yusufi Vali, Director of the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement. “As we address recovery efforts, we must prioritize mental health and explore innovative ways to help people heal.”

The six diverse, immigrant-serving nonprofit organizations will each receive $6,500 for mental health programming. The programs include different services like storytelling, healing circles, and arts fairs. 

The following organizations are selected for the MOIA Mental Health Mini-Grants:

Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW): Hold monthly community wellness and mental health support sessions with Asian immigrants in Dorcheste

Brazilian Worker Center: Expand their Mulheres Vencedoras initiative with an 8-week program that promotes daily stress management and emotional wellness

Chica Project: Use training and conversations to address social and cultural factors that contribute to mental health challenges and suicide risks in Latinx and Black female students

Community Healing Center Project with Mutual Aid Eastie: Host art fairs and training sessions focused on healing practices like peace circles in East Boston

Family Nurturing Center for Massachusetts: Hold two monthly Nurturing Circles and provide weekly opportunities to access affordable healthy foods for Cape Verdean immigrants in Dorchester, Allston, Brighton, Hyde Park, and Roslindale

Somali Parents Advocacy Center for Education (SPACE): Provide 10 small group sessions in Roslindale and Roxbury for Somali immigrant families with children with disabilities

Anyone interested in joining these programs can reach out to the organization directly. 

MOIA will partner with the Leah Zallman Center for Immigrant Health Research to learn how the awardees improve mental health resources for immigrants. The results could help guide the City’s future investments.  


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