Vickery Meadow is set to benefit from community grants awarded by Texas Health Resources.
Texas Health awarded $5 million in grants to Dallas-Forth Worth area organizations helping North Texans affected by COVID-19 pandemic stressors. The grants target anxiety screenings, community garden expansions and job training assistance.
DFW regions receiving grants include Collin County, Dallas/Rockwall, Denton/Wise and Tarrant/Parker. The grants were made with input from community leaders around North Texas, and targeted priorities were identified in the Texas Health Community Health Needs Assessment.
For Dallas/Rockwall, Well Together will receive $500,000. The behavioral health initiative aims to mitigate depression in residents in Central and West Dallas, including the 75231 ZIP code that includes Vickery Meadow.
Additionally, AVANCE North Texas will work with Vickery Meadow to increase awareness of mental health, offer screenings for 100 families for depression and connect 50 families with limited or no access to social resources.
“These issues, such as food insecurity and social isolation, have been longstanding problems in these communities and have only become more critical because of the pandemic,” Texas Health CEO Barclay Berdan said. “Texas Health Community Impact is about reaching beyond the walls of our hospitals and improving the lives of people in the communities we serve.”