Woodstock, VT, April 29, 2020 – In direct response to COVID-19, the Ottauquechee Health Foundation (OHF) has modified its granting policies for the 2020 fiscal year to better serve those in need. In these extraordinary times, OHF will consider grants requesting payment for services not normally covered by the foundation. OHF is also working hard to provide personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, to community members.
OHF’s long standing Good Neighbor Grant program is of utmost importance to assist those with limited financial resources to access essential health and wellness services they may not otherwise receive. This includes access to hearing aids, dentures, eyeglasses, physical therapy, counseling, and co-pays, which are not covered by insurance. OHF pledges to not let these essential needs go unmet during these uncertain times and expects to see an influx in assistance requests as isolation limitations are slowly lifted. OHF will be ready to serve those needs.
There is no other organization in the region doing what OHF does. The Foundation is grateful and honored to devote itself to its cause, day in and day out.
For almost 24 years, OHF has provided close to $4 million to support individuals and families in meeting their health and wellness needs. As a prominent and successful advocate for health, OHF is well-positioned to continue to support the communities it serves as well as nurture positive, lasting change in 2020 and beyond.