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06/16/2020

WHHA Awarded Grant for Short-Term Medical Training & Mental Health Awareness

(Winter Haven, FL) - The Polk County, FL Health and Human Services Division has awarded the Winter Haven Housing Authority with a $38,000 grant, as part of its CDBG-COVID-19 Public Service Funding for FY 2019-2020. 

The grant, which was officially approved by the Polk County Board of Commissioners on May 5, 2020, is provided to local organizations in the prevention, preparation for and response to the Coronavirus pandemic in the community.

The WHHA will use the awarded funding to continue its Short-Term Medical Training Program, which has been designed to help individuals pursue careers as Home Health Aides, Medical Technicians and Certified Nursing Assistants. Additionally, the funding will be used to provide individuals, who through this COVID period of uncertainty, require family counseling.  The program is open to all individuals served by the WHHA, and participants of its Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program.  The program is slated to run from August 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020.

To learn more, or sign up for either the Med-Tech Training classes and/or the Mental Health Wellness counseling, please contact Theresa Stewart or Noemi Scharer at (863) 294-7369.

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