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AMYWF Impact Report 2021

Dear Friends, With a new year on the horizon, I am delighted to share with you updates from AMY Wellness Foundation and our grant partners. Over the last year, as a community, we have made many steps forward to improving the health and wellness of our region. I am always humbled to see and hear […]

AMY WELLNESS FOUNDATION AND MISSION HEALTH COLLABORATE TO FIND A NEW HOME FOR MITCHELL COUNTY SAFEPLACE

Funding from Dogwood Health Trust will go towards renovations of the former Blue Ridge Regional Hospital building in Mitchell County When people think of the AMY region they picture the beautiful mountains, lush rural landscape, and friendly neighbors. Issues of domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse, and the myriad of other societal ills that unfortunately […]

Important Updates and Information

Dear Friends, This year, has exceeded our expectations in so many ways. AMY Wellness Foundation is excited to share with you the latest news from our Foundation including the addition of a new board member, new grant partner updates, strategic community meeting findings, philanthropy at work, and more! But first, this year AMYWF has partnered […]

AMY WELLNESS FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH DOGWOOD HEALTH TRUST TO BRING $300,000 TO AMY REGION FOR CRITICAL HOME REPAIR INITIATIVE

Since AMY Wellness Foundation’s (AMYWF) inception, safe, affordable, and adequate housing has remained a top priority. One of the first grants AMYWF supported was to develop a housing coalition in the AMY region to identify and create a housing report that outlined the current state of housing and potential solutions. The report found that more […]

Philanthropy at Work: Locals receive ‘Abriendo Puertas’ program training

In early June, a group of five local advocates for Hispanic families gathered to receive training on how to deliver a program called Abriendo Puertas to parents in the community. Abriendo Puertas (opening doors) offers a series of up to 10 workshops for Spanish speaking parents on topics ranging from early childhood development to school […]

Philanthropy at Work: WAMY Community Action

Thanks to a grant partnership between AMYWF and the The High Country Charitable Foundation, Inc., WAMY served over 150 students in their Avery County After-School Program during the 2020-2021 school year. Through this program, WAMY provided a safe and enriching place for children to be after-school and provided these children and families with a variety […]

Grant Partner Highlight: Pisgah Legal Services

Philanthropy at Work: Pisgah Legal Services AMYWF has provided a Family Resilience grant to support Pisgah Legal Services’ provision of free civil legal aid to underserved, low-income victims of crime; primarily victims of domestic and sexual violence, child maltreatment, hate crimes, and elder abuse in Western North Carolina. Pisgah Legal Services expanded their Domestic and […]

Grant Partner Highlight: PATH’s CARE Program Featured in NC Medical Journal

Philanthropy at Work: Partners Aligned Toward Health’s Community Ambassador Real Equality (CARE) was featured in this month’s North Carolina Medical Journal. CARE is a partnership between local community ambassadors, Partners Aligned Toward Health, Mountain Community Health Partnership, Mountain Area Health Education Center, Yancey County Emergency Management, Pisgah Legal Services, and others to prevent the spread […]

FOUR ORGANIZATIONS, FOUR PROGRAMS, COLLABORATING TO SUPPORT FOOD SECURITY IN YANCEY COUNTY

Through grant funding from AMY Wellness Foundation (AMYWF) four non-profits, Reconciliation House, Partners Aligned Toward Health, TRACTOR Food and Farms, and Dig In Community Garden, are working together to achieve food security in Yancey County. By working together, the capacity of each organization is elevated to efficiently use resources to benefit communities in need. “We […]

AMY Wellness Foundation News Updates

Dear Friends, Over the last few months, AMY Wellness Foundation and our grant partners have been hard at work serving our mountain communities. Through our year-round funding opportunities, we have continued to partner with organizations working to improve health and wellness through innovative, collaborative, and transformative programs. We are excited to share updates from our […]