How the Visionary Projects We Fund Are Tranforming Lincoln
In 2015, CHE helped fund MilkWorks, a non-profit specializing in breastfeeding support, through a grant for the larger Lincoln Breastfeeding Initiative. Working closely with other CHE grantees, MilkWorks has since greatly impacted low-income and culturally diverse mothers in Lincoln through their Community Breastfeeding Educators project.
In 2015, St. Monica's Behavioral Health Services for Women sought a CHE grant to fund a pilot program that offered women struggling with addiction or mental instabilities a chance to explore and ultimately overcome their issues through a perfectly Midwestern companionship: human and horse. St. Monica's results, like the project concept itself, have proved to be exceptional.
In 2015, CHE proudly funded an imaginative approach to tackling food disparities in Lincoln. The Veggie Van, a project from Community Crops, has since been making waves in the community as it brings fresh produce to low-income and refugee families. Lamya Ali, a local translator, understands what this van means to Lincolnites.