Washington Women’s Foundation said The Health Center program here exemplifies the intent of their grant, said Linda Brown in a release.

The foundation “believed the $100,000 grant did exactly what we said it could do and was thus a good investment on their part.” Outcomes from the three-year grant received high praise, she said.

The Health Center recently hosted Seattle-based members of the WWF’s investment team for a final review.

“Our team was able to point to the success of our model of providing holistic and no-charge health care services for children in their school settings and the special role that our care coordinators play in helping children and families get needed care in our community,” said Stan Ledington, The Health Center executive director.

The grant helped fund the two care coordinators at the Lincoln High School and Blue Ridge Elementary schools’ clinics.

“We congratulate The Health Center of Walla Walla for successfully using our $100,000 investment in their program to strengthen core staffing,” said Beth McCaw, Washington Women’s Foundation president. 

“During a recent site visit at The Health Center, our members were most impressed by seeing how the Center’s leadership has strategically incorporated what they’ve learned from experience over the three-year period of our grant into their planning for future growth. 

“Now their trauma-informed care model is poised to help even more children in the Walla Walla community and beyond. We have great confidence in The Health Center’s future.”

While funding from the foundation concludes in June, The Health Center appreciates strong local donor funding and continues to work to attract additional funds to support its work in the clinics, according to the release. 

Etcetera appears in daily and Sunday editions. Annie Charnley Eveland can be reached at annieeveland@wwub.com or afternoons at 526-8313. 

Annie joined the U-B news staff in 1979 and since 1990 has written Etcetera, a daily community column. She was promoted to a copy editing post in 2007. She edits copy, designs and lays out pages, including the weekly arts and entertainment guide Marquee,