Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley one of 10 affiliates nationwide to receive grant from CareSource

DAYTON, OH., May 9, 2023 – Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley announced today it will receive a grant of $35,000 from CareSource to support early childhood screening services and mental health programs. The grant is part of a national $2.55 million donation CareSource, a nationally recognized leader in managed care, made to Easterseals in late 2022.

“Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley is honored to be receiving this funding from CareSource to support our Child Screening Service with Early Childhood Mental Health Program,” said Lance Detrick, President & CEO of Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley. “With this funding, we will be able to serve approximately 2,500 children throughout the Miami Valley with early intervention for developmental delays and behavioral health concerns.”

Annual CareSource grants of $725,000 will support the work of select Easterseals Affiliates nationwide, the work of Easterseals’ national office, and the organization’s Project on Education and Community Health Equity, an initiative focused on addressing the educational and healthcare needs of children with disabilities, including children with disabilities of color, so they are kindergarten ready and can reach their full potential.

“CareSource is thrilled to provide a $35,000 grant to support Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley with their Child Screening Service with Early Childhood Mental Health program,” said Dee Yocum, Vice President of Operations for CareSource. “This unique program helps local families gain access to screenings and mental health services that support their children’s future success in education, social-emotional learning, and overall developmental progress.”

Another round of funding for Easterseals Affiliates’ programs and services will be announced in late 2023.

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Media Contacts:
Cindy Carusone – Public Relations and Donations Manager, Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley

Joe Kelley, CareSource

Sharon Watson, Easterseals

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