Senator Collett Announces $100,000 for Hedwig House Community Health Initiative

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LANSDALE, PA — Senator Maria Collett (D-12 Montgomery) this past week visited Hedwig House, Inc., a nonprofit serving local adults living with severe mental illness, to announce $100,000 in state grant funding for its “Healthier You” mobile outreach initiative.

“As a nurse, I know just how critical regular health screenings and basic necessities are to personal and community health, and how inaccessible they can be to those who need them most,” said Senator Collett. “That’s why I was so proud to secure this $100,000 grant to support Hedwig House’s new initiative.”

Susan Hays, Hedwig House, Inc.’s Chief Operating Officer commented: “This funding will be instrumental in launching our new Healthier You Community Campaign, which will provide access to health screenings and resources such as food, toiletries, school supplies and winter coats to our members and the community at large at locations across Montgomery County where they are most needed. In addition to the vital resources it will offer, the Healthier You program will create opportunities for our members to practice the life skills central to Hedwig House’s mission.”

During her visit, Senator Collett also delivered thousands of toiletries generously donated by her constituents as part of her office’s February Healthy Communities Donation Drive.

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