The Humana Foundation is spreading holiday cheer at local nonprofit organizations with grants totaling $250,000.

Humana Foundation logoEight organizations that provide food, shelter and access to health and other services have received between $25,000 and $50,000 each.

“The Humana Foundation is delighted to provide funding to enable these organizations to better support those who need it most,” Virginia Kelly Judd, the foundation’s executive director, said in a press release.

“During this season of giving, we hope these gifts help meet immediate and urgent needs for some of our community’s most vulnerable individuals and families,” she said.

The foundation awarded grants to:

  • The Center for Women and Families, which provides services in Louisville and Southern Indiana, including an emergency shelter, for victims of domestic violence.
  • The Healing Place offers services to the homeless and recovery programs for the addicted.
  • LifeSpan Resources is Southern Indiana Area Agency on Aging and promotes independent living through services including care management, health and nutrition support and transportation.
  • St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities in Southern Indiana people resolve crisis situations, such as food and housing insecurity.
  • St. John Center for Homeless Men removes barriers to self-sufficiency and housing by providing shelter and social services.
  • St. Vincent De Paul Society is as a homeless shelter and provides services including crisis intervention and meals.
  • Wayside Christian Mission provides services including clothing, food and shelter.
  • Wellspring helps people with mental illness through housing, wellness programs and rehabilitation.
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