Crittenton Center received a $5,000 grant from Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation to assist Iowa non-profit organizations that are addressing overall health, wellness, and food insecurity issues during the COVID-19 crisis.
Crittenton Center is a nonprofit organization in northwest Iowa serving over 2,000 individuals each year through an emergency shelter, preschool and childhood development centers, in-home family development, education and support services and life-skills training and foster care program.
The Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation grant has allowed Crittenton Center to purchase necessary PPE supplies and assist with operational expenses at the Emergency Shelter. The grant is also supporting Crittenton’s in-home family development, education and support programs which transitioned to virtual visits due to social distancing guidelines.
“Knowing that we have the appropriate supplies to protect the kids and staff at the Shelter if necessary, takes a huge financial stressor off our agency, “states Leslie Heying, Executive Director of Crittenton Center. “In addition, being able to continue to see our parents interact with their children during this pandemic is vital to the safety and security of families.”
Delta Dental is committed to strengthening and transforming the health and smiles of all Iowans. During this unprecedented time, they understand communities across Iowa are dealing with the effects of COVID-19 pandemic and appreciate the hard work and dedication of non-profits.