Dubois County, October 19, 2017: Tri-Cap recently received an $8,775 grant from the Dubois County Community Foundation to fund a new children’s dental care initiative.
The funds were made available through the Amelia Endowment held by the foundation to assist children from low-income families in obtaining necessary dental care.
Tri-Cap will utilize the funds to assist clients in establishing initial dental screenings with local dentists. Follow-up dental treatment expenses will be provided by proceeds from the grant while supplies last.
“Proper dental care is one of many health factors in the overall success of children,” said Joyce Fleck, Tri-Cap’s executive director. “In Tri-Cap’s preschool classrooms, our children are required to brush their teeth after every meal served. Our children and their parents are provided several opportunities to learn together about good dental hygiene habits. These grant funds are needed to remove the financial barriers our families face in following through with necessary dental treatments for their children. That’s something everyone can smile about!”
Tri-Cap’s mission is to empower people in the community to accept responsibility for achieving personal and economic well-being by providing health, housing and educational services. To learn more about Tri-Cap’s services, visit www.tri-cap.net.