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Human Services Council Of Mid-Fairfield

Norwalk, CT

Grants Awarded

Briggs High School Health Center

Funding Type Restricted
Funding Total $484,500
Impact Area Equity and Justice
Years Funded 1999-2013

To support the health and mental health staff at the school-based health center at Briggs High School, an alternative school primarily for at-risk, uninsured and court-involved youth in Norwalk. Services include physical exams, treatment of acute and chronic illnesses, immunizations, dispensation of medication, crisis intervention, counseling, weight management, and nutrition classes. This grant enables the health center to provide patient services free of charge for 25 hours a week, including before and after school, and health instruction in the classrooms. Approximately 1,000 student visits are documented annually.