Rogue Valley nonprofit to get $2.2 million grant to train addiction counselors

Good News Notes: “A Southern Oregon nonprofit organization that provides services to those struggling with addiction will receive a $2.2 million grant over the next four years to create a program that will train future counselors in behavioral health and addiction treatment. The executive director of OnTrack Rogue Valley, Sommer Wolcott said the organization will use the federal funding to…

When disaster strikes, this Alabama nonprofit is ready

Good News Notes: “Hurricane Ida was on Judy Holland’s radar as soon as it was on James Spann’s. As the managing director of High Socks for Hope, she knows that whenever a hurricane, tornado or other natural disaster happens in the Southeast, the nonprofit organization will soon spring into action. And they’ll still be in the…

Utah-based nonprofit brings people to new heights with adaptive paragliding program

Good News Notes: “For the last six years, Chris Santacroce and his team at Project Airtime have been bringing people to new heights with their adaptive paragliding program.  The nonprofit, Project Airtime, is free for everyone – individuals with special needs, people with brain and spinal cord injuries or other illnesses, their caregivers, the elderly and…

Seeds of Hope on new journey of healing focused on giving back

Good News Notes: “The sunflowers planted by an area nonprofit are sky high and in full bloom this year. Seeds of Hope was started by the family of Babbette Jaquish. She passed away in 2014 after a long battle with cancer. Each year, her memory is kept alive through sunflowers. This year, the Eau Claire…

Cedar Rapids nonprofit ready to accept Afghan refugees amid chaos

Good News Notes: “An Iowa non-profit is ready to shelter Afghan refuges. The Catherine McAuley Center in Cedar Rapids is the only refugee and immigrant service provider in Eastern Iowa. No Afghan immigrants have reached out to the center, but officials with the center told Iowa’s News Now they will accept any refugees. Afghanistan natives are trying…