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Dental clinic nets grant

WILLIMANTIC — The SBM Charitable Foundation in Manchester, recently awarded Generations Family Health Center Inc. a “We’re Pulling For You” grant of $43,750.

This grant is to help support Generations’ Willimantic Pediatric Dentistry program that provides oral health care to children on Medicaid as well as uninsured children in Windham County.

This grant is greatly appreciated and will secure continued dental services to this historically vulnerable and under-served population.

The SBM Charitable Foundation Inc. was established in 2000, by Connecticut Bancshares Inc., the parent company of the former Savings Bank of Manchester in Manchester.

The SBM Charitable Foundation Inc.’s mission is committed to bettering the lives of those who live and work predominantly east of the Connecticut River in Hartford, Tolland and Windham counties.

Priorities established for the foundation’s giving are health, human services, education, housing and the arts.

Generations Family Health Center is a private, not-for-profit, regional federally qualified health center that has been serving eastern Con-necticut since 1984.

Generations provides a full continuum of primary health care, oral health care, behavioral health care and case management and support services for people of all ages through sites in Willimantic, Norwich, Putnam, Danielson and Putnam.

Generations is accredited by the Joint Commission and is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient Centered Medical Home.

Generations’ mission is to provide quality, compassionate and professional health care that is affordable, easily accessible and without discrimination to all members of the communities served by the nonprofit.

“We are so thankful for the support the SBM Charitable Foundation has given us over the past 12 years that allows us to continue to make a significant impact on the oral health status of the children in our community,” said Dr. Kathy Montague, who is the chief dental officer at Generations.

 

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