A little help goes a long way. That’s the underlying belief and message of the Tipping Points Grants program run by Partners for Community Wellness at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.
The program distributes $1,000 grants to help people solve immediate, fixable problems that create significant barriers in their lives. Car repairs, appropriate clothing for a new job, tuition for an LNA course, or tools for a trade, can be “make it or break it” resources needed by people living paycheck to paycheck. The inability to pay for car repairs, for example, can lead to absences from work or school, layoffs, or dropping out of school.
In 2016, its first year, Tipping Points distributed five $1,000 grants through each of four partner organizations in New Hampshire and Vermont: the Upper Valley Haven, River Valley Community College, Easter Seals, and Families in Transition.