(June 28, 2016) The Community Chest of New Britain and Berlin has awarded more than $124,000 in mid-year grants to a variety of non-profit programs serving New Britain and Berlin.

The Community Chest Board of Directors voted this month to award $124,112 in grants as follows:

Boys and Girls Club. A $17,700 grant to launch the Peer-to-Peer: Game Room Socialization initiative.

Connecticut Mental Health Affiliates (CMHA). A $5,500 grant to support staff training in the Marschak Interaction Method in CMHA’s New Britain Child and Family Services division.

Friendship Service Center. A $20,000 grant for the Emergency Shelter and Community Kitchen.

Greater New Britain Teen Pregnancy Prevention. A $10,000 grant for general operating support to maintain and enhance the long-term, comprehensive, results-cased teen pregnancy prevention program.

Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters. A $10,000 grant for the Community-Based Mentoring Program.

Prudence Crandall Center. A $20,000 grant for Community Education and Prevention Services.

Arts for Learning. A $10,000 grant to provide afternoon experiential arts integration programming for the Summer Enrichment Experience program in New Britain.

ROOTS. A $10,000 grant for the New Britain Mobile Farmers’ Market to serve residents with low access to healthy food.

Trinity-On-Main. A $7,500 grant to replace unsafe theater carpeting.

Veterans, Inc. A $13,412 grant for a new Resident Advisor position.

Since 1919, the Community Chest of New Britain and Berlin has played a vital role in meeting local health and human service needs. A local and independent Board of Directors identifies and invests resources twice yearly in programs and initiatives benefiting the New Britain and Berlin communities.