Greylock logoGreylock FCU’s $10,000 Grant Boosts CHP Family Services and Outreach

Greylock Federal Credit Union has awarded $10,000 to Community Health Programs’ Family Services program, a vital CHP component that relies on community support to help fund nutrition, early literacy and parent support programs in South County.

CHP-Family Services reaches 2,000 individuals each year through programs that include healthy cooking instruction, early literacy, parenting support groups, playgroups and the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. Family services are an integral component of federally qualified health centers, of which CHP is one of 1,100 in the U.S.

Greylock President and CEO, John L. Bissell said, “Greylock is delighted to award this grant to CHP’s Family Services Programs, and to assist CHP’s ongoing commitment to making health care available to everyone. Helping CHP enhance and strengthen services to the families that make up our community is one of the many ways we are fulfilling our mission.”

Jennifer Connor-Shumsky, development coordinator for CHP, said, “CHP is grateful for this generous gift from Greylock and other community contributions, which ensure that our Family Services programs are available for free to families throughout Southern Berkshires, regardless of income.”

As a federally qualified health center, CHP has medical practices throughout Berkshire County, as well as South County-based family services and health insurance access counseling. CHP provides medical care to 20,000 Berkshire County, or about 15 percent of the county’s population.

For information about CHP Family Services visit: communityhealthprograms.org/family-services/

About Greylock Federal Credit Union

Greylock membership is open to anyone who lives, works, attends school, worships or regularly conducts business in Berkshire County, and Westfield, Southwick, Granville, Montgomery, or Russell, Massachusetts. Greylock Federal is wholly owned by its more than 70,000 members and offers full-service branches in Pittsfield, Great Barrington, Lee, Adams, North Adams, Williamstown, Lanesborough and Lenox. Greylock has a Low Income Designation (LID) from the NCUA and certification by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund allowing the Credit Union to offer expanded services to low and moderate income families. More information is available online at www.greylock.org.