Dedham Savings Community Foundation Supports Italian Home for Children

The Dedham Savings Community Foundation has donated $5,000 to Italian Home for Children (IHC). This grant will be used to fund external phone translation services to better serve their diverse population of clients and families. As the agency strives to become more inclusive, the funds will allow IHC to provide critical mental health services to clients in their own language.


Italian Home for Children provides an integrated network of powerful and effective programs to help children and families with mental health, behavioral, and educational challenges thrive in their communities. Serving young people of all races, nationalities, and religious affiliations, IHC provides evidence-based therapeutic assistance to some of the most vulnerable and fragile members of the community.


The Dedham Savings Community Foundation is a privately funded foundation created by Dedham Savings in 2000 to provide financial support to charitable organizations that serve disadvantaged populations within the Bank’s community reinvestment area. These communities include Dedham, Needham, Norwood, Sharon, South Boston, Walpole, and Westwood and contiguous areas.  Typical requests are received from schools, libraries, family service organizations and non-profit organizations.  The Trustees of the Foundation accept grant requests from community organizations and make awards twice per year.

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