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First Hospital Foundation awards over $1.4 million in grants

Monday, January 14, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Amy Seasholtz
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2012 Grant Awards

In December 2012, the First Hospital Foundation awarded over $1.4 million in grants to 40 nonprofit agencies serving residents in the Philadelphia region.

Grants to the Community

11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University - $15,000 general operating support grant for 11th Street's provision of comprehensive, community-based, nurse-managed health care to vulnerable people in North Philadelphia through its transdisciplinary model of care. 11th Street focuses on eliminating health disparities through the integration of clinical services and health promotion in partnership with the community. To learn more about 11th Street Family Health Services, click here.

Attic Youth Center - $20,000 grant in continued support of mental health counseling services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth of the Philadelphia region at its multi-service youth agency. To learn more about Attic Youth Center, click here.

Benefits Data Trust- $30,000 for the second year of a two-year grant in support of the BenePhilly Enrollment Center, which assists elderly, low-income individuals access public benefits they are eligible to receive including PACE, SNAP, PTRR and LIHEAP. To learn more about Benefits Data Trust, click here.

Bethesda Project - $20,000 grant in support of medical case management services for residents in its transitional and permanent housing facilities. Services include medication compliance, assistance with insurance matters, transportation to medical appointments, and crisis and emergency interventions. To learn more about Bethesda Project, click here.­­­­

Bridging the Gaps – $20,000 of a two-year general operating support grant for workforce training of future health professionals through multi-disciplinary service to economically disadvantaged populations in Philadelphia. To learn more about Bridging the Gaps, click here.

Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia - $25,000 grant in support of the expansion of ­­­­­­­­­­­­­the community health initiative and legacy project for Cambodian-Americans and other East Asian refugees in the Philadelphia region. These programs focus on improving health outcomes by increasing access to quality health care services through education, referrals, case management, and interpreter and translation services. To learn more about the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia, click here.

The Center for Autism - $25,000 grant in continued support of the Social Competency Program to address core social challenges of children and adolescents between the ages of 5 and 16 with autism spectrum disorder. The program assists participants better cope with overwhelming social and sensory environments, which enables them to succeed in school and in the community. To learn more about The Center for Autism, click here.

Center for Hunger-Free Communities at Drexel University - $15,870 for the second year of a two-year grant in support of its education and advocacy efforts to expand access to the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) by subsidy-approved, license-exempt childcare providers in Pennsylvania. The CACFP is a U.S. Department of Agriculture nutrition program that provides the foundation for early childhood nutrition and health through free meals, snacks and technical assistance to childcare facilities. To learn more about the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, click here.

Center in the Park - $20,000 general operating support grant for the Center's services to older adults in Germantown and surrounding communities, including health promotion programs, social services and housing. To learn more about Center in the Park, click here.

ChesPenn Health Services - $20,000 grant in support of integrated behavioral health consultation services at its Coatesville health center. ChesPenn provides medical and dental services to residents of the City of Chester and Upper Darby in Delaware County, and of Coatesville and surrounding communities in Chester County. To learn more about ChesPenn Health Services, click here.

Chester County Food Bank - $30,000 grant in continued support of the Children's Food Backpack Program, which provides school-age children and their families with nutritious, lightweight food on the weekends in a backpack. Enough food is provided to benefit the family, especially younger children not in school. To learn more about the Chester County Food Bank, click here.

Child Abuse Prevention Effort - $15,000 grant in support of the Emergency Family Fund, which provides for the critical needs of families in the Philadelphia region currently involved with the child welfare system or at risk of becoming involved. These needs include emergency food and clothing, beds and bedding, baby equipment, tokens for medical and therapy appointments, and school supplies and uniforms. To learn more about CAPE, click here.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - $25,000 grant in continued support of the Homeless Health Initiative, which provides medical and dental services to children and their families in area shelters and assists families in accessing important health care services including health insurance, primary care and specialty care. To learn more about the Homeless Health Initiative, click here.

Community Volunteers in Medicine- $40,000 for the second year of a two-year grant in support of the diabetes case management program, which provides bilingual diabetes counseling, patient care plans, coordination of medical and dental care, medication management and nutrition education. To learn more about Community Volunteers in Medicine, click here.

Crozer-Chester Medical Center - $39,931 for the second year of a three-year grant in continued support of Crozer Wellness Center's Chester Youth Council. The Youth Council works to improve the health of participants by increasing their commitment to education and connections to community and pro-social peers and adults; decreasing participation in interpersonal violence, use of drugs and alcohol and risky sexual behaviors; increasing workforce skills and opportunities for leadership development; and enhancing their view of themselves as leaders and valuable to the community. To learn more about Crozer-Chester Wellness Center and the Youth Council, click here.

El Concilio, Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations - $30,000 grant in support of a new reunification social worker for the Foster Care Services Pathway Program. The reunification social worker will support parents seeking reunification with their children in foster care through education, counseling, case management, employment assistance and home visits. El Concilio is a multi-service agency that provides a network of family support services to vulnerable families in Eastern North and Northeast Philadelphia. To learn more about El Concilio, click here.

Family Support Line - $35,000 grant in continued support of child sexual abuse prevention education programs for students, teachers and parents in the William Penn School District of Delaware County. To learn more about Family Support Line, click here.

Gearing Up- $10,000 for the second year of a two-year grant in support of the Women in Transition Bicycling program, which provides women in transition from abuse, addiction and/or incarceration with the skills and support to adopt healthy lifestyle changes, promote personal growth and use bicycling for transportation through regular coaching and mentoring. To learn more about Gearing Up, click here.

Healthy NewsWorks - $15,000 grant in continued support of the expansion of its school-based newspaper program into new schools and the addition of new multi-media platforms for health reports. Healthy NewsWorks engages elementary and middle school students and their teachers in current health issues through the creation of school newspapers, books and other media that promote health and literacy. To learn more about Healthy NewsWorks, click here.

Institute for Safe Families - $40,000 general operating support grant for its work to prevent family violence and child abuse by strengthening families to create nurturing, healthy environments that promote children's positive development. ISF is an incubator for new ideas, developer of innovative programming and convener for cross-systems collaboration to build capacity for more effective prevention and response to all forms of interpersonal violence. To learn more about Institute for Safe Families, click here.

KeystoneCare – $25,000 general operating support grant for KeystoneCare's hospice care and home health programs for ailing and terminally ill men, women and children, many of whom do not have available caregivers and have neither insurance nor personal means to afford services. To learn more about KeystoneCare, click here.

Kids Smiles - $25,000 general operating support grant for its provision of high quality dental care for low-income children in its Southwest and West Philadelphia clinics. Kids Smiles also works with area schools, day care and Head Start centers to educate children and their families about the importance of proper oral hygiene, the dangers of tobacco and how to live a healthy lifestyle. To learn more about Kids Smiles, click here.

La Comunidad Hispana - $30,000 grant in support of the comprehensive, bilingual prenatal program for low-income Latina women in Southern Chester County. La Comunidad Hispana provides integrated health care, social services and adult educational services for immigrant and low-income residents in Southern Chester County. To learn more about La Comunidad Hispana, click here.

Legal Clinic for the Disabled - $40,000 grant in continued support of the Medical Legal Partnership program, which is a collaboration of health care staff, social workers, attorneys and paralegals who integrate legal assistance into the medical setting as a component of patient care. Principle services address child custody and support, protections from abuse, housing, benefit eligibility, wills and discrimination. To learn more about Legal Clinic for the Disabled, click here.

Lutheran Settlement House – $30,000 of a two-year grant in support of the expansion of the Children's and Mom's Project (CAMP) at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. CAMP is a domestic violence prevention and intervention program that helps pediatric hospitals and other sites protect children from family violence, abuse and other adverse experiences by screening families for domestic violence, providing services to prevent further violence, and helping families recover from violence. To learn more about Lutheran Settlement House, click here.

Maternal and Child Health Consortium - $25,000 grant in continued support of the Healthy Start Program in Chester County. The program works to ensure that low-income and minority women obtain the appropriate prenatal care and support necessary to birth healthy babies. Bilingual outreach workers make prenatal and post-partum home visits offering health education, depression screenings, referrals to community resources and assistance with health insurance enrollment. To learn more about Maternal and Child Health Consortium, click here.

 

Maternity Care Coalition of Greater Philadelphia – $15,000 of a two-year general operating support grant for services to improve maternal and child health and well-being through home-based visiting programs, breastfeeding support, early head start programs, education and advocacy. Maternity Care Coalition provides low-income, at-risk pregnant women, new parents and their families with critical support, education, and access to resources. To learn more about Maternity Care Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, click here.

Mission Kids - $40,000 for the second year of a two-year grant in continued support of the case coordinator who manages the multidisciplinary team response to allegations of child abuse in Montgomery County. Mission Kids provides a centralized location for collaborative team investigations of child sexual and physical abuse cases so that child victims are not subjected to multiple interviews, each traumatic in itself. To learn more about Mission Kids, click here.

 

Philabundance – $20,000 grant in support of the mobile school pantry pilot program at James R. Lowell Elementary School in Philadelphia. The program, which provides needy children and their families with healthy food through food deliveries to the school, is a response to the rising crisis of child hunger. To learn more about Philabundance, click here.

Phoenixville Healthcare Access Foundation - $20,000 grant in continued support of the Dental Program, which supports preventive dental care for un- and underinsured children and adults in the Phoenixville area. PHAF assists Phoenixville area residents who have inadequate access to medical care with vision, dental and orthopedic care, mammograms and prescription assistance. To learn more about Phoenixville Healthcare Access Foundation, click here.

Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania - $30,000 grant in continued support of the Promotores de Salud program in Norristown. The Promotores, Latino community health workers, are specially trained as community leaders to improve the reproductive health knowledge of Latinos in Norristown and to improve their access to affordable health care services. To learn more about Planned Parenthood, click here.

Project H.O.M.E. - $25,000 grant in support the St. Elizabeth Wellness Center, which addresses the health and wellness needs of people living in its North Philadelphia community, including residents of Project H.O.M.E.-sponsored housing and people who are currently homeless. The Center provides primary medical care, behavioral health care, care coordination services and health promotion education. To learn more about Project H.O.M.E., click here.

Public Citizens for Child and Youth - $45,000 grant in support of health outreach programming for children and youth in the Philadelphia region to increase their access to and utilization of health care. Programs include the Child Health Watch Helpline, Give Kids Sight Day, Give Kids a Smile Day, and advocacy to improve access to school-based behavioral health services. To learn more about PCCY, click here.

Puentes de Salud - $40,125 for the second year of a three-year grant in support of the integrated behavioral health and primary care program at its health clinic in South Philadelphia and the expansion of the program to its health clinic for Latina women. Puentes de Salud provides free primary and preventive care, health education and outreach by volunteer practitioners in the Latino community of South Philadelphia. To learn more about Puentes de Salud, click here.

St. Catherine Labouré Medical Clinic - $40,000 of a two-year grant in continued support of a registered nurse who provides patient education, care coordination, patient assessment and triage at the clinic. The Germantown clinic provides comprehensive primary care to uninsured individuals, including free medications, low cost laboratory services, health and nutrition education, diabetes counseling and social support. To learn more about St. Catherine Labouré Medical Clinic, click here.

Sunday Suppers - $30,000 grant in support of the enhancement and expansion of the family meal program in the Norris Square community of Philadelphia. In partnership withWest Kensington Ministry, Sunday Suppers provides healthyshared dinners,increased access to fresh local food and other food relatedsupporttofamilies in making lasting behavior change in the way they purchase, prepare and share healthy food. To learn more about Sunday Suppers, click here.

Why Not Prosper - $6,500 grant in support of the domestic violence program for incarcerated women at Riverside Correctional Facility in Philadelphia. Why Not Prosper provides women with pre-release mentoring assistance and support services at several Pennsylvania prisons. They also provide post-release community-based services at resource centers in Norristown and Germantown. To learn more about Why Not Prosper, click here.

Women Against Abuse - $40,000 grant in continued support of behavioral health services at its emergency shelter and transitional housing facility using trauma-informed interventions for victims of domestic violence. Services, including crisis counseling, individual and group sessions, are offered on-site on a flexible basis to meet the varied needs of this population. To learn more about Women Against Abuse, click here.

Youth Service Inc. - $25,000 grant in continued support of its medical clinic for homeless and runaway youth in partnership with Jefferson University Hospital. In addition to serving youth staying in YSI's emergency shelter, in 2013 the clinic will extend medical clinic services on a drop-in basis for youth who choose not to stay at a shelter, but who still require healthcare. To learn more about Youth Service, click here.

 

Pennsylvania Hospital Program Grants

Diabetes Education Center - $50,116 of a two-year grant in support of a certified health education specialist who provides diabetes prevention education and self-management training to patients at Pennsylvania Hospital's Wood Clinic, Women and Children's Health Services and Hall Mercer Community Behavioral Health Center. To learn more about the Diabetes Education Center at Pennsylvania Hospital, click here.

Hall Mercer Community Behavioral Health Center - $60,000 of a two-year grant in support of the Child and Family Service Therapeutic Day Program. In partnership with the public education system, the Therapeutic Day Program provides at-risk children who are exhibiting behavioral problems in their kindergarten classrooms with individual, family and other therapies. To learn more about Hall Mercer, click here.

Hall Mercer Community Behavioral Health Center - $40,000 of a two-year grant in continued support of the Penn Center for Youth and Family Trauma Response and Recovery at Hall Mercer. The Center offers treatments for children, adolescents and their families who are suffering from symptoms of traumatic stress and who are at risk for PTSD and other difficulties after exposure to violence, crime and abuse. To learn more about the Center, click here.

J. Edwin Wood Clinic - $50,500 for the second year of a two-year grant for a full-time patient navigator who assists patients at the Clinic with adherence to medical treatment and preventative care. To learn more about the Wood Clinic at Pennsylvania Hospital, click here.

Joan Karnell Cancer Center- $20,000 grant in support of the Supportive Care Fund, which assists families facing health and financial crisis by providing taxi vouchers, bus tokens, parking stickers, medical equipment and nutritional supplements. To learn more about the Joan Karnell Cancer Center, click here.

Pennsylvania Hospital Historic Preservation: First Hospital Foundation's Secondary Mission

Historic Preservation- $140,000 grant in support of the preservation and restoration of the historic artifacts and memorials at Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation's original and first hospital structure. To learn more about the history of Pennsylvania Hospital, click here.


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