“Caring for those in need is truly at the heart of the work that we do here at St. Joseph’s,” said Sister Abby Newton, OP, Vice President of Mission Integration and Spiritual Care. “We are proud to support the health of our community and further our healing mission by collaborating with these outstanding community organizations.”
This year’s St. Joseph’s Community Grants were awarded to the following three organizations:
- Catholic Charities, in partnership with Community Partnership for Families and Lao Family, received $75,000 for the Health Connectors in a Community Health Worker Program which will focus on linking individuals with primary care providers, preventive care, and health education
- YMCA of San Joaquin, in partnership with San Joaquin County Office of Education and UOP Dental Hygiene School, received $70,860 to develop a program of dental services at schools and after-school programs
- Women’s Center Youth & Family Services, in partnership with the Stockton Police Department and District Attorney’s office, received $62,688 to provide training on Human Trafficking for service providers
The Community Grants Program was established in 1990 to provide funding to community-based organizations that provide services to individuals in need. Since its inception, the program has distributed over $2,200,000 in grant funding to deserving nonprofit community benefit organizations with an interest in building healthier communities by improving health and living conditions.
St. Joseph Medical Center annually sets aside revenues from operations to fund the community grant awards. The grants program is one way in which St. Joseph’s realizes its health care mission and enhances the advocacy and social justice efforts of its hospitals and its religious and community sponsors. Through this program, St. Joseph’s seeks to partner with other nonprofit organizations that are working to improve the health status and quality of life for the communities we serve.