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2020 Dignity Health Community Grants Award More Than $365,000 to Eight Local Organizations

LAS VEGAS, January 15, 2020 – Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, southern Nevada’s only faith-based not-for-profit hospital system, announced more than $365,000 in grant awards to eight nonprofit collaborations in southern Nevada.

The Dignity Health Community Grant program continues a tradition of more than 20-years, awarding funding to local programs and organizations working to address the greatest health needs of the community, emphasizing prevention, building upon existing services in the community, and engaging diverse community stakeholders.

“Sharing Humankindness is a big task and we can’t change the world by ourselves,” said Holly Lyman, Community Health Director for Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican. “Our Dignity Health Community Grant Program allows us to work collaboratively with partners in our community who share our goal of improving the health of the vulnerable and underserved. This year’s was exceptionally difficult, as we heard from so many worthy groups working to better our community. We are grateful for all the applications we received and congratulate this year’s recipients.”

Organizations selected to receive 2020 Dignity Health Community Grants include:

$100,000 – Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada
Transitional Respite Program 
The Transitional Respite Program helps homeless men too frail to recover from illness or injury on the streets, but not so ill as to require a Dignity Health hospital stay. Five beds in Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada’s shelter are reserved for program clients. Clients receive individualized case management and primary or supplemental medical care, as needed. The program offers homeless persons a better chance to transition back to health than they would have on the streets.

$50,000 – Foundation for Recovery
Emergency Department Recovery Coaching Program (connectED)
Foundation for Recovery will utilize funding to develop Certified Recovery Coaches who will educate emergency room medical staff on the science of addiction and recovery. By emphasizing multiple pathways to recovery, and incorporating Recovery Coaching into the continuum of care, they promote better health and wellness outcomes for patients suffering from Substance Use Disorder. Recovery Coaches will help medical staff at Dignity Health Neighborhood Hospitals connect with individuals and successfully direct them to peer recovery services and other community resources.

$50,000 – Vision Theatrical Foundation
Toe Tag Monologues 

Toe Tag Monologues makes available critical wrap-around services including, life skills/job skills workshops and mentorship support for youth in the Juvenile Justice System, Shannon West Homeless Shelter, and Clark County School District. Programs focus on behavioral health, skills development, violence/prevention, and access to care support. Progress of youth participants is tracked and monitored and mentors are provided for the duration of the program for additional support.

$50,000 – Rape Crisis Center
Prevention and Resources On Violence Education (PROVE)

The goal of the PROVE Program is to reduce the interpersonal violence which affects so many in our community. Focusing on Clark County School District students and educators, foster parents, and the local community of medical professionals, prevention education programs made possible through this grant will empower participants to change social norms and community conversations around violence and encourage access to resources when they are needed,.

$50,000 – The Shade Tree
Stallman Touro Clinic at The Shade Tree 

This grant assists the Stallman Touro Clinic at The Shade Tree to continue its work providing care for women and children escaping domestic violence situations. The clinic offers primary care, ensures continuity of pediatric care, and restores prescription medications lost or left behind. Additional services include mental healthcare, substance abuse treatment, and gynecological care.

$25,000 – St. Jude’s Ranch for Children
Therapeutic Residential Foster Care

The Therapeutic Residential Foster Care program serves southern Nevada children victimized by child abuse and neglect. The program works in collaboration with local child welfare agencies, but is unique in that, unlike traditional foster care, sibling groups are kept together while the children receive clinical therapy, attend local public school, and learn new life skills helping them become successful young adults. Children referred to this program often require help in overcoming co-occurring health needs, which often include: mental health therapy, physical health disabilities, injury from violence, substance abuse, food insecurity, and the inability to care for the infants belonging to young mothers in the program.

$20,069 – Prevent Child Abuse Nevada
Prevent Child Abuse Community Training

Prevent Child Abuse Nevada is designed to build community capacity to strengthen families and protect children by providing training for professionals, parents, and youth. The program targets parents, professionals who work with parents and youth, and older youth who could become parents in the near future. Services are provided at no cost to any agency seeking training for staff or the parents and youth they serve. 

$20,000 – Lend A Hand of Boulder City
Senior Transportation

Lend A Hand is a local non-profit organization of volunteers and staff committed to helping the seniors and disabled residents of Boulder City remain independent in their homes. The Senior Transportation and Respite Care program assists clients who require physical assistance lifting and transferring to/from vehicles that cannot be provided by volunteers. LAH has seen an increase in in-home and physical assistance as clients age. More than 45% of all Lend A Hand clients are age 80 and above. Funding will provide transportation service to medical appointments and procedures and other important errands.

Dignity Health Grant awards range from $20,000 to $100,000; applicants must be a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. The Community Grants Program uses specific funding criteria to ensure that its charitable resources strategically address significant health needs in ways that demonstrate accountability for impact. 

  • Grant applicants should ensure their proposed projects:
  • Address one or more prioritized significant needs in the local hospital’s Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and Implementation Strategy
  • Serve identified vulnerable or underserved populations, to help address health disparities.
  • Include three or more collaborating organizations with distinct, complementary and substantive project roles
  • Work in some capacity with a local Dignity Health hospital
  • Integrate one or more of the following principles:
    • Focus on disproportionate unmet health-related needs
    • Emphasize primary prevention and address underlying causes of health problems
    • Contribute to a seamless continuum of care
    • Build community capacity and demonstrate collaboration
  • Identify specific and measurable outcome goals.

Additional information on the Community Grant Program is available on the Dignity Health website. 


About Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican:
As the community’s only not-for-profit, faith-based health system, Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican has been guided by the vision and core values of the Adrian Dominican Sisters since 1947. As the Henderson and Las Vegas communities grow, the St. Rose Dominican health system and its nearly 4,000 employees will continue the Sisters’ mission of serving people in need. St. Rose Dominican is a member of the multi-state Dignity Health network of 10,000 physicians, more than 60,000 employees, 41 acute care hospitals and 400-plus care-centers including neighborhood hospitals, urgent care, surgery and imaging centers, and primary care clinics.


Publish date: 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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