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2021 Dignity Health Community Grants Award More Than $350,000 to Seven Local Organizations

LAS VEGAS, February 5, 2021 – Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, southern Nevada’s only faith-based, not-for-profit hospital system, recently announced more than $350,000 in Community Grant Awards to seven non-profit collaborations in southern Nevada.

“Sharing Humankindness is a big task and we can’t change the world by ourselves,” said Sister Phyllis Sikora, O.P., Vice President of Mission Integration for Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican. “Through our Community Grant Program we are able to work collaboratively with community partners who share our goal of serving the vulnerable and underserved.” 

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.

Sister Phyllis added, “This year we are fortunate to have so many committed groups in southern Nevada working with us to address important issues, such as Access to Care, Mental Health Services, and Violence Prevention. We are grateful for all the applications we received and congratulate this year’s grant recipients.”

Organizations selected to receive 2021 Dignity Health Community Grants include:

  • $88,551 – Rape Crisis Center, Child Abuse Prevention and Services (CAPS)
    Child Abuse Prevention and Services (CAPS) is a strategic partnership aimed at providing comprehensive prevention programming to those most vulnerable to child sex abuse. CAPS will raise awareness about how to identify child abuse, help community members access resources, and provide mental health services for impacted children and their caretakers through an alliance of strategic nonprofit partners.

  • $65,000 – Roseman University, Roseman Medicare Call Center
    In conjunction with Dignity Health’s Medicare Assistance Program (MAP) the Roseman Medicare Call Center will train pharmacy and nursing student volunteers to provide free, unbiased counseling to Medicare beneficiaries regarding cost effective plan selection, improving health outcomes for beneficiaries.

  • $50,000 – College of Southern Nevada, Coronavirus Pandemic Community Support
    Seniors have been impacted the hardest throughout the COVID-19 crisis. This program will increase support for the elder population vulnerable to COVID-19 by training and educating 50 Community Health Workers (CHW) through its CHW Program and by incorporating new components into its curriculum, including Medicare application counselor training and Leader training in self-management education for chronic conditions.

  • $50,000 – Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, Health, Hope, and Housing  
    CCSN provides a comprehensive range of human services, including food services, homeless programs, an emergency shelter, and programs for immigrants and refugees to promote self-sufficiency and uphold human dignity. The Health, Hope, and Housing project is designed to address access barriers to medical providers by offering residents with significant health needs referrals and mobile clinics through partnerships with local resources. A Residential Services Case Manager will connect low-income residents, especially senior residents, with essential community services, medical care, and mental health care. 

  • $40,000 – Foundation for Recovery, Emergency Department Recovery Coaching Program (ConnectED)
    Foundation for Recovery will dispatch Certified Recovery Coaches to Dignity Health Neighborhood Hospitals to connect individuals impacted by Substance Use Disorder to peer recovery services and provide links to community resources including overdose prevention, education, and harm reduction. Coaches will also educate medical staff on the value of the science of addiction and recovery and the value of incorporating Recovery Coaches into the continuum of care to promote better health and wellness outcomes. 

  • $40,000 – Solutions of Change, North Las Vegas CARE Project
    Solutions of Change specializes in supporting children and adolescents ages 4 to 18 diagnosed with Serious Emotional Disturbance and adults 18+ diagnosed with Serious Mental Illness. This program will provide mental and behavioral health crisis intervention, assessments, counseling, case management, and other services to underserved children, adolescents, and adults in North Las Vegas, with a focus on those who identify as Black/African-American and/or Hispanic/Latino.

  • $20,000 – Senior Transportation and In-Home Care, Lend A Hand of Boulder City
    Lend A Hand is a local non-profit organization of volunteers and staff committed to helping Seniors and disabled residents of Boulder City remain independent in their homes. More than 45% of all clients are age 80 and above. Funding will provide transportation service to medical appointments, 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. 

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 nearly 10,000 physicians, 60,000 employees, 41 acute care hospitals, and 400-plus care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, and primary care clinics. For more information, visit our website at Dignity Health was recently recognized as part of Forbes’ annual list of America’s Best-In-State Employers 2020, as one of the top ten best employers in Nevada.


Publish date: 

Friday, February 05, 2021

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