LAS VEGAS, January 7, 2022 – Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, Nevada’s only faith-based, not-for-profit hospital system, recently announced more than $330,000 in Community Grant Awards to six local non-profit collaborations in southern Nevada.
“Sharing Humankindness is a big task and we can’t change the world by ourselves,” said Sister Kathleen McGrail, O.P., Chair of the Community Grants Committee. “Through our Community Grants Program we are able to work collaboratively with community partners who share our goal of serving the vulnerable and underserved.”
The Dignity Health Community Grants 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, engaging diverse community stakeholders, and building upon existing services in the community.
Sister Katie added, “This year’s award recipients truly reflect the unique times we are in and we are proud to support groups that are supporting our community and our neighbors, especially our vulnerable elders through this ongoing pandemic. 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 2022 Dignity Health Community Grants include:
Program: Community Health Worker Students Helping COVID-Vulnerable Elders
Lead Agency: College of Southern Nevada
- Educate and train 60 Community Health Workers to help underserved populations, in particular seniors with chronic health conditions, to navigate their healthcare in the 21st Century, which has been changed by COVID-19 and the rise of telemedicine.
Program: Emergency Shelter
Lead Agency: The Shade Tree
- Provide safe emergency shelter to victims of domestic violence and human trafficking; for women and their children. Victims are provided daily meals, shelter and life-changing services and programming.
Program: Child Abuse Prevention and Services (CAPS)
Lead Agency: Signs of HOPE (previously Rape Crisis Center)
- A strategic partnership to increase access to mandated reporter training and child sexual abuse prevention education to those caring for our most vulnerable children, in addition to greater access to mental health services for minors who have been impacted by abuse and assault.
Program: Health, Hope, and Housing
Lead Agency: Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada
- Provide comprehensive case management services to CCSN's apartment residents in need, such as connecting low-income residents, especially senior residents, with essential community services, medical care, and mental health care.
Program: Roseman Medicare Call Center
Lead Agency: Roseman University of Health Science
- In collaboration with Dignity Health's MAP program and State of Nevada ADSD division, this project will train pharmacy and nursing student volunteers to provide free, unbiased Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved counseling to Medicare beneficiaries regarding cost effective plan selection and federal and state assistance programs.
Program: Senior Transportation and In-Home Care
Lead Agency: Lend A Hand of Boulder City
- Boulder City senior clients who are unable to transfer to/from volunteer vehicles will be provided safe and appropriate transportation to medical appointments, procedures, and necessary errands, as well as in-home care and respite for caregivers.
Dignity Health Grants 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 Grants Program is available on the Dignity Health website.
About Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican:
As the community’s only nonprofit, 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 www.strosehospitals.org. 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.