Los Angeles, Calif. – Dignity Health - Northridge Hospital Medical Center (NHMC) recently granted a total of $216,220 to five nonprofit organizations who are truly making a difference by addressing the health care needs of our local, underserved communities. Through its annual Community Health Grant Program, NHMC is able to work collaboratively with these organizations to improve the well-being of local residents.
Firstly, the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) received their funding for housing assistance and support for survivors of human trafficking in Los Angeles County. The project will support their Rapid Rehousing Program, which connects victims of trafficking to permanent housing, as well as provides emergency housing for victims and their families who are waiting for permanent housing. The second awardee is the Comprehensive Community Health Center for its San Fernando Valley (SFV) Integrated Health Access Program which aims to improve the health and wellness of underserved populations in the SFV, while providing resources around direct patients services and wellness programs.
The third recipient is the Harbor Care Foundation for its Recuperative Care Center, which offers case management and treatment to homeless individuals released from LA County hospitals. These services are provided to any LA County adult experiencing homelessness that need additional recuperative care upon release from the hospital. The fourth grantee is Journey Out for its continuation of the Survivor Advocate Program and its long-time commitment to assist victims of trafficking by helping them begin their social reintegration journey. This project involves collaborations between agencies in the delivery of coordinated crisis response and stabilization services to victims of trafficking. The fifth and final organization to receive a grant award is ONEgeneration for its Senior Enrichment Center – Behavioral Health Project, which implements vital services for seniors to ultimately reduce barriers that address social determinants of health. The project will also allow for daily resources and support to improve access to care through a variety of behavioral health interventions.
“Due to the remarkable work of our Community Health Grant Program, we were fortunate to be able to provide assistance to five organizations that prioritize the needs of underprivileged families and victims of trauma,” shares Paul Watkins, NHMC President. “We are so grateful to have the opportunity to collaborate with these key partners in the community and ultimately help those individuals in greatest need.”
Since 1991, Dignity Health has awarded over $80 million to more than 3,600 community-based health improvement projects through its Community Grants Program. For more information, please visit dignityhealth.org/about-us/community-health/grant-programs.
About Dignity Health - Northridge Hospital Medical Center
Founded in 1955, Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center is a 394-bed, acute care, nonprofit community hospital located in Northridge, California. The hospital offers a full complement of award winning services, including the Leavey Cancer Center, a Cardiovascular Center, the Center for Assault Treatment Services, a Neuroscience Center of Excellence, a pediatric intensive care unit, and the only pediatric trauma center in the San Fernando Valley. The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the largest health care systems. Visit dignityhealth.org/northridgehospital for more information.