Long Beach, Calif. ― Dignity Health – St. Mary Medical Center recently awarded $193,000 in community grants to two nonprofits in the Greater Long Beach area that work to provide the community with critical health and human services.
Grants are awarded through Dignity Health’s Community Health Improvement Grants program, which sets forth to help non-profit organizations whose efforts aid in building healthier communities by improving health and living conditions.
“Partnering with local nonprofits who share our vision and mission of improving the health of the people we serve, especially those who are vulnerable, is essential to the well-being of our community. Not to mention, it’s one of our favorite things to do,” shared Carolyn Caldwell, St. Mary Hospital President. “Collectively, our efforts will have a significant impact in the lives of the most underserved populations in Long Beach.”
Organizations selected to receive 2023 Dignity Health Community Grants include:
Century Villages at Cabrillo (CVC) | Awarded $97,000
The Century Villages at Cabrillo’s mission is to finance, build, and operate exceptional affordable housing, so that the people it serves may have a dignified home, a healthy and hopeful future and the ability to attain economic independence. It creates the physical and social conditions where collaborating programs can succeed in overcoming homelessness. CVC plans to utilize its grant to fund mental health resources, community engagement opportunities, peer-to-peer support groups and more.
United Cambodian Community | Awarded $96,000
The United Cambodian Community (UCC) of Long Beach provides culturally competent social services to the Cambodian community in Long Beach, home of Cambodia Town, the largest population of Cambodians in the nation. It seeks to elevate the Cambodian community through local engagement and leadership that embodies Cambodian cultural values. St. Mary has provided a grant to support the continuation and expansion of its strategic program areas, which include health equity and community integration.
Dignity Health’s Community Health Improvement Grants program has awarded $91 million to nearly 3,800 health improvement projects since 1991. For more information, please visit dignityhealth.org/about-us/community-health/grant-programs.
About Dignity Health – St. Mary Medical Center
Founded as a faith-based hospital in 1923 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Dignity Health – St. Mary Medical Center is a 389-bed, acute care, nonprofit hospital located in Long Beach, California. The hospital offers a full complement of services, including a Level II trauma center, cardiac and vascular center, surgical weight loss, maternity and the CARE Center, which is a recognized PrEP center of excellence. The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the largest health care systems. Visit dignityhealth.org/stmarymedical for more information.