2012-13 Considered Start-Up Programs
St. Vincent’s HealthCare, Jacksonville, Fla.
Contact: Mary Owen, Grants Administrator
The goal of the program is to design a self-sustaining, holistic associate’s wellness program—“la vida” or “life.” The program will focus on improving associate engagement by offering emotional and spiritual support that improves care and responsiveness, promotes communication and empowerment, and produces compassionate and respectful care by associates.
Alexian Brothers AIDS Ministry Spiritual Care Program
Alexian Brothers AIDS Ministry, Chicago, Ill.
Contact: Cheryl Potts, Executive Director
Alexian Brothers AIDS Ministry(ABAM) serves people impacted by HIV/AIDS in the Chicago metropolitan region by providing housing, recovery support services, occupational therapy, intensive case management and spiritual care. ABAM’s goal is to transform the lives of people who are homeless and living with HIV/AIDS within a supportive, compassionate community.
St. Mary’s Child Protection Program
St. Mary’s Medical Center Foundation, Evansville, Ind.
Contact: Sally Gries Weber, Annual Giving and Grants Coordinator
The St. Mary’s Child Protection Program focuses on preventing child maltreatment regardless of their social-economic level. The program impacts children by having a plan in place to systematically provide care in a safe environment. Collaborative efforts and shared policies and procedures with community organizations will assist in caring for the most vulnerable children in the community.
Via Christi Diabetes Self-Management Education
Mount Carmel Foundation for Via Christi Hospital, Pittsburg, Pa.
Contact: Kimberly Muff, Grant Coordinator
The program aims to improve the health of the community by empowering patients to set goals, teaching them to manage their chronic condition and enabling them to take control of their own lives.
Spiritual Strengths Cancer Care Program
The Magnificat Center, Sponsored by the Congregation of St. Joseph, Wichita, Kan.
Contact: Mary Costello, Program Manager
In recognition of the great need for spiritual care for anyone whose life has been affected by cancer, the program serves both the individual with cancer or a chronic illness and their family, friends and caregivers. It works in conjunction with the medical and psychological care a person receives.
Project Healthy Schools (PHS) Collaborative
Genesys Health System — Genesys Pediatric Services, Grand Blanc, Mich.
Contact: Sarah Pendleton, MD, Pediatric Medical Director
PHS aims to address childhood obesity by teaching youth healthy habits through interactive learning activities, and developing healthy school environments. Through online pre- and post-screenings PHS will determine program impact on cardiovascular and obesity risk factors.
Tutoring for Suspended Youth
Marygrove , Florissant, Mo.
Contact: Meghan Mueller, Development Associate
The program supports children who have neurological, emotional and behavioral disorders primarily from early childhood trauma, abuse or neglect. Marygrove assists more than 170 children who fall below the poverty line with programs designed to prepare the child or young adult to move to a less restrictive setting, or to live independently.
Parish Health Ministry Program
Catholic Charities Diocese of Ogdensburg, New York, N.Y.
Contact: Sr. Mary Lou Stubbs, DC, Parish Patrnership Coordinator
A rapidly decreasing number of pastors serve the 99 parishes remaining in this rural mountainous territory and for several years the diocese has been requesting assistance in developing parish ministries. The ministries will respond to the needs of the most vulnerable through direct aid, counseling, community programs, outreach and advocacy.
Healing the Whole Woman
Dawn’s Place, Philadelphia, Pa.
Contact: Sister Michelle Loisel, DC, Executive Director
Dawn’s Place provides housing and comprehensive care management for ten women who have been internationally or domestically trafficked for sex work. The organization provides health and social services in a holistic manner, including job training and education opportunities. Dawn’s Place also works to increase community awareness and prevention.
Community Transportation Program
Alexian Brothers Senior Neighbors, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Contact: Colleen Combs, Executive Director
Provides programs for seniors that help them retain independence by promoting social and physical wellness and by helping older adults meet basic needs. Working collaboratively with 40 non-profit and government agencies, the programs include senior health education and employment training; transportation for low-income seniors; and social, arts, education and volunteer opportunities.
Seton Clinic iAdelente! Pre-Diabetes Program
The Seton Fund of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, Austin, Texas
Contact: Charles Scarborough, Executive Director
The program serves more than 750,000 people as the Central Texas region’s safety-net healthcare provided for poor and low-income residents. Includes three community clinics that provide a medical home for underserved, unfunded or under-insured patients.