MISSION HILLS (Oct. 17, 2022) -- In its continuing outreach to those in need of health care, food, housing, after-school activities and other services, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center presented financial grants totaling $4.8 million to 10 nonprofit partners in the San Fernando Valley and surrounding communities.
During a gathering on Friday, hospital Chief Executive Dr. Bernard Klein awarded funding to:
- The Boys & Girls Club of San Fernando Valley’s after-school program that promotes social, educational and character development for children ages 6-17
- The Child and Family Guidance Center, which has provided mental health services for more than 60 years serving the San Fernando, Antelope and Santa Clarita valleys
- The Convalescent Aide Society, which lends free medical equipment such as wheelchairs across the Valley and beyond
- El Nido Family Center, which helps empower families in low-income areas to break the cycle of poverty, child abuse, violence and academic failure.
- El Proyecto del Barrio, offering health and human services in communities with underserved populations
- Hillview Mental Health Center, providing comprehensive and culturally sensitive services to all ages in the East San Fernando Valley, addressing related mental illness, substance abuse disorders and poverty
- The National Health Foundation, committed to improving the health of under-resourced communities by partnering to achieve health equity and to address food access, livable neighborhoods, education and housing
- North Valley Caring Services, the largest single-site food distribution center in the San Fernando Valley, as well as interventions to tackle homelessness and poverty
- Pukuu Cultural Community Services, serving American Indians facing deep poverty and multiple special needs by working one-on-one to help families and individuals achieve stable and lasting wellness
- Unihealth Foundation partnership to address improving health care for those experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County by linking health care and housing providers to better integrate clinical services into interim and supportive housing
The grants come from funding for community investment, a tradition that dates back more than 160 years when the Sisters of Providence arrived in the West and began partnering with like-minded people to build hospitals, schools, orphanages for the poor and vulnerable.
About Providence Southern California
Providence Southern California is Southern California’s largest health system with 11 hospitals, more than 100 clinics, outpatient centers, TrinityCare Hospice and its TrinityKids Care pediatric hospice, Providence High School, home health care services, eight wellness centers, telehealth and numerous physician groups in its Southern California Region. Providence is committed to an enduring mission of outreach to the poor and vulnerable, and last year contributed $608 million in services, programs and charity care to those in need.