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St. Joseph Health – Humboldt County Supports Area Needs through Care for the Poor Community Grants

02/13/2017
St. Joseph Health – Humboldt County Supports Area Needs through Care for the Poor Community Grants

Eureka, CA (February 10, 2017) – St. Joseph Health – Humboldt County has awarded nearly $300,000 in grants to numerous local organizations to help meet the North Coast’s most pressing needs, including food insecurity, mental health and homelessness.

The grants are part of St. Joseph Health – Humboldt County’s annual Care for the Poor community grant program. Awardees are chosen by the Community Benefits Committee of St. Joseph and Redwood Memorial hospitals.

“Being able to provide this support to our non-profit partners – who tirelessly meet the needs of our most vulnerable neighbors – is the highlight of the year for the Community Benefits Committee,” said Martha Shanahan, area director of Community Benefits for St. Joseph Health – Humboldt County. “Our partners do such meaningful work that helps improve the overall health of our community. We are honored to support them.”

St. Joseph Health – Humboldt County awarded grants to 26 organizations including the Humboldt Senior Resource Center, Eureka Rescue Mission, Food for People, the Wiyot Tribe, Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods, the Westside Community Improvement Association, which will use the funds to support food distribution, cooking classes and emergency pantry food. The Betty Kwan Chinn Homeless Foundation, another grant recipient, will use the funds to support its meal delivery program for the homeless residing in Scotia to Orick.

As a Catholic health care ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, St. Joseph Health – Humboldt County’s mission is to improve the health and quality of life of people in the communities it serves. In addition to providing high-quality health care, all St. Joseph Health entities are committed to reinvesting 10 percent of their income back into the community. St. Joseph Health – Humboldt County is pleased to be able to reach beyond the walls of its facilities and work with the recipients of this year’s Care for the Poor grants.

Photos by Leon Villagomez Photography.

The Westside Community Improvement Association, a recipient of St. Joseph Health’s annual Care for the Poor community grant program, will use the funds to support food distribution, emergency pantry food and cooking classes.

Betty Chinn (pictured). The Betty Kwan Chinn Homeless Foundation, a grant recipient, will use the funds to support its meal delivery program for the homeless residing in Scotia to Orick.

Bryan Hall, Executive Director (pictured). The Eureka Rescue Mission is a recipient of this year’s St. Joseph Health annual Care for the Poor community grant program.
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