Media, PA…January 20, 2016…The Delaware County Community Foundation (DCCF), in collaboration with The Philadelphia Foundation, has awarded $110,000 in grants to four local home health care organizations that are dedicated to helping low-income seniors and others in need of home health care services. DCCF, which supports charitable giving in the county through grantmaking, charitable vehicles, fund management, and community resources, awarded the grants through its Home Health Care Fund. Representatives from the organizations received the grants at a presentation in Springfield, Delaware County.
“DCCF is pleased to partner with The Philadelphia Foundation to support these organizations and programs that positively impact the lives of Delaware County’s seniors and other residents in need and allow them to get necessary health care while continuing to live at home,” said Iris Leon, executive director of DCCF.
The grants were awarded to the following organizations:
$40,000 to Crozer-Chester Foundation of Crozer–Keystone Health System — The Crozer-Chester Foundation is committed to improving the health status of those it serves in a cost-effective and community-responsive manner. The Home Health Care grant will be used for supplemental care services for low-income patients in the hospice program and supplemental home health services to its neediest home health population. For more information, visit www.crozerkeystone.org.
$20,000 to Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice Foundation — A division of Main Line Health System, Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice promotes the independence and well-being of individuals and families by bringing much needed health services to patients’ homes. The Home Health Care grant will be used to provide telemonitoring services for seriously ill and compromised residents of Delaware County. For more information, visit www.mainlinehealth.org/homecare.
$20,000 to Mercy Home Health – The organization provides compassionate healthcare and support services to patients in the privacy and comfort of their home, including those who are poor and disadvantaged. The Home Health Care grant will support Mercy Home Health’s mission to provide skilled nursing, physical and occupational therapy, home health aides and other skilled services to those in need in Delaware County. For more information, visit www.mercyhealth.org/home-health.
$30,000 to Senior Community Services: The organization promotes independent and meaningful living for older adults through direct services and programming at home and in the community. The Home Health Care grant will support Senior Community Services’ home-delivered hot-meal program (“Senior Suppers”) that serves hungry, frail, indigent homebound elderly in Delaware County. For more information, visit www.scsdelco.org.
About DCCF: Founded in 2002, the Delaware County Community Foundation (DCCF) supports charitable giving in the county through grantmaking, charitable vehicles, fund management, and community resources. DCCF works closely with professional advisors, individuals, families, nonprofit organizations, corporations, and other foundations in creating funds that facilitate their philanthropic giving. For more information, visit www.delcocf.org; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 610-892-8620.