December 15, 2016

$250,000 in grants for 14 San Fernando Valley nonprofits

PANORAMA CITY, Calif. Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center brought 2016 to a joyful close by announcing that 24 San Fernando Valley nonprofit organizations have received a total of $250,000 in community benefit funding because of their dedication to improving health locally.

For more than half a century, Kaiser Permanente has demonstrated a commitment to enhancing the health of local communities. One of the ways Kaiser Permanente fulfills this social mission is by providing financial support for local nonprofit health and human service organizations, with an emphasis on underserved populations.

Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center awarded grants to organizations committed to early detection and treatment of chronic diseases, improving physical and nutritional health in local communities, and expanding access to care for lower-income and uninsured individuals. The 24 community agencies and programs announced on December 13 are:

  • A Better Living Permanent Housing and Supportive Services received funding to support behavioral health and substance abuse counseling at transitional housing location for homeless individuals.
  • The Center for Individual and Family Counseling received funding to provide low-income at-risk youth and their families with school-based mental health counseling at northeast San Fernando Valley schools.
  • Center for Living and Learning provides vulnerable individuals with barriers accessing health care and health insurance with navigation and case management services connecting them to partnering agencies.
  • Community Integration Services, Inc. provides case management, health education and close monitoring of Medi-Cal, Medicare eligible Latino seniors with diabetes in the East San Fernando Valley.
  • CSUN Foundation received funding to support their Let’s Cook and Move and Grow Healthy Foods program at Title 1 LAUSD schools encompassing physical activity, school gardens, parent education, MyPlate musicals in addition to working with school wellness councils.
  • East Valley Family YMCA received funding to support healthy eating physical activity classes at the YMCA and day care sites for low income children and families.
  • El Centro de Amistad received funding to provide undocumented, uninsured Latino adults with mental health counseling services in the San Fernando Valley while linking them to long-term support.
  • El Nido Family Centers received funding to support their Teen Parent Family Services program increasing access to health care, wellness education, health promotion and disease prevention for disadvantaged pregnant/parenting teens and their babies in the San Fernando Valley.
  • Haven Hills received funding to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate counseling, health care navigation and case management at their domestic violence Crisis Shelter for domestic violence victims.
  • Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission received funding to support case management and navigation services for homeless individuals at their Recuperative Care Center in the San Fernando Valley.
  • Kids Community Clinic of Burbank received funding to provide free dental screenings and preventive treatments at San Fernando Valley schools thus linking low income, uninsured children to dental care.
  • LA Family Housing received funding for case management and navigation services linking their homeless clients to mental, dental and substance abuse resources to ensure their success in permanent housing.
  • Meeting Each Need with Dignity (MEND) received funding to support their diabetes management program for low-income, uninsured Latino clients in the East San Fernando Valley.
  • Mid Valley Family YMCA received funding to support their “Comamos Juntos Y Juguemos Juntos” Let’s Eat Together and Let’s Play Together program inclusive of nutrition, healthy cooking and physical activity classes at Title 1 LAUSD schools for low-income Latino parents and children.
  • New Directions for Youth received funding to support Health Watch, an obesity prevention program promoting physical fitness, healthy lifestyles and good nutrition for low-income at-risk youth who are disproportionately affected by childhood obesity.
  • Northeast Valley Health Corporation received funding to support the implementation of diabetes group visits and self-management as part of the Diabetes Prevention Program for low-income Medi-Cal patients.
  • San Fernando Community Health Center received funding to provide dental services for low income families in the City of San Fernando.
  • Socrates Opportunity Scholarship Foundation (SOS Mentor) received funding to support Imagine HEALTH, a 12 week mentoring program training high school students on healthy eating active living who then mentor middle school students while incorporating advocacy efforts for a healthy school environment at their schools.
  • Students Run LA (SRLA) received funding to support a training conference for the volunteer SRLA teacher/leaders with information on nutrition, health and safe training practices to help at risk youth train to run the Los Angeles Marathon.
  • The Teen Project received funding to support mental health services, case management and supportive housing for at-risk, homeless young women in the San Fernando Valley.
  • Tierra del Sol Foundation received funding to provide navigation and coordination with health care providers and community based wellness programs for developmentally disabled adults.
  • Valley Care Community Consortium received funding to support a healthy food vending program at churches in the San Fernando Valley already engaged in the Nutrition Education Obesity Prevention (NEOP) program which focuses on policy and environmental change to addressing obesity.
  • Valley Family Center received funding to support the Culturally Competent Counseling Program which provides individual, couple and family therapy to low income uninsured children and adults in the East San Fernando Valley.
  • The Village Family Services received funding to provide mental health, peer support and life-skills support services to homeless, at-risk youth at their Transition Age Youth (TAY) Drop-In Center co-located at Valley Community Healthcare Teen Clinic.
Over 30 people in suits and nice clothes lined up posing for the camera. The people at the center are holding a huge check that is a donation for local nonprofits.

Leaders from Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center present a check for $250,000 of community benefit grant funding to representatives of 24 local San Fernando Valley community nonprofit organizations.

For more Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit programs, visit http://community.kp.org/.

About Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center

Kaiser Permanente Panorama City serves more than 200,000 members in the East San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys. The care we provide to members and patients is focused on total health and is guided by each patient’s personal physician, specialists, and team of caregivers. For more information, go to kp.org/panoramacity and follow us on Twitter @KPPanoramaCity.

About Kaiser Permanente Southern California

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 4.2 million members in Southern California. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health.