Foundation Lands $314k Grant for Teen Pregnancy Program
The Samaritan Health Foundation recently received a three-year, $314,140 grant from Catholic Health Initiative’s Mission and Ministry Fund to expand the teen pregnancy program run by Lifestages-Samaritan Centers for Women and the ParentLink program of Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley. The grant is the largest ever awarded to the Samaritan Health Foundation.
The program serves pregnant teens, new mothers and their babies in the urban Dayton area. It provides underserved teens with free prenatal care, childbirth education, educational and support services, compliance incentives, and increased access to community resources to encourage a healthy pregnancy and delivery. Up to 18 months of parent education and support will also be available to teens in the program.
“What a difference this program will make for these young women and their children,” said Marc Martens, President of the Samaritan Health Foundation. “We are proud to partner with our Lifestages staff and Catholic Social Services. It’s another way our collaboration is able to provide funding for programs that make concrete the mission of the Good Samaritan.”
The Samaritan Health Foundation will serve as the coordinating agency for the program. The mission of the Samaritan Health Foundation is to support the patients, staff and employees of Good Samaritan Hospital and its affiliates by fostering charitable gifts from those sharing our commitment to healthcare with excellence and compassion.
If you would like to support the teen pregnancy program or any of the charitable causes supported by the Samaritan Health Foundation, visit us online or call (937) 734-GIVE (4429).