The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation Board has approved three grants totaling $410,000.
The funds will support two mental/behavioral health programs and a specialized, life-saving medical procedure for patients in Coachella Valley hospitals. Here are the grant awards:
Jewish Family Service of the Desert, $160,000 – This grant supports the personnel costs of providing mental health counseling services, and helps fund launching a support group for teens who are experiencing mental health challenges and their parents or guardians.
LifeStream Blood Bank, $140,000 – This grant assists in providing 100 to 125 therapeutic apheresis (TA) treatments per year for 20 to 30 local hospital patients. This specialized medical procedure removes harmful components of a patient’s blood and replaces them with either albumin or other blood products.
The Foundation for Palm Springs Unified School District, $110,000 – The grant supports establishing “wellness centers” at each of four elementary schools in Desert Hot Springs. The centers provide a calm, comfortable setting for students to access individual or group counseling to address mental and behavioral health challenges.
Learn more about our grants program.
About the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation
The Desert Healthcare District is a local government agency formed in 1948. Its mission is to achieve optimal health at all stages of life for all District residents. The District includes more than 400,000 residents and encompasses the entire Coachella Valley. The District and Desert Healthcare Foundation, together, are one of the largest funders in the valley. These funds are used to assist residents — especially the underserved — in accessing vitally needed resources, such as primary and behavioral healthcare.
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