St. Catherine's receives $10,000 CVS Community Health Grant

St. Catherine's receives $10,000 CVS Community Health Grant

St. Catherine’s Center for Children has received a $10,000 CVS Community Health Grant from a grants program created by CVS Health as part of its commitment to building healthier communities. CVS Health Grants support nonprofit organizations such as St. Catherine’s that provide access to health care for at-risk and underserved populations. St. Catherine’s will use the grant to support the launch of its new Project HOST program, which addresses the health and housing needs of chronically homeless adults in Albany and Rensselaer Counties.

St. Catherine’s Center for Children, a 130-year-old human services provider, offers a comprehensive range of programs and services for children and families struggling with homelessness, abuse and neglect, mental health and behavioral issues, and other problems that threaten family stability.

 “We are incredibly grateful to CVS Health for this grant,” said St. Catherine’s Executive Director William T. Gettman, Jr. “It comes at a perfect time for us: just as we launch a new program for homeless adults that addresses the acute and chronic health and housing needs of an underserved population. The link between health and homelessness is well documented, and our new Project HOST program will meet the needs of this population with the help of this CVS Community Health Grant.”

“As a pharmacy innovation company, we are committed to helping people on their path to better health,” said Eileen Howard-Boone, CVS Health’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy.  “We are proud to support organizations that increase access to quality health care because we know their efforts are critical to delivering better community health. We are pleased to support the work that St. Catherine’s Center for Children does in the community, and we look forward to working with them to fulfill their program’s mission.”

CVS Health Community Grants have been awarded to organizations around the country that support CVS’s commitment to enhance the health and well-being of at-risk and underserved populations by offering quality health and rehabilitation services and health education. The goal of the CVS Health Community Grants Program is to provide relief for both adults and children who lack health insurance by ensuring they receive needed medical care.