A recent grant in the amount of $100,000 from Dignity Health, CCSN’s Catholic health partner, renews their support for the residential services case management program at St. Vincent Apartments. The program provides help, hope and housing to some of the most vulnerable members of our community and expands the services that CCSN is able to provide at St. Vincent.
The additional funding will allow CCSN to assist low-income residents of Southern Nevada with travel to and from medical appointments and necessary errands, and will cover other community resources to benefit their overall health and well-being.
“We are extremely grateful for Dignity Health’s continued support,” says Marcus Valerio, CCSN’s former senior vice president and chief administrative officer. “Their ongoing commitment to our community shows that while help, faith and compassion are delivered in their health system, they certainly do not end there!”
A client story is illustrative.
Due to complicated medical issues, Constance was living on the streets. “My COPD and heart problems made standing and walking very difficult,” she says. She was referred to St. Vincent, where she secured stable housing and enrolled in the Meals on Wheels program, which provides her seven nutritionally balanced meals each week.
I am on track, I am paying my bills and really like that there are other resources here.Constance
“Dignity Health recognizes the importance of caring for those in need at St. Vincent,” says Steve Schmitt, CCSN’s senior vice president and chief operations officer. “Their support helps us provide high-quality, comprehensive, intensive case management services to people formerly experiencing homelessness, building trusting relationships with tenants and enabling them to maintain housing and reach personalized goals.”
CCSN’s partnership with Dignity Health has allowed us to provide client-centered, trauma-informed case management to our St. Vincent residents, expanding our Healthy Housing Initiative pilot program to better serve the needs of our community.