Areas of Focus

The Foundation, which is in the process of defining the health and community issues it will target in the future, has gratefully inherited the generous donations community members have made over the years to the Crozer-Keystone Health System.

In the coming year, members of the board of directors will build upon these areas of focus as they refine and possibly expand the foundation’s strategic direction. Please join our e-mail list  and consider donating to support our efforts.

Listed below are our current areas of focus.

Support for Men and Women with Cancer

The Foundation battles cancer by: providing free mammogram and breast cancer screening, with help from the Susan G. Komen Foundation; joining with Unite for Her to support integrative/alternative therapies for women with breast cancer; and assisting those whose cancer diagnoses are challenging them financially. More than 600 women help each year by attending Girls Night Out, scheduled this year for Oct. 9. Learn more.

 

 

Helping Seniors Age in Place

Many Delaware County residents are burdened with caregiving roles they’re unprepared for psychologically or financially. The Foundation has funds to assist seniors needing home care and hospice services. The funds are available to support caregivers, train home health professionals and advocate for seniors as Medicare reform is pursued on the state and federal level. These efforts are an evolving area of interest for the foundation but you can help already by making a gift and choosing “Hospice and Home Care” in the “Gift designation” box.

 

Improving Maternal and Child Health

Having a baby can be a frightening and isolating experience, especially for first-time mothers living in poverty. The Foundation is proud to provide three maternal and children’s health programs that serve more than 10,000 Delaware County residents: Healthy Start, Nurse-Family Partnership and WIC (the Women, Infants, and Children nutrition program). Learn how these programs are saving lives.

 

 

Inspiring Teens to Succeed

For teens growing up in the City of Chester, dreams are often hindered by poverty and their inability to access a quality education. Chester has the lowest-performing school district in Pennsylvania. Two programs of the Foundation are tackling issues that directly impact teens. Learn more about the Health Resource Center, and the foundation’s Drug Free Communities campaign.