Launched in 2019 with the help from our partners, Healthier Together is making great strides toward helping children and families in West and Southwest Philadelphia live their healthiest lives. Some of these like-minded organizations have generously donated to make our work possible; others work side-by-side with us to improve families’ circumstances.
TD Bank awarded Healthier Together a $750,000 grant from its TD Ready Challenge program. The 2019 focus of TD Ready Challenge was health care, with an emphasis on preventive health. The grant will fund the launch of the Growing Resilience in Teens (GRIT) Project. GRIT aims to proactively address symptoms related to trauma that high-risk adolescents have been exposed to and mitigate the risk of developing mental illness. GRIT, which will launch in spring 2020, seeks to break the link between trauma and mental illness.
The Rite Aid Foundation provided a $300,000 KidCents Regional Grant to support the CAPP+ program. Funding is helping to cover renovation costs and provide families with other supports to reduce asthma triggers, like dehumidifiers and air conditioners.
Philadelphia Housing Development Corp. (PHDC)
The Philadelphia Housing Development Corp. (PHDC), a nonprofit city agency that provides home repairs for low-income Philadelphia homeowners, is a critical partner in the CAPP+ program. PHDC’s experience with home repairs pairs perfectly with CHOP’s knowledge of household triggers of asthma. Together, we are renovating homes to remove mold, mildew, pests and other asthma triggers.
Clarifi offers free financial counseling on-site at the Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pediatric Care Center in West Philadelphia. Clarifi uses a case management approach to help clients improve budgeting, reduce debt, improve credit and increase savings. The model is client-driven and serves low-income families by focusing on financial literacy and inclusion, and by creating clear, outcome-focused action plans.
Campaign for Working Families
Campaign for Working Families, a nonprofit that operates under the federal Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, provides free tax preparation and filing for families at the Karabots Center. The goal is for families to maximize federal and state tax credits, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and child credits, to receive the full tax refund they are entitled to.
Food Connect's technology helps food rescue and hunger relief efforts in real time so surplus food can get to where it needs to go. They leverage smart technology to pool resources and make deliveries efficient.
In response to the increased food insecurity brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, CHOP has supported the hiring of 14 temporary workers for three months to help build Food Connect’s capacity.
CHOP relies on advisers to provide strategic guidance on the operation, implementation and outcomes of each focus area and the overall Healthier Together initiative. Advisers include representatives from the School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Department of Public Health, City Council District 3, Keystone First, Mayor’s Office and Walnut Hill Community Association.
Interested in furthering the goals of Healthier Together as a Supporter or a Partner? See how you can be a part of this important effort by calling 267-426-5506 or filling out the form below. Please do not use this form to communicate information about your child's health. If this is an emergency, please call 911 or your local emergency services provider.
Interested in furthering the goals of Healthier Together as a Supporter or a Partner? See how you can be a part of this important effort by calling 267-426-5506 or filling out the form below.
Please do not use this form to communicate information about your child's health.
If this is an emergency, please call 911 or your local emergency services provider.