Foothill Family Receives Grant From Kaiser

Kaiser Permanente’s Los Angeles Medical Center awarded a $10,000 grant to Foothill Family, headquartered in Pasadena. The grant provides essential counseling and support services for children and families (i.e. under/uninsured) whose behaviors make them prone to higher rates of mental illness.
“Foothill Family is deeply committed to empowering children and their families to overcome challenges and achieve success in relationships, school and work,” said Steve Allen, Foothill Family’s CEO. “Receiving a grant from this generous foundation reinforces our belief that strong families are the cornerstones of thriving communities. It all starts with family.”
The grant from Kaiser Permanente will provide Therapeutic Family Services to approximately 200 low-income children and their families throughout the San Gabriel Valley, including individual, group and/or family counseling to help address the mental health, emotional and behavioral issues they face as a result of mental illness, including: pressures of life, family and employment. Foothill Family’s Therapeutic Family Services goals are two-fold: (1) to help children avoid high-risk behaviors (i.e. teen pregnancy and substance abuse), aiding in their social and emotional development; and, (2) to help parents/caregivers and/or families address issues, including family dysfunction, stress and depression; resulting from prolonged exposure to poverty and unhealthy family environments.
“We believe that our support and collaboration with local partners such as Foothill Family is key to helping improve the overall health of our community,” explained Mario Ceballos, community benefit manager at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. “This is just one of the many ways in which our medical center hopes to create the positive impact we all envision for our communities.”
For more information, call (626) 993-3000 or visit foothillfamily.org.

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