Children’s Health Advisory Committee Awards $500K

Children’s Health Advisory Committee Awards $500K

The Harris County Hospital District Foundation Children’s Health Fund is a permanent endowment established to support children’s health issues in Harris Health System and the Harris County Community.

The Children’s Health Advisory Committee met on May 26, 2020 where they reviewed, evaluated, and agreed to support twelve programs for a total of $593,467.00.

On behalf of the Harris County Hospital District Foundation Board of Trustees and the Children’s Health Advisory Committee, it is our pleasure to congratulate our 2020 – 2021 Children’s Health Fund recipients!

Read below about each organization on their project supported by the Children’s Health Fund.

AIDS Foundation, Inc.

Camp Hope is AFH’s annual week long summer camp for children ages 7-16 living with HIV/AIDS, providing campers with a week of fun, carrier-free activities in which to develop important life skills needed to manage life with HIV/AIDS in a healthy and secure environment (at their homes due to Covid).

Alief ISD

The Innovative Strategies for Mental Health in Schools Program implements social-emotional learning programs, trauma-informed school trainings, additional staffing for mental health strategies, and training materials. 

Cherish Our Children, Inc.

The No More Victims Program expands the capacity to provide children of incarcerated parents with the academic, support they need to be able to break the cycle, graduate, and become productive members of society.

Discover Fitness Foundation

The Fitness Programs for Children Fighting Obesity and those with Disabilities and Learning Differences provides tuition assistance, an adaptive curriculum, staff training and program evaluation tools to participating students and gyms – expanding the capacity of the program to reach up to 1,000 children in the next 3 years.

Epilepsy Foundation Texas

Camp Spike n Wave provides children and youth with epilepsy with a safe, structured, fun and encouraging home away from home.

Harris Health System

The School Based Mental Health Expanded Access & Promotion Program provides expanded access to behavioral health services and mental health promotion programming for students and community members residing in Harris County, patients of Harris Health System.

Houston Achievement Place

Project CLASS (Children Learning Appropriate Social Skills) implements the Animated Films Children’s Books Social Skills Digital Initiative, involving an integrated and astonishing series of children’s books, animated files of these books, parent and educator guides and demonstration videos.

Houston Area Women's Center

Turning Tragedy into Triumph for Children Survivors and Witness of Domestic and Sexual Violence improves the health of children affected by sexual and domestic violence through counseling, evidence-based screening tools, and supporting their parents with healthcare resources.

Northwest Assistance Ministries

The NAM Children’s Clinic supports NAM’s Pediatric Health Center, a community safety net clinic that uses a medical home model to offer quality medical care to children from birth through age 18.

Prevent Blindness Texas

Star Pupils Educational Campaign for Parents/Caregivers/Educators is an enduring educational campaign to raise awareness to the issues of signs and symptoms of vision problems in children to at least 2,800 parents, caregivers and educators.

San Francisco Nativity Academy of Houston

Plans to expand the capacity of SFNA’s early childhood education program for children from low-income families PK 3 and PK 4.

SEARCH Homeless Services

The House of Tiny Treasures plans to expand the behavioral therapy program by hiring a Behavior Intervention Specialist and providing additional hours of play therapy for the children.

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