The Pasadena Child Health Foundation (PCHF) is pleased to announce its grantees for 2016. With the $150,000 given away this year, PCHF has granted nearly $3 million to local agencies in the last 11 years. Grants are made in four focus areas: Healthy Infant Development, Family and Community Connections, Healthy Weight, and Access to Health Benefits.
The Board of PCHF is proud to financially support local organizations and programs that aim to reduce disparities that adversely impact the health of children residing in the greater Pasadena area. PCHF invests in prevention and early intervention strategies and activities that incorporate the principles of collaboration, leveraging existing resources, and expanding capabilities to improve the health and well-being of Pasadena-area children.
2016 PCHF Grantee HEAR Center was awarded $15,000 to support their Free Hearing and Speech Screening Program. This grant will enable them to screen more than 700 children at 35 free hearing and speech screening events at preschools and other sites.
“We are very grateful to Pasadena Child Health Foundation,” said Ellen Simon, Executive Director at HEAR Center. “Undiagnosed hearing or speech disorders can significantly impact a child’s development, leading to developmental delays and difficulty in school. Fortunately, early intervention can significantly reduce the adverse impact of a communication disorder, and this grant from PCHF will help ensure that that can happen for children in Pasadena.”
For more information on Pasadena Child Health Foundation, please visit www.pchf.org.
2016 Pasadena Child Health Foundation Grant Recipients
Five Acres – $35,000 to establish a Residential Therapeutic Recreation Program at the residential campus in Altadena.
HEAR Center – $15,000 for the Free Hearing and Speech Screening Program.
Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center – $25,000 for the Healthy Parent and Child Program.
Planned Parenthood Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley – $35,000 for the Healthy Hearts Citywide Sex Education Initiative for Pasadena Youth.
Rose Bowl Aquatics – $40,000 to support the Water Safety/Learn-to-Swim Program for PUSD third-grade students.