New Hope Receives Training Grant

On January 10, 2013, St. Mary Medical Center awarded $118,000 in grant funds to nine non-profit agencies at a luncheon held in their honor at the John Parr Health Enhancement Center on the campus of St. Mary Medical Center.

The grants are part of the Dignity Health Community Grants Program.  New Hope was one of the 15 organizations selected to receive funding for our Facilitator Training Program, which educates and trains volunteers to facilitate grief support groups across the greater Long Beach area. In the coming year, the program will train at least 10 new grief support group facilitators.

Minnie Douglas, Chair of the St. Mary Medical Center Hospital Board of Trustees’ Community Grants Committee, said, “These organizations are of great service in our community, and we look forward to working with them.”  We are very humbled and honored that we were selected to receive funding.  This funding will allow us to continue to meet the ever-growing needs of our community. Foundation President Drew Gagner said, “These funds will help these non-profit agencies to continue to move forward with carrying out their worthy missions, which tie in closely with those of St. Mary Medical Center and the founding Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.”

On behalf of our entire New Hope Family we want to thank the St. Mary Medical Center Foundation for their generosity, and for believing in our mission and the work that we do in the city of Greater Long Beach.