As we prepare to celebrate the holidays and close out a difficult year, we also reflect on the positive impact the foundation made in a time of overwhelming need.
Palm Health Foundation is proud of our ability to be nimble in responding to the needs of our neighbors. Whether identifying where our donors’ funds can make the greatest impact or creating new opportunities to quickly aid residents in a crisis, Palm Health Foundation’s deep connection to community provides invaluable insight into where giving can do the most good.
Over the course of this year, we’ve collaborated with our donors and partners to provide immediate assistance neighbors like Andrea Johnson. Andrea lost her job during the pandemic and began to live in constant fear that she wouldn’t be able to take care of her family. Many of her creditors weren’t willing to work with her in her new situation – a situation that she was shocked to be in, leading to emotional and mental turmoil. Her worst fear came true when her family became homeless and had to divide up into separate living places. With her children separated, Andrea felt helpless and hopeless – how could she protect them from exposure to the virus now?
Through support from The Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fund, Palm Health Foundation's partner EJS Project provided Andrea with money for her immediate needs, extended her hotel stay so that she could continue her search for permanent residence, provided first month’s rent and the security deposit for her new apartment and helped her move into her new place. Now, Andrea is in stable housing and can be with her children again.
Through community collaboration, Palm Health Foundation will continue to aid our neighbors who need it most as we enter into the new year. Please partner with us in leading change for better health for all in Palm Beach County.