Giving Back to Four Local Organizations
Crozer Health and Prospect Medical Holdings Donate $10,000
Crozer Health and Prospect Medical Holdings recently gave back to the Delaware County community with an annual end-of-year financial donation. The $10,000 contribution was divided among four local organizations: The Bernardine Center, Community Action Agency, Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County, and Catholic Social Services of Delaware County.
“We are grateful for the work these organizations do to improve our community and serve those in need, and we are pleased to be able to support them with a financial contribution,” said Peter Adamo, CEO of Crozer Health. “As the largest health system in Delaware County, we are committed to improving the health of our community beyond the care provided at our facilities. These donations reflect that commitment.”
The Bernardine Center provides support to low-income residents in Chester and the surrounding area. The food pantry serves approximately 500 people per month in addition to some homebound residents. The food pantry relies on donations from churches, organizations, and individuals as the government supply is often not enough to service everyone. The Bernardine Center also offers educational and advocacy programs to help residents in their community build better lives for themselves.
“The COVID pandemic has hit us hard. Our shelves are sometimes scarce,” said Sister Sandra, Director of The Bernardine Center. “The most vital need right now is personal care items such as shampoo, soap, and toilet paper.”
Community Action Agency of Delaware County (CAADC) is the primary provider of emergency housing to homeless people and families in Delaware County. The CAADC operates three shelters: The Life Center, Wesley House, and Family Management Center. CAADC’s mission is to help residents move toward economic self-sufficiency and strengthen the community through innovative approaches to programs such as housing, workforce development, energy conservation, social services and community and economic development.
The Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County (DAP) is the sole provider of domestic abuse services in Delaware County. It was founded in 1976 as part of a collaborative effort to provide safety and support to victims of domestic abuse. Through the generosity of donors like Prospect Medical Holdings, Crozer Health, and others, DAP is able to provide support through its 24/7 hotline, emergency shelters, advocacy, and connection to vital resources. DAP opened Nana’s Attic Thrift Store in Broomall in 2002, which is a source of income for the agency and a resource for residents of the safe house and their children.
Catholic Social Services (CSS) provides support for more than 3,100 people every day. Their network of programs offers support to those who need it most including the homeless and hungry, at-risk youth, struggling families, and single parents. CSS provides senior housing options, senior centers, older adult care management, in-home support programs, an elder care helpline, and senior clubs. In addition to the robust community services at CSS, the communities of Don Guanella and Divine Providence (a division of CSC) are located in the heart of Delaware County and provide a vital range of services empowering people with intellectual disabilities.