Caring For The Carers
Our healthcare members dedicate their lives to caring for those in medical need. We try to show that same dedication in giving back to our Providence St. Joseph Health community.
While we support local organizations including Camp Erin, Kells Green Rain Event, Oregon Food Bank, and the Portland Festival of Trees, we also give focus on our charitable giving to the Providence Helping Hands Fund. This program specifically supports the needs of Providence St. Joseph Health caregivers, providing confidential support to caregivers who're struggling and need temporary help paying rent or utilities, covering medical bills, or meeting other basic needs.
Last year alone, the fund provided over $200,000 in financial assistance to 228 caregivers in communities across Oregon! We are proud to have contributed a $50,000 matching donation to the Providence Health & Services Helping Hands Fund for the last seven years. This year is no different. Please help us help our caregivers.
Real Success Stories (names have been changed):
Francine called The Helping Hand Fund when she started falling behind on her rent and utilities. Along with receiving assistance from The Helping Hand Fund, Francine attended the Financial Wellness Basics course provided by Save First, and reported that the knowledge and tools she gained on budgeting would allow her to remove the fear of falling behind again.
Joann applied online for The Providence Helping Hand fund for assistance with her mortgage. Joann met with a Save First Financial Counselor who gave her some tips on how to request financial aid through her medical provider, helped her develop a monthly budget, and gave her advice on how to lower monthly bills. Save First then assisted in covering her late mortgage payment as well as her household utility bills.
Please help us help our caregivers. Thank you!