´ The Boulder County Safehouse|
The Mimi Fishman Foundation issued its first grant to this cause in 2001. The mission of Boulder County Safehouse is to provide safe shelter, support and advocacy for battered women and their children and work to end domestic violence through education and social change.
The Boulder County Safehouse is a non profit organization dedicated to providing battered women and children with a safe haven, where they are given support, shelter, and a chance to make positive changes in their lives. They are committed to empowering women, protecting children, and promoting the healthy attitudes and conditions necessary to foster well being.
The Safehouse Emergency Shelter Program provides crisis intervention, safe shelter and advocacy for battered women and their children. Help is available 24 hours a day through the crisis hotline. Trained counselors and volunteers will listen, provide counseling, information and support, and make referrals to other available services. The shelter facility provides a safe refuge for women leaving abusive relationships. In addition to food and clothing, women and children will receive case management, counseling, and information during their stay at the shelter, to help them establish a life free from violence. The emergency shelter has a capacity for 17 people and residents may stay up to 45 days. The address is kept confidential in order to protect the safety of those in residence.
Information courtesy of the Boulder County Safehouse, Inc
Boulder County Safehouse, Inc. Outreach Center
835 North Street
Boulder, Colorado, 80304
24-Hour Crisis Line 303-444-2424
Web Site Boulder County Safehouse
´ The American Glaucoma Society
Mimi was diagnosed with glaucoma as a teenager, so this organization touches home. Mimi spent many years educating the public regarding the value of testing for glaucoma at an early age, to give treatment a much better chance of having a positive affect rather than if the glaucoma was developed at a later stage.
The mission of the American Glaucoma Society is to promote excellence in glaucoma care and prevent vision loss by supporting glaucoma specialists through enhancing education, research, and patient care.
Information courtesy of the American Glaucoma Society
The American Glaucoma Society
P.O. Box 193940
San Francisco, CA, 94119-3940
e-mail None Available
Web Site American Glaucoma Society
´ Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was established in 1955. The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is proud to be a resource of information about cystic fibrosis. The information provided here should never take the place of advice from your personal health care provider. Be sure to check with your physician about changes in your treatment regimen. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is proud to have been recognized by SmartMoney the magazine of The Wall Street Journal, as a charity that "won't waste your money
We Support and accredit more than 110 CF care centers nationwide which provide high-quality, specialized care for those with CF. These centers, located at major teaching and community hospitals, offer comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for people with CF and their families and provide a variety of grants to scientists to conduct CF research throughout the country: new investigator research grants; clinical research grants; research fellowships; clinical fellowships; and student traineeships.
Information courtesy of CFF, Inc
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
6931 Arlington Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Information (301) 951-4422 or (800) FIGHT CF (344-4823)
Fax (301) 951-6378
Web Site The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
´ YMCA's Partner Programs
Camp Lakewood at YMCA of the Ozarks, Potosi, Missouri, offers an ideal outdoor environment for children and teens. They feature a variety of programs ranging from overnight campouts, horseback riding, and adventure camps. The facilities include a fully renovated dining hall, and an equestrian curriculum adopted from the Association of Horsemanship Safety and Education. The emphasis of the camp follow the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
Campers safety and health is the prime concern for the staff of Camp Lakewood who are all chosen for their maturity, skills, patience, enthusiasm and desire to be positive role models for children.
Designated funds allow the YMCA to offer specialized programming and scholarships for families living with cancer, HIV, asthma and developmental disabilities. Giving opportunities also exist for programs such as camping for inner-city youth, single-parent family weekends, an outdoor conflict resolution program and special weekends designed to strengthen the family. Included in this is the Camp Lakewood program.
Information courtesy of Camp Lakewood YMCA, Inc
YMCA of the Ozarks
Route 2 Box 240
Potosi, MO, 63664
Information 314-241-YMCA (in St. Louis)
Information 573-438-5752 (Outside St. Louis)
e-mail None Available
Web Site Camp Lakewood YMCA
´ The Delta Gamma Center
The Delta Gamma Center for children with Visual Impairments is committed to helping children who are blind or visually impaired (age birth to three), reach their full potential by providing individualized education and therapy to them and support services to their families.
While attending the Delta Gamma Center, children and their families will be given the support and training they need so that children will develop to their potential, enjoy healthy relationships with family members and can fully participate in their communities.
The Delta Gamma Center is a not-for-profit organization and is able to make its services available free of charge through the generous support of private donations and public and private grants.
Information courtesy of Delta Gamma Center, Inc
Delta Gamma Center
St. Louis, Missouri 63110
Fax (301) 314-776-7808
Web Site Delta Gamma Center
´ Evangelical Children's Home
The Evangelical Children's Home started in 1858, but was known back then as the German Protestant Orphan's Home. The goal was to offer children a safe place to heal. 142 years later, with a new name, the mission is still similar: To "assist children, youth, and thier families in thier quest for health and wholeness through faithful, professional services. The Evangelical Children's Home is based out of St. Louis, MO.
The home has 5 cottages to house 10 children each for residential treatment programs. They also offer an early education program on a sliding scale for many families of the community. Steppingstone is a program offered by the home that helps kids 16 - 21 to achieve independance and become productive adults. The home also operates 3 transitional homes and one community-based home. The home also offers quality counseling to the children and families they serve by providing The Family and Personal Counseling Center.
Information courtesy of the Evangelical Children's Home, Inc
Evangelical Children's Home
8240 St. Charles Rock Rd
St. Louis, MO 63114
e-mail None Available
Web Site Evangelical Children's Home
´ Healing the Children
Since 1979, Healing the Children volunteers have changed the lives of more than 60,000 children.
Our HTC chapters across the country bring children to cities in their area, find medical professionals who will donate their services, and assign each child to a volunteer host family who will provide room, board--and love--for the duration of the childÝs stay in the United States.
In many places in our world, children suffer and die or live disfigured lives because medical care that could help is unavailable to them. Changing this situation is the goal of Healing the Children. We envision a world where every child has access to medical care, and all our work is aimed at achieving our goal . . . one child at a time.
Information courtesy of the Healing the Children
Healing the Children National Office
Web Site Healing the Children
´ Solace House
The mission of Solace House is to provide a safe and understanding environment where grieving children and their families can obtain support from counselors, trained volunteer facilitators, and other families in similar situations. We recognize and honor the unique experience of every familyÝs journey toward healing. Solace House provides support groups, counseling services, professional referrals and resources to assist grieving families.
The goals of Solace House are to help children and families explore their perspectives about death, understand emotional, behavioral, physical, social, and spiritual responses related to loss, make necessary adaptations to life-altering change, and to develop strategies for coping, communicating, and healing as a family
Solace House was founded in April, 1996, through the vision and passion of two women,
Colleen Millett Pelz and Janie Harris Ewell.
Information courtesy of the Solace House
8012 State Line Road Suite 202
Shawnee Mission, KS 66208
Web Site Solace House