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Santa Teresa Foun­da­tion

The Santa Teresa Char­i­ta­ble Foun­da­tion (STCF) has com­pleted an­other round of recog­ni­tions of the out­stand­ing stu­dents in the Gads­den In­de­pen­dent School District’s El­e­men­tary Schools. They picked the top stu­dents and awarded them with a brand new bi­cy­cle. They also do­nated $3,600 to Santa Teresa High School ar­chi­tec­tural stu­dents in or­der for them to gain cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and in gen­eral sup­port of their pro­gram. The do­na­tions would not have been made pos­si­ble with­out the kind sup­port of the peo­ple in our in­dus­trial base who gen­er­ously donate to the STCF.

Molina Health­care

Molina Health­care is sup­port­ing the So­lace Cri­sis Treat­ment Cen­ter with a $15,000 do­na­tion to help New Mex­i­cans who have ex­pe­ri­enced tragic events and other trau­mas. So­lace pro­vides spe­cial­ized clin­i­cal sup­port, ther­apy ser­vices, vic­tim ad­vo­cacy, ed­u­ca­tion and pre­ven­tion pro­grams to those who have ex­pe­ri­enced sex­ual vi­o­lence, hu­man traf­fick­ing, child abuse, or other trau­matic events in­clud­ing fa­tal ac­ci­dents, deaths and re­turns from mil­i­tary ser­vice. All ser­vices are pro­vided at no cost to the clients.

The do­na­tion will di­rectly sup­port So­lace’s Clin­i­cal and Spe­cial Vic­tims Unit de­part­ments. Over the last six months, So­lace has ex­pe­ri­enced an in­crease in need for ser­vices. Dur­ing the month of Novem­ber of 2018, in com­par­i­son to the same pe­riod in 2017, the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s case load dou­bled from 60 clients to 130 clients. Molina’s con­tri­bu­tion will al­low the So­lace

Cri­sis Treat­ment Cen­ter to re­spond to client needs by pro­vid­ing men­tal health as­sess­ments, cri­sis stabilization and longterm clin­i­cal treat­ment for PTSD as well as other stress-re­lated be­hav­ioral health disor­ders.

“Over the past year, we’ve ex­pe­ri­enced a 31 per­cent in­crease in re­ports of sex­ual as­sault and the need for our ad­vo­cacy and coun­sel­ing ser­vices,” said María José Ro­dríguez Cádiz, ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor of So­lace Cri­sis Treat­ment Cen­ter. “Like many or­ga­ni­za­tions, we have ex­pe­ri­enced sig­nif­i­cant fed­eral fund­ing changes, which has cre­ated a wait­ing list for our pa­tients. With Molina’s do­na­tion and shared com­mit­ment to help our most marginal­ized pop­u­la­tions, we will be able to in­crease our ser­vices and en­sure that our pa­tients are able to re­ceive the re­sources and sup­port they need dur­ing a dif­fi­cult time in their life.”

“Our core mis­sion at Molina is to pro­vide peo­ple in need with ac­cess to re­sources that pro­mote their health and over­all well-be­ing,” said Car­olyn In­gram, senior vice pres­i­dent of pol­icy and ad­vo­cacy at Molina Health­care. “An im­por­tant com­po­nent of that is ad­dress­ing be­hav­ioral health is­sues in our com­mu­ni­ties. We are thrilled to donate to So­lace Cri­sis Treat­ment Cen­ter and sup­port the crit­i­cal work they are do­ing around be­hav­ioral health, specif­i­cally for peo­ple who’ve faced unimag­in­able trauma. We hope that the treat­ment of­fered helps their pa­tients heal, re­cover and go on to live safe and ful­fill­ing lives.”

Santa Teresa Char­i­ta­ble Foun­da­tion rec­og­nizes out­stand­ing stu­dents with bikes.

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