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 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.