Safe Environments

Through our supporting safe environments and disaster relief efforts, we address the critical needs of a community outside traditional health care services.

When a person’s overall well-being is challenged by homelessnessmental health needs or unexpected events and disasters, safe environments can be a part of the solution to help care for the whole person. How we think about health has evolved. By looking at health holistically, recognizing that how we live, play and work causes us to be more or less healthy. Through the Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® initiative, we partner with local organizations that provide our communities with the resources they need to help improve the quality of life for many who need extra support and care. When mental and emotional capacities reach overload, mood and behavior can change. Understanding how and why this occurs is as critical as the ability to access needed care.

By providing social-emotional learning services to at-risk children to assisting homeless victims of family violence, these key partnerships and collaborations help to build safer environments across our states:

Illinois – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago; the Chatham Project; the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago; Mikva Challenge; and Health and Medicine Policy Research Group

Montana – Montana Project Echo

New Mexico – Albuquerque Health Care for the HomelessAchieving Healthy Behaviors in Homeless Families

Oklahoma – Healthy Women, Healthy Futures OklahomaCreating Safe Space for Girl Scouts to Take Healthy Risks and Try New Things

Texas – Heroes on the Water; El Buen SamaritanoPhoenix Center and Camp Phoenix; and Safe Campus Clinic

Disaster Readiness and Relief Efforts

When disaster strikes, our crisis response team is there to provide support and outreach across our five states.

In 2016, we granted $82,500 to local agencies such as the American Red CrossThe Greater Houston Community Foundation and other on-the-ground resources in response to tornadoes, wildfires, flooding and a police shooting in the affected states of Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.